Tag Archives: Noir City

Sinister Cinema: The Sound of Fury

In a week or so Noir City is coming up once again in The Castro, with a double bill of the first couple of Thin Man films, Woman on the Run with terrific footage of period San Francisco streets, and lots … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Talking About the Falcon

If you’ve got a few bucks to donate to a good cause, this coming Saturday, February 8 at 6:30p.m., the Novato Theater Film Club is showing the 1941 version of The Maltese Falcon — the classic version. The good cause: … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Too Late for Tears

Another year of Noir City — without the usual bleak noir rain — opens in the Castro Theatre tonight, with a specially restored 35mm print of the Roy Huggins film Too Late for Tears. Dennis McMillan and I were thinking … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: Kent Harrington in Noir City

We’re about halfway through the current Noir City run, and I’ve done all the days I’m going to do this year — lucking out when Kent Harrington, fellow Posse McMillan regular, happened to be on hand Sunday for a signing … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Jim Tully on the Mean Streets of Noir City

Tonight the eleventh annual Film Noir Festival kicks off in the Castro Theatre, and I’m sure most people have checked the schedule and made plans on what to see. But just to make sure it’s on the record for fans … Continue reading

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Hammett: Oscar Nominee

During the Hammett-fest for Noir City I was struck by something Eddie Muller didn’t mention in the little intro for City Streets from 1931. I believe I saw that movie circa twenty years ago, and it didn’t leave much of an impression. Yeah, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Roadhouse Benny

One of the major reasons I went to the Hammett-fest the last day of Noir City is that I figured I might as well, finally, catch a showing of Roadhouse Nights from 1930. I don’t recall it ever showing in … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Call Me Al — Al Catraz

For a brief while in there, ennui seized me in its grip, and it seemed like the only thing I had to live for (in the current popular entertainment landscape, at any rate) was the return of The Walking Dead, any … Continue reading

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891 Post: Tub Shot, B&W

January is almost gone. Noir City is done. And The Voice of Noir has left the building. Yeah, the windows of the Sam Spade apartment in 891 Post will be dark again as you gumshoe past in the night, after … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: The Fest is Over

Noir City has folded up its sidewalks and slunk off into the night, and almost all that’s left are memories — and a really intriguing puzzle I noticed in the final day’s showing of the film Roadhouse Nights. More on … Continue reading

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