Author: Josiah Howard

Alfred Hitchcock’s I CONFESS

What do you do if you’re a priest, bound by the covenant of the church not to divulge confessions—even to authorities—and someone you know...

CRIMEWATCH: Short Eyes

Preceding Jamaa Fanaka’s critically acclaimed Penitentiary as well as the intense and influential TV event “Scared Straight,” 1977’s Short Eyes (prison slang for pedophile)...

CRIMEWATCH: Sapphire

A crime drama, a murder mystery, a treatise on ethnic tensions, class and “passing” in 1950s London, Sapphire is also a clever, well acted...

THE CELL

Fifteen years after it first dazzled, thrilled, disgusted and challenged audiences, The Cell (2000), the story of a woman’s descent into the warped, violent,...

CRIMEWATCH: Crazy Joe

Created to appeal to fans of The Godfather series, the little-known Crazy Joe (1974) tells the “true life” story of Italian mobster “Crazy” Joe...

CRIMEWATCH: FINGERS

A little bit The Godfather, a little bit Taxi Driver, 1978’s Fingers (perhaps it was the odd title?) came and went without much notice....