Setting Archive : New York

(I try to break stuff down by place and time. Doesnt always work but there you go)

Serpico [based on the book]
Serpico dir. Sidney Lumet

Based on the true story of Frank Serpico, this is the story of a police officer who turns whistleblower and […]

Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys dir. Clint Eastwood

Jersey Boys is based on a musical, based on the life of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Their formation, […]

The Marrying Kind
The Marrying Kind dir. George Cukor

In the domestic courts it is time for Keefer vs Keefer. But the various arguments carry on until it is […]

Made for each other
Made for each other dir. John Cromwell

Up and coming lawyer John Mason has just returned from taking a deposition in Boston. But work wasn’t all that […]

This side of brightness
This side of brightness - Colum McCann

In the early 1900s New York’s subway was in the process of being excavated. Working as sandhog was decent enough […]

The Iceman [based on the book by]
The-Iceman-Poster

based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski. In 1986 Richard Kuklinski was arrested for murder, he worked as a […]

The Amazing Spider-Man [based on comics]
The Amazing Spider-Man

Do I need to give a recap to this story? I mean, you know that it is a Spider-man film, […]

The Night eternal
The Night Eternal by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan

The Strain Trilogy #3 I really enjoyed the first book in this series, The Strain worked really well as a […]

Winter’s tale

Peter Lake was once in training to be a mechanic, but a tragedy meant that he was cast out of […]

Grave’s end

In 1982 Elaine Mercado and her family moved from an apartment into what they hoped would be their dream home. […]

Pegasus and the flame

Mythology and Reality collide! So the blurb on the back of this book tell me. The mythical winged stallion Pegasus […]

Ghosts of Vesuvius
ghosts of vesuvius

It is hard to blurb this book. On the one hand it is about Vesuvius and volcanic explosions and disasters both natural and man-made. But it is also a book about the origins of the earth, of the universe, and about how precarious our existence is. How so much of what we are today is dependent on natural events a thousand years ago, or a millennia ago, or so long ago that it is almost pointless to count the time because it is so difficult to grasp those sort of numbers.