I say this every time a new issue of the Film Noir Foundation’s magazine hits in-boxes around the globe. So I’ll quote FNF jefe Eddie Muller: this latest edition of Noir City is “the best written film journal in the world – certainly the most entertaining.”
Want proof? I thought my word was good enough for you. I thought we were friends.
Fine. Here’s proof. Inside the Fall 2014 issue:
- Your friend and mine Christa Faust sizes up noir vixens of recent vintage
- Michael Connelly names his five favorite noir films
- Wallace Stroby on the real life origins of the neo-noir classic Thief
- Profiles of Mike Mazurki and William Castle
- Muller mulls the question of the definitive heist film: The Asphalt Jungle or Rififi?
I’m particularly proud of the sidebar to that piece which I helped assemble, in which we ask a rogues gallery of crime writers to single out their favorite cinematic caper. Faust and Stroby chime in, along with the likes of Duane Swierczynski, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Roger Hobbs and Ray Banks.
Plus plenty more. I contribute a few film reviews and my usual Cocktails & Crime column … and eagle-eyed readers may spot breaking news about what I’ve been up to lately.
Don’t have a copy? Never fear. Simply make a contribution to the Film Noir Foundation and ninety-four pages of majesty will be winging their way toward you. Don’t miss out.