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Kim Morgan

Kim can be found at Sunset Gun and also writes essays for MSN Movies, and authors and runs MSN's daily film blog, the Hitlist. She has written for LA Weekly, Huffington Post, IFC, Entertainment Weekly and GQ.

She started her writing career early -- head film critic for the Willamette Week and weekly film critic for Portland's daily newspaper, The Oregonian where she also had her own column "Beyond the Multiplex," focusing on less Hollywood fare. She then moved to Los Angeles where the revival houses are the best in the country, a city where you can watch Tarnished Angeles, Baby Face, Pretty Poison, Blonde Venus, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Two-Lane Blacktop and an Alain Resnais series less than two weeks.

She served as DVD critic on Tech TV's "The Screen Savers" and has appeared as guest film critic on AMC's "The Movie Club," VH1, E! Entertainment, Reelz and Starz. She's appeared in the documentaries "Hollywood Goes Gaming," "Comic Books Unbound," "Fashion In Film" and the popular feature documentary "American Grindhouse" along with John Landis, Joe Dante, Allison Anders, Fred Williamson, Jonathan Kaplan and Larry Cohen.

A film noir aficionado, she's presented movies and moderated interviews for the Los Angeles Film Noir Festival at The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theater as well as the Palm Springs Noir Festival. She's also contributed DVD commentary on both the noir classics "Road House" (starring Ida Lupino, Richard Widmark and Cornel Wilde) with "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller, and "New York Confidential" (with noir scholar Alan Rhode), and contributed to featurettes on "Road House," "Moontide" (starring Lupino and Jean Gabin) and "Inferno" (starring Robert Ryan).

She guest programmed for Turner Classic Movies, showing two rare, should-be classics -- Jack Garfein's "Something Wild" starring Carroll Baker and Ralph Meeker and John Berry's "He Ran All the Way" starring John Garfield. She also presented William Wellman's pre-code "Night Nurse" at Austin's famous Alamo Drafthouse Theater, discussing Wellman, Stanwyck, Blondell, and the rarely evil Clark Gable and the wonders of pre-code movies.

She's also served as Juror at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, judging for the Shorts Programs.

She recently worked, and is still working, with director, Guy Maddin appearing in four short films, or "Hauntings" -- three with Udo Kier, and one, "Bing & Bela," with a white wolf, which showed at Toronto's Bell Lightbox.

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