Author Archives: Christa Faust

Noir City: I WANT TO LIVE and CRY TOUGH

We’ve reached the end of the fifties and the end of another great Noir City festival. But before I get to the flicks, allow me to remind you once again that if you love Film Noir and enjoy following my… Read More

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Noir City: TOUCH OF EVIL and ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS

It’s been a real drag missing so many shows this year, but I’ll be there for closing night. Meanwhile, I’m still doing my damnedest to keep up with the action. To that end, let’s get into last night’s first movie… Read More

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Noir City: THE MIDNIGHT STORY and MONKEY ON MY BACK

Still sick, but slowly getting better. I’ll probably keep my loud, ugly cough out of the theater for one more night, but come hell or high fucking water I’ll be there tomorrow for closing night. Anyway I miss the hell… Read More

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Noir City: A KISS BEFORE DYING and THE HARDER THEY FALL

Still sick AF and nobody wants to kiss me right now except my dog Django, but hey, that’s not gonna stop me from my sworn duty to cover these great flicks. Let’s get started. First up, A KISS BEFORE DYING…. Read More

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Noir City: THE BIG COMBO and BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK

Can’t seem to shake this rotten cold, so I’m reporting from home instead of my usual ringside seat. These are both great flicks that I’ve seen more that once and you should see them too so let’s get on with… Read More

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Noir City: PLAYGIRL and HELL’S HALF ACRE

This first flick PLAYGIRL was the one I was most looking forward to this year. So, in spite of the fact that I’m as sick as the morose photographer in this movie, I still dragged myself down to the Egyptian… Read More

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Noir City: CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS and 99 RIVER STREET

Had to miss last night’s show, but I’ve seen both films and still have a few things to say about them. First up CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS. This is a weird one. I love the idea of a film being… Read More

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Noir City: SUDDEN FEAR and THE NARROW MARGIN

I had to miss last night’s flicks and will miss tonight’s as well, but I still have a few things to say about them. First of all, SUDDEN FEAR. I’ll admit something that probably makes me a fucking Philistine. I… Read More

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Noir City: APPOINTMENT WITH DANGER and SHADOW ON THE WALL

Our second night in Noir City started off with a flick that turned out to be way better than its generic title, APPOINTMENT WITH DANGER. You wouldn’t think that a film about mail inspectors in Gary, Indiana would turn out… Read More

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Noir City: TRAPPED and THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON

First of all, has it really been 21 years? As cohost Alan Rode said last night, someone who was born on opening night of the first Noir City Hollywood would now be old enough to enjoy a shot of Bogart… Read More

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