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Bouchercon 2016 is less than a month away! Here’s what I’ll be up to while I’m there. Other than hanging out in the bar, which is a given. WEDNESDAY, Sept 14th, I’ll be reading at N@TB’s Noir Bar After Dark… Read More

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard the big news about PEEPLAND, the gritty crime/noir comic series written by me and Gary Phillips, with art by Andrea Camerini and published in the brand new Hard Case Crime line from Titan…. Read More

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I’m going to France on a book tour to support the brand new French translation of MONEY SHOT. Lucky for me, I’ve done plenty of research so I know exactly what to expect. If you’re French, or just happen to… Read More

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Sorry for the delay getting post this up, but let’s get right to the movies. First of all, I missed the special screening of TOO LATE FOR TEARS, but that doesn’t mean you should skip it. It’s one of my… Read More

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First and fucking foremost, my deepest and most sincere apologies for being unable to provide write ups on the majority of the Noir City flicks this year. I like to think of myself as bulletproof and never go to the… Read More

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Anybody who follows me on social media knows that I’ve been fighting off the Whooping Death Flu for the past few weeks. I was hoping to get over it in time to provide you with my much anticipated (by me, anyway)… Read More

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So this is it. The end of the line. The last write up on the last two films from this year’s Film Noir Festival. Let’s dive right in, shall we. First (in this write up, third on the bill) HEAT… Read More

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The final night of this year’s LA Film Noir Festival was a marathon quadruple feature of “proto-noir,” so I’ve decided to break my write up into two parts to make it last a little longer. I always hate to see… Read More

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Last night was the big closing party for the 17th annual LA Film Noir Festival. As usual, it was a blast, with everybody dressed to kill and all sorts of noir-related activities including drinking, gambling and burlesque. The dapper Dean… Read More

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Last night was the night I’d been waiting for all month, featuring three rare, restored flicks from Argentina that I’d never even heard of. I know there are lots of people who come to a film noir festival to see… Read More

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I know I’ve missed a lot of flicks this year, so this might not be a particularly meaningful statement, but last night was hands down my favorite so far. After several movies that were more noir-adjacent or sort-of-but-not-quite-noir I was… Read More

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First up, I know all the far-flung Faustketeers who are unable to make the yearly pilgrimage to Noir City have been counting on me to provide ringside play-by-play, so I’m sorry I’ve been off the grid. If you follow me… Read More

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The first Sunday night of Noir City is always a kind of test that separates the true hardcore fans from the casual dabblers and hipster date-night types. This one doubly so, since it was also a holiday. Predictably, we had… Read More

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The good news about last night’s Bogey-inspired double bill was that it was sold out. There’s nothing I want more than to see tons of people come out and support the ongoing preservation of these films while enjoying them in… Read More

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It’s that time of year again, Faustketeers. Time for another trip down the mean streets and shadowy back alleys of Noir City. I’ll be providing my usual ringside commentary for the full run of the festival so the geographically challenged… Read More

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As you all probably know, the last nine months have been pretty rough. Pop Faust lost his battle with cancer and everything else in my life had to be put on hold to care for him while he was dying…. Read More

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The 16th annual Noir City film festival went out with a bang last night. I’m always sad to see it end, but what a way to go! Before we got started on the last double bill of the run, we… Read More

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Hard to believe another Noir City festival is almost over. Last night was the big closing weekend celebration and a special tribute to the unforgettable Ann Savage. First the flick, DETOUR. This film is one of my personal favorites and… Read More

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Last night we had a David Goodis double bill and what better way to kick it off than with a book signing, featuring Phillipe Garnier’s GOODIS: A LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE. This brand new English language edition is published… Read More

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Last night’s show was billed as a Hugo Fregonese double bill. That didn’t mean a thing to me, since I had no idea who that is. I do now, Faustketeers. First up, HARDLY A CRIMINAL (Apenas un delincuente.) Host Eddie… Read More

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