Monthly Archives: April 2010

Orbik Rocks My World

Check out the gorgeous Glen Orbik cover art for my new Angel Dare novel CHOKE HOLD, forthcoming from Hard Case Crime in Feb. 11.

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L.A. Times Festival of Books

I’m not doing any official signings this year, but I’ll be there. Tonight I’ll be at the Mystery Bookstore for their annual pre-festival party and then I’ll be wandering around the festival tomorrow. You can probably find me by triangulating… Read More

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Strange Fascination and The Come On

Throughout the festival, Hollywood historian Karie Bible and I have been bemoaning the high male to female ratio in the theater, as evidenced by the unnaturally long line for the men’s room during intermission. Burlesque and vintage pin-up fashions are… Read More

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The Power of the Whistler and The Voice of the Whistler

I was pretty curious about these two films based on a series of popular radio plays. It’s been a top notch run so far, but this was the first night this year that just didn’t do it for me at… Read More

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Crashout and Cry Vengeance

After our somewhat girly Gothic Noir double Thursday night, Crashout was a much needed testosterone injection. This is a man’s movie, dammit, and I loved every minute of it. Some friends and I were recently bemoaning the apparent extinction of… Read More

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Among the Living and Dark Waters

Looks like there was a bit of a mix up on the old Cinematheque website. For some reason, the direct link I’ve been using didn’t list last night’s Gothic Noir double Among the Living and Dark Waters. It just went… Read More

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Eddie Muller’s List of Film Noir’s Gayest Couples

Muller posted this list on Facebook as a response to yesterday’s write up of Walk A Crooked Mile. 1. ROPE: Farley Granger and John Dall. Not only is it what the film is all about, it was written by a… Read More

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Drive a Crooked Road and Walk a Crooked Mile

Another stellar night of Noir at the Egyptian. This year has really been exceptional in both rarity and quality. I’m really glad I decided to do the whole run. First up, Drive A Crooked Road. Mickey Rooney plays a lonely,… Read More

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New York Confidential and Human Desire

First, the movies. It’s been more that 40 years since New York Confidential played on a big screen. This rare Noir gem is a gritty, tightly plotted, doco-style mob picture starring Broderick Crawford as a hot-headed Mafia king-pin, Richard Conte… Read More

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The Locket and The Bodyguard

I think I’m suffering from flashback whiplash after watching The Locket. It all starts when a wedding is interrupted by the bride’s ex-husband, a morose British psychiatrist. He wants to warn the new groom about the seemingly angelic Nancy and… Read More

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