When I receive my annual request from Jedidiah to make a list for Noirvember, I usually try to compile a short, strange list. One of the small joys in my life is recommending a movie to Jedidiah that he hasn’t seen or--the holy grail--that he hasn’t heard of. Not an easy task, as Jedidiah watches a thousand and fifty movies a month.
But I decided to do something different this time. So if you want some interesting film viewing, track down Bad Genius or The Sound of Noise or White God or The Lure or Danny. Legend. God.
But for this Noirvember, I’m going with recent English-language movies. Specifically movies (and one TV show) that contain performances by actresses that deserve more recognition and all the praise. These performances made me want to go out and watch everything these women have been in.
A special prize to Geraldine James who appears in both Beast and Back to Life and is a badass in her own right. She’s great in everything she’s in.
the author of 7 novels, including his most recent The Southland from Agora Books. He holds the distinction of being the only person to be nominated for an Anthony Award for a story with the word "boner" in the title. And nobody can take that away from him.