Author Archives: Christa Faust

Noir City: THE TURNING POINT and THE SCARLET HOUR

This was the big night for me. The show I’d been waiting for all week. And let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. First up, THE TURNING POINT. An idealistic special prosecutor (Edmond O’Brien) determined to crack down on the… Read More

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Noir City: DRAGNET and LOOPHOLE

Just the facts, ma’am. Despite the clear warning on this poster, there was a very large family in the theater last night, with kids ranging from toddler to pre-teen. As much as I dislike kids, I have to say they… Read More

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Noir City: HE WALKED BY NIGHT and DOWN THREE DARK STREETS.

I wound up having to skip last night’s show, but have no fear! I’m still here for those of you who are playing along at home. I’ve already seen both of this flicks multiple times, so let’s jump right into… Read More

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Noir City: DARK CITY and ARMORED CAR ROBBERY

The LA action continues, with a little side trip to Vegas. First up, DARK CITY. A group of pro gamblers hustle a naive out-of-towner into signing over a company check. The despondent man hangs himself, and the gamblers find themselves… Read More

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Noir City: KISS ME DEADLY and CITY OF FEAR

First up on last night’s Atomic Noir double bill, KISS ME DEADLY. A womanizing dick (Ralph Meeker) picks up a terrified female hitch-hiker and finds himself mixed up in a quest for a mysterious and dangerous box. Of course, there… Read More

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Noir City: L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

Last night, we took a slight detour. A technicolor detour. Our single feature was the modern(ish) neo noir LA CONFIDENTIAL, although the guest of honor claimed that it’s not really noir at all. That it, like all his books, is… Read More

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Noir City: THE BLUE DAHLIA and I LOVE TROUBLE

It’s that time of year again, Faustketeers. Time for another trip down the mean streets of Noir City. And what better way to kick off a cinematic tribute to the City of Angels than with a little Chandler action. First… Read More

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Noir City: The Big Heat and Wicked Woman

Noir City 19 is in the rearview mirror, and it’s been a hell of a ride. I really dug the format of matching better known A pictures with rare and under-appreciated Bs. This year’s finale was definitely one of my… Read More

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Noir City: The Man Who Cheated Himself and Iron Man

Were getting into the home stretch now, Noir Hounds. Last night started off with more crooked cop noir in The Man Who Cheated Himself. A cop falls for a married woman and helps her cover up her crime when she… Read More

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Noir City: Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Killer That Stalked New York

Another great night in Noir City. First up, Where the Sidewalk Ends. This is one I’ve seen before and if you haven’t, stop reading and go watch it now. I’ll wait… A noir classic that reunited the gang who made… Read More

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