It's a good weekend to live in Los Angeles if you happen to love film festivals. Through this weekend, City of Lights, City of Angels, a weeklong extravaganza of French film premieres, is still going on. If you, like me, love subtitles, you'll want to check out what's still up on the program. Looking the schedule over, I do have a few recommendations for you. Film noir fans, tonight is your night, with a quadruplet of French noir fun for your viewing pleasure.
I don't know much about the films on the noir slate, but after dealing with a pack of kids sick with strep all week, I'm most assuredly in a darkish-noir mood, and I'd love to just sit in the dark for eight hours and chill with these films. Besides, check out the fabulously porntastic noir-stache on the dude on the right, from the poster for Rivals, one of the films on the noir schedule. That's a truly spectacular 'stache, and the whole poster kind of feels like a very dark, very French Starsky and Hutch, n'est-ce pas?