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Being a huge Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith (“Carol”) fan, this film was on my radar from day one of the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and it did not disappoint.

Based on Highsmith’s 1960 thriller (“The Blunderer”),  A Kind of Murder investigates how quick one is jump to conclusions of guilt or innocence.  Architect Walter Stackhouse and his wife Clara have a troubled marriage, but is it troubled enough for Walter to commit murder?  On the other side of town Kimmel is accused of murdering his wife and regularly harassed by the cops.  Did he or didn’t he do it?

Screenwriter/Producer Susan Boyd does a spectacular job of weaving that edge of your seat Hitchcock style with the brilliant story telling of Patricia Highsmith into a  fascinating game of cat and mouse.

On the carpet, I asked Susan (hypothetically, of course) what her method of murder would be and this is what she had to say…

A Kind of Murder Red Carpet Interviews


Patrick Wilson as Walter Steakhouse really channels Jimmy Stewart from Rear Window on this one to the point where you have no doubt he did what he’s accused of. Meanwhile Kimmel (Eddie Marsan from Showtime’s Ray Donovan) give you just enough to doubt him as well.

I’m telling you, this is a great one to catch, but don’t watch it alone…

A Kind of Murder is in limited release by Magnolia Pictures on December 16th.


I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic,Carla Renata is a member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association (Co-President Documentary Branch), African American Film Critics Association, Online Association of Female Film Critics and Alliance of Women Film Journalists. My op-eds or features have been seen in VARIETY, RogerEbert.com, Maltin on Movies, The Cherry Picks, IGN Movies, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, Good Day LA, ET Live!, Turner Classic Movies, KCRW Press Play with Madeline Brand, The Cherry Picks, The Stream Team (Beond TV) ITV, Fox Soul's The Black Report, The ListTV and more. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'


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