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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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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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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 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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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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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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Last night was the show I was most looking forward to. I hadn’t seen either one of the pictures and I was not disappointed. First up, Chicago Deadline. One of my favorite subcategories of the genre, Newspaper Noir! Alan Ladd,… Read More

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First up on last night’s Noir City bill was The Accused. A prim professor, played by Loretta Young, is being stalked by a creepy student. When he tries to rape her on the edge of a Malibu cliff, she kills… Read More

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First up on last night’s double bill was Calcutta. Alan Ladd and William Bendix play womanizing pilots working the route from Chungking to Calcutta. When their buddy tells them he’s getting hitched, they are skeptical but still willing to meet… Read More

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After the previous night’s slight detour along the outskirts, I was thrilled to see The Dark Corner on the bill. This flick brings us right back into the heart of Noir City. A washed up private dick is trying to… Read More

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Deanna Durbin. Not a name that immediately springs to mind when you think of film noir.   But this promo photo from Lady on a Train sure caught my interest. Why Deanna, I never knew you had it in you!… Read More

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Our Nazi punching theme continues on night two of Noir City with a WWII double shot. First up, Ministry of Fear. Ray Milland (who will always be Satan to me) is released from an asylum, only to be plunged into… Read More

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It’s that time of year again, Faustketeers. Time for our yearly vacation to not-so-sunny Noir City. We kicked off the festival with a kinktastic double bill full of thigh-high boots, bondage and overt masochism. It’s like they programed this one… Read More

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