A heist thriller, The Usual Suspects captivated audiences when it appeared in 1995. Directed by Bryan Singer, the film won Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. This study examines the film's sophisticated narrative structure and the new spin it puts on older genre conventions and themes.
Ernest Larsen is a New York-based critic, novelist and film-maker. His novel Not a Through Street (1981) won an Edgar Allan Poe Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year