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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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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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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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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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This is it, Noir Hounds. The capper of the 20th (!!!) annual Noir City Hollywood. It’s been a real pleasure to be your plucky girl reporter for all these years and I hope that you’ve all been enjoying the play-by-play…. Read More

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This year’s penultimate show was a Joseph Losey triple feature. Starting off with THE PROWLER. When you do this for as long as I have, past festivals start to run together in your memory. I knew that I had seen… Read More

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Stalker double feature! First up, PITFALL. Uptight insurance executive John Forbes (Dick Powell) finds himself chaffing under the bland suburban sameness of married life. The cure, of course, is a beautiful young model named Mona (my gal Lizabeth) who’s got… Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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