Media

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss

Movies

(my own Tomatoes ranking)

UNSEEN

  • People vs. Larry Flynt
  • Hollwoodland
  • The Underneath
  • Brick
  • The Bank Job
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Death Proof
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • 21 Grams
  • War Dogs
  • Philadelphia
  • Boyhood
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Master
  • Zodiac
  • Children of Men
  • Toy Story 4
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • The Farewell
  • Midsommar
  • Get Out
  • Melancholia
  • A Fish Called Wanda

  • The Secret to my Success
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Impossible
  • The Negotiator

  • Pelican Brief

  • The Firm

  • Honeyboy
  • Good Morning Vietnam

  • Best in Show

  • Trading Places

  • Moonstruck
  • Amelie
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • The Farewell
  • Barbarella
  • Midnight Cowboy

SEEN

  • Molly’s Game ☑️(88%) – thrill ride, crazy story, superb leads
  • After Hours ☑️(85%) – old-school NYC noir, humorous, classic
  • Roma ☑️(86%) – whirlwind, deep, well-acclaimed
  • Four Weddings and a Funeral ☑️(65%) – decent Brit humor, strange flow, stale
  • Thelma & Louise (70%) – wild ending, superb friendship, odd flow
  • City of God ☑️(95%) – leave speechless, exhilarating true story, powerful
  • 12 Monkeys ☑️(87%) – sci-fi trippy, old school, Pitt kills
  • Punch Drunk Love (50%) – confusing plot, tough to finish, not too splendid
  • Rocknrolla ☑️(80%) – second-half is excellent, gritty British, not the best Ritchie
  • Gone Girl☑️(88%) – gnarly, surreal, freaky 
  • Moonlight (89%) – strong imagery, impactful character development, light plot
  • Trainspotting ☑️ (96%) – obsessed, uplifting, great tunes
  • True Romance☑️(81%) – Tarantino-written, crime, cameos
  • The Sting ☑️(92%) – classic Redford, King Paul Newman, neat twists
  • Inherent Vice ☑️(79%) – odd, tough to follow, Phoenix wildin’
  • The Big Lebowski ☑️(89%) –worth the hype, trippy, more complex than I thought it would be
  • Chinatown ☑️ (90%)
  • High Fidelity ☑️(85%)lik
  • Say Anything ☑️(88%)
  • Whiplash ☑️(90%)
  • The Founder ☑️(85%)
  • Catfish (doc) ☑️(84%)
  • Sex Lies and Videotapes ☑️ (90%)
  • Cinema Paradisio☑️ (88%) – moving, cohesive, and classical
  • Clerks ☑️ (88%) – dating humor, gritty, short & sweet
  • Dead Poets Society ☑️(95%)
  • Manhattan ☑️(96%)
  • Pain and Glory ☑️(96%)
  • Parasite ☑️(99%)
  • Primal Fear ☑️(88%)
  • American History X ☑️(89%)
  • Heat ☑️(85%)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ☑️(85%)
  • High Fidelity☑️(45%)
  • There Will Be Blood ☑️ (94%)
  • Good Time ☑️(82%)
  • Match Point ☑️(91%)
  • Hannah and Her Sisters ☑️(87%)
  • Green Book ☑️(97%)
  • Motherless Brooklyn ☑️(84%)
  • Knives Out☑️(89%) – masterful, a fun ride, terrific ensemble
  • Little Women☑️(93%) – smart, great ending and writing
  • Waves ☑️(85%)
  • The Gentlemen ☑️(96%)
  • Kramer vs. Kramer ☑️(88%) – game-changing, genius Dustin Hoffmann, NYC vibes
  • The Greatest Showman☑️(86%) – couple fantastic songs, great story, expedited
  • Ladybird ☑️(89%) – outstanding lead, short, intense at times, sweet
  • A Star is Born ☑️ (91%) – Gaga is breathakingly amazing, morose, and pops
  • Tangerine ☑️ (80%)
  • Spring Breakers☑️(47%) barely a film, noir-scape, and no cohesion
  • Memento ☑️(81%)
  • The Revenant ☑️(74%) – Superb Leo, beautiful nature, slow drag
  • The English Patient ☑️(90%)
  • Dolemite Is My Name☑️(97%)
  • Birdman☑️ (96%) – surreal cinematography, brilliant structure, next-level by Norton & Stone
  • Mad Max: Fury Road☑️ (96%)
  • Lost in Translation☑️ (90%) – Bill Murray fantastico, Tokyo vibes, spiritual
  • The End of the Tour☑️ (89%) – intuitive, snack-able, gripping

TV

  • New Pope ☑️(90%)
  • Better Call Saul☑️(100%)
  • Hunters
  • Lucky Louie
  • Unorthodox ☑️(95%)
  • Fauda
  • Chernobyl☑️(96%)
  • Dark Materials
  • The Crown Season 3
  • Barry Season 2 ☑️(96%)
  • Money Heist☑️(90%)
  • Sex and the City Season 4-6
  • Succession ☑️(83%)
  • The Last Dance ☑️(97%)
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • Six Feet Under
  • Shtisel

Articles

  • Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man

Music

  • OK Computer

Podcasts

  • The Moment ☑️(95%)

Books

  • His Dark Materials
  • AI Superpower
  • City of Thieves

  • Lawrence Block

  • Dead Girl Blues

  • Merracami

  • Kafka on the Shore

  • Queen of Tuesday

  • Vs. Britchett

  • Dune
  • Creative Quest
  • Apropos of Nothing ☑️(95%)
  • The Art of Screenwriting
  • All Above Love

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