Tagged: John Smistad

Halfway House

fiction by John Smistad Josh fought the ruthless blizzard like grim death, battling to navigate his snowmobile through the dense backcountry of the Idaho panhandle wilderness. The clandestine escape from his frat’s weekend camping...

Dive into suspense

Film review: Pioneer John Smistad Olympia, Wash. Espionage, betrayal, and murder are all spellbindingly explored—along with the darkest depths of the ocean—in the absorbing Norwegian thriller Pioneer (Pionér, 2013). Aksel Hennie (A Somewhat Gentle...

Heads up for Nesbø

Film review John Smistad Olympia, Wash. Hunting for a not-by-the-numbers thriller? Headhunters (Hodejegerne, 2011) is the movie for you. Leave it to those crafty Norwegians to fashion a film furnishing the beholder with everything...

Burn the Place you Hide

Burn is a downer

Film review John Smistad Olympia, Wash. Burn the Place you Hide is an overlong investigation of the life and career of Norwegian singer/songwriter Thomas Hansen, known to his eclectic fans as “St. Thomas.” Hansen’s...