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Noir City: Calcutta and Backlash

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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Noir City: The Dark Corner and Behind Green Lights

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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Noir City: Lady on a Train and Escape in the Fog

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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Noir City: Ministry of Fear and Address Unknown

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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This Gun For Hire and Quiet Please Murder

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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Blood on the Bayou

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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PEEPLAND

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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French Book Tour

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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Noir City: THE CAPTIVE CITY and BUY ME THAT TOWN

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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Noir City: DECEPTION and HOLLOW TRIUMPH

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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