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Noir City, The Home Game: THE PROWLER, THE ACCUSED, and CAGED

It’s Ladies’ Night in Noir City because today’s triple bill features flicks that focus on the female POV. I’ve seen and written up all three, but I’m always down for a rewatch. Especially my all time favorite prison film, CAGED!… Read More

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Noir City, The Home Game: TRY AND GET ME and THE ARGYLE SECRETS

A midnight phone call. A sudden death in the family. A big empty house on a cliff. A mysterious, solitary woman looking out over the turbulent water. Plot twist: this is real life, not some black and white flick. Smash… Read More

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Mads Mikkelsen, Bound

I recently got it in my head to catalog every single film/show/polaroid in which Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen is in bondage. The result was an epic, wild and not entirely tidy Twitter thread. However, this important scholarly research clearly needed… Read More

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Wordless

It’s been A Year. Again. Next year looks to be more of the same and then some. But this isn’t one of those “how about that 2021?” Happy Fucking New Year type of posts. I want to talk about not… Read More

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The Little Things

2020 has been a lot. The list of things that have gotten fucked up, gone sideways or just flat out gone is far too long to hold the fragile, traumatized attention of the mayfly internet. So I’m just gonna talk… Read More

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Noir City International (Virtual) Film Festival: OSSESSIONE

Another outstanding film festival in the can, and this time it’s the end of a first. The first virtual visit to Noir City. Readers, I have FEELINGS. We’ve all been through (and are still going through) a lot since COVID… Read More

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Noir City International (Virtual) Film Festival: LE DOULOS, STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR and DETOUR

To kick off last night’s triple feature, we started with a Jean-Pierre Melville flick I hadn’t seen yet, LE DOULOS. First, a note on the slang phrase “le doulos.” It literally means a stingy brim hat like the ones worn… Read More

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Noir City International (Virtual) Film Festival: FOUR WAYS OUT and THE FACTS OF MURDER

Gina Lollobridgida vs. Claudia Cardinale! Who will win? We do, dear readers. We win. First up in this Italian double feature FOUR WAYS OUT. A group of inexperienced thieves pull off a stadium heist during a soccer game and then… Read More

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Noir City International (Virtual) Film Festival: THE DEVIL STRIKES AT NIGHT

I was really thrilled to see this one in the line up, because I was unable to find a streaming version with subtitles back in March. Unlike the previous flick, you really can’t follow this film without understanding what people… Read More

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Noir City International (Virtual) Film Festival: THE FIFTH HORSEMAN IS FEAR

For this round we’re in Prague for THE FIFTH HORSEMAN IS FEAR. During WWII (sort of – more on that later) a Jewish doctor forbidden from practicing medicine has been relegated to a job cataloging confiscated property. When a wounded… Read More

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