Author Archives: Christa Faust

Sick of All This

Well, Faustketeers, I’m sick. No, it’s probably not our friend COVID-19, but this is a hell of a time to come down with any kind of flu. Here’s what’s been going on here at the Fausthaus over the past two… Read More

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Noir City the Home Game: PORTRAIT OF JENNIE, GIRL WITH HYACINTHS, THE SPIRITUALIST and IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

Here we are, at the end of the line up that wasn’t. Composing the final post of any Noir City festival is always a little sad. This year, it’s weirdly emotional and strange and melancholy and here I am, doing… Read More

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Noir City the Home Game, Big Moby Marathon

Look, we are all coping with our creeping existential dread and pandemic anxiety in different ways. I realize that most people are busy endlessly refreshing twitter and reading a zillion articles about how fucked we all are. There are probably… Read More

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Noir City, the Home Game: GUN CRAZY and PALE FLOWER

Strange days continue, kids. I’ve been forced to miss some Noir City screenings in the past for a variety of reasons, but this is pandemic action is exponentially sadder and weirder. Good thing we have movies and pie. Speaking of… Read More

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Noir City, the Home Game: THE NAKED CITY and HARDLY A CRIMINAL

These are sad, strange days, Faustketeers. I’m still pretty broken up over the cancellation of this year’s festival. Being an anti-social homebody writer, I don’t get out much and this event is something I look forward to all year. I… Read More

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Noir City: THE LONG HAUL and BLACK GRAVEL – plus an important update

It breaks my heart to share this news, but the rest of this year’s Noir City festival has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. Our beloved Noir City family does tend to skew older and I totally understand and support… Read More

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Noir City: THE HOUSEMAID and MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS

Yeah, ok, so THE HOUSEMAID. Holy shit, Faustketeers. A piano teacher hires a strange, chain-smoking maid to help his overworked wife take care of their rat-infested suburban house and their two kids, a monstrous, bratty son and a morose, crippled… Read More

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Noir City: THE DEVIL STRIKES BY NIGHT and FLY BY NIGHT

A series of unfortunate events conspired to make me to miss the Siodmak double feature on Sunday afternoon. That being said, I’ve seen one of the two films already and was able to find the other on YouTube, so I’m… Read More

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Noir City: M-stravaganza!

Had to miss last night, but lucky for all you kids playing along at home, I’ve already written up two of these M adaptations and seen all three. First up, the original. Directed by Fritz Lang and starring a very… Read More

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Noir City: THE BEAST MUST DIE and GILDA

It’s that time of year again, Faustketeers. Time for another visit to Noir City. And this year, we’re going global! I know there’s been a lot of pushback against the inclusion of foreign flicks, complete with the dreaded subtitles, but… Read More

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