Film Noir and Neo-Noir in 2016: A-C

Journeys in Darkness and Light

By the time 2016 is over, I will have watched more than 250 movies with at least half of those being film noir or neo-noir titles. (I know 250 movies isn’t really that impressive, but I also tried to read 250 books this year, currently on #235. Hey, it’s a tough life loving books and movies…) These are some of the noir/neo-noir films I saw for the first time in 2016, many of which I hope to revisit in the coming years. It’s a fairly long list and I’m breaking it up into segments each day, so pace yourselves! I hope you’ll find something new to discover or a favorite to re-watch.

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Just A Bunch of Important Punk Records


13124570_10153927323707839_5901549785460563692_nBy now, I’m sure y’all have seen the horrendous “top 40 punk albums” Rolling Stone listed. While there are a lot of good ones on there, they left out a bunch of great records. And I mean, to be fair, so did we – it’s impossible to actually list all of the great punk records. I’ll probably decide in a couple of weeks that I left out a band or two and have to revisit it. I don’t even know how many are in this list. Anyway, my best friend Anna Theodora (AT) and I (AK) decided to put our own list together, because clearly, we know better. And I’m sure y’all do too. This is a “living list” – there’s always going to be more records to add.

The Undertones – The Undertones (1979)

This is the same band that wrote the “song so nice, John Peel played it…

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