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A list of things that grabbed my attention
●  recommended




2020

Books

 
Kokoro Natsume Soseki
Belt and Road  Bruno Maçães
In Praise of Shadows  Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
Almost Transparent Blue Ryu Murakami
In The Miso Soup Ryu Murakami
The Night Manager John Le Carré
Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata
Utopia for Realists Rutger Bregman
Men without Women Haruki Murakami
Transit Rachel Cusk
Outline Rachel Cusk
The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism Kyle Chayka
Kudos  Rachel Cusk
Weather Jenny Offil
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the WorldHaruki Murakami
Last Things Jenny Offil
Dept. of Speculation Jenny Offil
Killing CommendatoreHaruki Murakami
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics Carlo Rovelli
Sapiens Yuval Noah Harari
Agent Running in The FieldJohn le Carré 

Shows


The Eddy 
Jack Thorne
The Kominsky Method I & II
Chuck Lorre
Westworld III
Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy
La Casa de Papel IV
Álex Pina
After Life Ricky Gervais
10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki Kaku Arakawa
Giri/Haji Joe Barton
Fleabag I & II Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Stand-Up


Out to Lunch 
Mark Normand
I Got This 
Sam Morril 
Middleditch & Schwartz  Ryan Polito
Double Negative Ari Shaffir
Ball HogTom Segura
Hey Big BoyBurt Kreischeir
Quarter-Life CrisisTaylor Tomlinson
You’re Doing Great Tom Papa
Equanimity Dave Chapelle
Overthinker Demetri Martin
Sweet & Salty Fortune Feimster
A Speak of Dust Sarah Silverman
Joke Show Michele Wolf
Asian Comedian Destroys America! Ronny Chieng
The New One Mike Burbuglia

Movies


Divines Houda Benyamina
Shoplifters Hirokazu Koreeda
Das 5 BloodsSpike Jonze
The King of Comedy Martin Scorcese
This Magnificent Cake!Emma de Swaef & Marc James Roel
Elisa & Marcela Isabel Coixet
Dick Tracy Warren Beauty
In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-Wai
Lovebirds Michael Showalter
Ya no estoy aqui Fernando Frías de la Parra
 Zimna Wojna Pawel Pawlikowski
Marie AntoinetteSofia Coppola
Mon Oncle d’Amérique Alain Resnais
Blue Jasmine Woddy Allen
My Happy Family Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Gross
La Verité Hirokazu Koreeda
Basquiat Julian Schnabel
Julian Schnabel : A Private PortraitPappi Corsicato
The Wind risesHayao Miyazaki
J’AccuseRoman Polanski
Motherless BrooklynEdward Norton
Shirkers Sandi Tan
Holmes & WatsonEtan Cohen
Tigertail Alan Yang
Heart of Sky Jenny Moussallem
Pom Poko  Isao Takahata
Ponyo Hayao Miyazaki
Matrimonio all’Italiana Vittorio di Sicca
NausicaäHayao Miyazaki
The Gentlemen Guy Ritchie
OnwardDan Scanlon
Whale ValleyGudmundur Arnar Gudmunsson
Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu Céline Sciamma
Mudbound Dee Rees
The Drug King Woo Min-ho
Call me Dolemite Craig Brewer
Mononoke Princess  Hayao Miyazaki
Queen & Slim Melina Matsoukas
Spirited Away Hayao Miyazaki
Little WomenGreta Gerwig
Porco Rosso Hayao Miyazaki
37 SecondsHikaru
Where’d you go BernardetteRichard Linklater
Uncut Gems  Josh & Ben Safdie
1917 Sam Mendes
HustlersLorene Scafaria
Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang Kevin MacDonald
2001: A Space Odyssey  Standley Kubrick
Knives OutRian Johnson
Two Popes Fernando Meirelles
The Irishman Martin Scorcese
Parasite  Bong Joon Ho
Ad Astra James Gray
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino
Joker Todd Phillips
The Art of Self-Defence Riley Stearns
Dolor y Gloria Pedro Almodóvar



2019

Books


1Q84 Haruki Murakami
A Wild Sheep Chase  Haruki Murakami
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the ShoreHaruki Murakami
A Perfect Spy John le Carré
The Little Drummer Girl John le Carré
The Russia HouseJohn le Carré
The Looking Glass War John le Carré
Smiley’s PeopleJohn le Carré
Walkscapes: Walking as an Aesthetic PracticeFrancesco Careri
Shark Drunk Morten Stroksnes
Tokyo Totem Gardner & Fruneaux

Shows


La Casa de Papel I, II & III Álex Pina
Russian Doll Leslye Headland (& others)
Game of TronesBenioff & Weiss
The Night Manager  Susanne Bier
The Bodyguard Jed Mercurio
Escape at Dannemora Ben Stiller

Glow 
Flahive & Mensch

Stand-Up


Fire in the Maternity Ward  Anthony Jeselnick
Thank God for Jokes  Mike Burbuglia
Tamborine Chris Rock
Sticks and Stones Dave Chapelle
Paper TigerBill Burr
Disgraceful Tom Segura
Mostly StoriesTom Segura
Kid Gorgeous John Mulhaney
Comeback Kid John Mulhaney

Movies


The Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
The Meyerowitz Stories Noah Baumbach
Dunkirk Christopher Nolan
Blade Runner 2047 Denis Villeneuve
Blade Runner Ridley Scott
Bohemian RhapsodyGraham King
Always Be my Maybe Nahnatchka Khan
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Bob Persichetti
The Green BookPeter Farrelly
Black Panther Kevin Feige
Logan Lucky Steven Soderbergh
BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
The Death of StalinArmando Iannucci
Roma Alfonso Cuarón
Toy Story 4Josh Cooley
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Yorgos Lanthimos
Incredibles 2Brad Bird
Isle of Dogs Wes Anderson
The Lobster Yorgos Lanthimos
Paterson Jim Jarmush