This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Liam Neeson,  as Matt Scudder, in a scene from the film, “A Walk Among the Tombstones."  (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Atsushi Nishijima)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s not for nothing that the names of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe are reverentially referenced in writer-director Scott Frank’s adaptation of the 10th novel in Lawrence Block’s long-running, best-selling series featuring unlicensed private eye Matthew Scudder. Distinctly and proudly old-fashioned in its retro, film noir vibe, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” is notable for its dark atmospherics and strong performance by Liam Neeson in the latest example of his unlikely late career transformation into an action hero.

Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , ,