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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yeah, so 2020 is upon us. It’s been a hellava decade. The interwebs are overflowing with tons of insightful recaps, detailed trend and tech trackers, all kinds of best-of lists and a whole slew of crucial, important world events that… Read More

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Reading this funny Jezebel article about thong underwear inspired me to post about my own existential butt-floss battle. See, I love the look of vintage lingerie and enjoy wearing it when I’m not wearing anything else, but I honestly cannot… Read More

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I didn’t want to write this. I didn’t want to talk about this. Because things are not good right now, and for a woman who likes to see herself as tough, strong and always in control, that’s extremely hard to… Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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