Films and TV of 2024

Films

  • The Taking of Pelham 123 (Scott, 2009)
  • Society of the Snow (Bayona, 2023)
  • Godzilla Minus One (Yamazaki, 2023)
  • Red Rocket (Baker, 2021)
  • A History of Violence (Cronenberg, 2005)
  • The Squid and the Whale (Baumbach, 2005)
  • The Iron Claw (Durkin, 2023)
  • Anatomy of a Fall (Triet, 2023)
  • The Eiger: Wall of Death (Robinson, 2015)
  • K2: The Killer Summit (Ryan, 2017)
  • Navalny (Roher, 2022)
  • Dune: Part Two (Villeneuve, 2024)
  • Rope (Hitchcock, 1948)
  • Conduct Unbecoming (Anderson, 1975)
  • The Remains of the Day (Ivory, 1993)
  • Hell or High Water (Mackenzie, 2016)
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Richardson, 1962)
  • Poor Things (Lanthimos, 2023)
jan 10 2024 ∞
jul 13 2024 +

Films and TV of 2023

Films

  • Bones and All (Guadagnino, 2022)
  • Avatar: The Way of Water (Cameron, 2022)
  • Tár (Field, 2022)
  • Knock at the Cabin (Shyamalan, 2023)
  • The Beguiled (Coppola, 2017)
  • The Devil Wears Prada (Frankel, 2006)
  • Aftersun (Wells, 2022)
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lawrence, 2013)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Lawrence, 2014)
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (Lawrence, 2015)
  • Those Who Wish Me Dead (Sheridan, 2021)
  • Searching (Chaganty, 2018)
  • Triangle of Sadness (Östlund, 2022)
  • Elvis (Luhrmann, 2022)
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Stoppard, 1990)
  • Dead Man's Shoes (Meadows, 2004)
  • Nil by Mouth (Oldman, 1997)
  • The Go-Between (Losey, 1971)
  • Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
jan 3 2023 ∞
jan 10 2024 +

Films and TV of 2022

Films

  • Eighth Grade (Burnham, 2018)
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (Watts, 2021)
  • Isle of Dogs (Anderson, 2018)
  • West Side Story (Spielberg, 2021)
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Sharman, 1975)
  • The Lost Daughter (Gyllenhaal, 2021)
  • Parallel Mothers (Almodóvar, 2021)
  • Man on Wire (Marsh, 2008)
  • Jackass Forever (Tremaine, 2022)
  • Belfast (Branagh, 2022)
  • The King's Man (Vaughn, 2021)
  • The Madness of King George (Hytner, 1994)
  • The Batman (Reeves, 2002)
  • The Hunt for Red October (McTiernan, 1990)
  • Three Days of the Condor (Pollack, 1975)
  • Windfall (McDowell, 2022)
  • Nightmare Alley (del Toro, 2021)
  • The Postcard Killings (Tanović, 2020)
  • Life of Pi (Lee, 2012)
jan 5 2022 ∞
dec 30 2022 +

Films of 2021

  • Another Round (Vinterberg, 2020)
  • Soul (Docter, 2020)
  • Promising Young Woman (Fennell, 2020)
  • Hereditary (Aster, 2018)
  • Raging Bull (Scorsese, 1980)
  • Greenland (Waugh, 2020)
  • The Other Lamb (Szumowska, 2019)
  • Toni Erdmann (Ade, 2016)
  • Panic (Bromell, 2000)
  • Ring (Nakata, 1998)
  • All About My Mother (Almodóvar, 1999)
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Loach, 2006)
  • Pain and Glory (Almodóvar, 2019)
  • Volver (Almodóvar, 2006)
  • Broken Embraces (Almodóvar, 2009)
  • Talk to Her (Almodóvar, 2002)
  • Almost Famous (Crowe, 2000)
  • Bad Education (Almodóvar, 2004)
  • Educating Rita (Gilbert, 1983)
  • High Life (Denis, 2018)
jan 3 2021 ∞
dec 31 2021 +

Films of 2020

  • 1917 (Mendes, 2019)
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Stahelski, 2019)
  • The Farewell (Wang, 2019)
  • Son of Saul (Nemes, 2015)
  • I Believe in Miracles (Owen, 2015)
  • The Mule (Eastwood, 2018)
  • Uncut Gems (Safdie and Safdie, 2019)
  • Everest (Kormákur, 2015)
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Lanthimos, 2017)
  • Midsommar (Aster, 2019)
  • Onward (Scanlon, 2020)
  • Cape Fear (Scorsese, 1991)
  • Diego Maradona (Kapadia, 2019)
  • The Invisible Man (Whannell, 2020)
  • Palm Springs (Barbakow, 2020)
  • Yesterday (Boyle, 2019)
  • Tenet (Nolan, 2020)
  • Crimson Tide (Scott, 1995)
  • Game Night (Daley and Goldstein, 2018)
  • The Insider (Mann, 1999)
jan 13 2020 ∞
dec 23 2020 +

Films of 2019

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Jenkins, 2018)
  • The Favourite (Lanthimos, 2018)
  • Hit It Hard (Fine and Spitzer, 2016)
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
  • Frost/Nixon (Howard, 2008)
  • Green Book (Farrelly, 2018)
  • Widows (McQueen, 2018)
  • Apollo 13 (Howard, 1995)
  • T2 Trainspotting (Boyle, 2017)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Persichetti, Ramsey, Rothman, 2018)
  • The Others (Amenábar, 2001)
  • The Orphanage (Bayona, 2007)
  • Bone Tomahawk (Zahler, 2015)
  • Avengers: Endgame (Russo and Russo, 2019)
  • Dragged Across Concrete (Zahler, 2018)
  • Burning (Chang-dong, 2018)
  • Roma (Cuaron, 2018)
  • Force Majeure (Östlund, 2014)
  • The Square (Östlund, 2017)
jan 28 2019 ∞
dec 29 2019 +

Films of 2018

(Gradings A-F)

  • Kenny (Sugg, 2017)
  • The Big Sick (Showalter, 2017)
  • Okja (Joon-ho, 2017)
  • The Snowman (Alfredson, 2017)
  • 89 (Stewart, 2017)
  • The Foreigner (Campbell, 2017)
  • Good Time (Safdie and Safdie, 2017)
  • The Invitation (Kusama, 2015)
  • Let the Right One In (Alfredson, 2008)
  • Call Me by Your Name (Guadagnino, 2017)
  • Selma (DuVernay, 2014)
  • Molly's Game (Sorkin, 2017)
  • Midnight Run (Brest, 1988)
  • Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017)
  • Your Name (Shinkai, 2016)
  • The Death of Stalin (Iannucci, 2017)
  • Black Panther (Coogler, 2018)
  • The Shape of Water (del Toro, 2017)
  • Coco (Unkrich, 2017)
jan 5 2018 ∞
nov 27 2018 +

Films of 2017

(Gradings A-F)

  • Dead Ringers (Cronenberg, 1988) A-
  • The Constant Gardener (Meirelles, 2005) C+
  • Monsters (Edwards, 2010) B+
  • Green Room (Saulnier, 2015) B-
  • Room (Abrahamson, 2015) B+
  • Contagion (Soderbergh, 2011) B+
  • Doctor Strange (Derrickson, 2016) B+
  • Leaving Las Vegas (Figgis, 1995) B-
  • Moonlight (Jenkins, 2016) A-
  • Anomalisa (Kaufman and Johnson, 2015) B
  • Arrival (Villeneuve, 2016) A
  • Manchester by the Sea (Lonergan, 2016) A-
  • Manhattan (Allen, 1979) A-
  • Dead Man (Jarmusch, 1995) B
  • David Brent: Life on the Road (Gervais, 2016) D+
  • Logan (Mangold, 2017) A-
  • Get Out (Peele, 2017) A
  • Elle (Verhoeven, 2016) A
  • Mr Holmes (Condon, 2015) B-
jan 2 2017 ∞
jan 5 2018 +

Films of 2016

(Gradings A-F)

  • Bridge of Spies (Spielberg, 2015) B+
  • Spotlight (McCarthy, 2015) A-
  • Legend (Helgeland, 2015) C
  • The Big Short (McKay, 2015) B
  • Sicario (Villeneuve, 2015) A-
  • The Martian (Scott, 2015) A-
  • The End of the Tour (Ponsoldt, 2015) A-
  • Pacific Rim (del Toro, 2013) C+
  • Chi-Raq (Lee, 2015) B-
  • Ex Machina (Garland, 2015) B
  • Slow West (Maclean, 2015) B+
  • Macbeth (Kurzel, 2015) B
  • Beasts of No Nation (Fukunaga, 2015) B+
  • The Last King of Scotland (Macdonald, 2006) B
  • Serpico (Lumet, 1973) B-
  • Election (Payne, 1999) B+
  • Ant-Man (Reed, 2015) C
  • Captain America: Civil War (Russo and Russo, 2016) A-
  • Hail, Caesar! (Coen and Coen, 2016) C-
jan 1 2016 ∞
jan 2 2017 +

Films of 2015

(Gradings A-F)

  • Foxcatcher (Miller, 2014) B+
  • Cold in July (Mickle, 2014) C+
  • Whiplash (Chazelle, 2014) A-
  • Take Shelter (Nichols, 2011) B+
  • The Babadook (Kent, 2014) B
  • La Haine (Kassovitz, 1995) B
  • Birdman (Inarritu, 2014) B+
  • Big Eyes (Burton, 2014) C
  • The Imitation Game (Tyldum, 2014) C+
  • Dear White People (Simien, 2014) B+
  • Six Shooter (McDonagh, 2004) (SF) C+
  • Love Is Strange (Sachs, 2014) B-
  • Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (Capaldi, 1993) (SF) C-
  • Cheap Thrills (Katz, 2013) D+
  • The Theory of Everything (Marsh, 2014) C+
  • Elway to Marino (30 for 30) (Rodgers, 2013) B
  • Catching Hell (30 for 30) (Gibney, 2011) C+
  • Bad Boys (30 for 30) (Levitt, 2014) B+
  • Slaying the Badger (30 for 30) (Dower, 2014) C+
jan 13 2015 ∞
jan 1 2016 +

Albums of 2024

  • __
jan 10 2024 ∞
jan 10 2024 +

Albums of 2023

  • Beatles for Sale by The Beatles (1964)
  • Help! by The Beatles (1965)
  • No Thank You by Little Simz (2022)
  • Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen (1984)
  • Dropout Boogie by The Black Keys (2022)
  • Melody A.M. by Röyksopp (2001)
  • Big Love Blanket by Personal Trainer (2022)
  • Dead Meat by The Tubs (2023)
  • Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder (1976)
  • You Don't Mess Around with Jim by Jim Croce (1972)
  • Exodus by Bob Marley and the Wailers (1977)
  • Cracker Island by Gorillaz (2023)
  • Nilsson Schmilsson by Harry Nilsson (1971)
jan 3 2023 ∞
mar 5 2023 +

Albums of 2022

  • Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order (1983)
  • Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. by Simon & Garfunkel (1964)
  • Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman (1988)
  • ABBA Gold by ABBA (1992)
  • Please Please Me by The Beatles (1963)
  • Visions of a Life by Wolf Alice (2017)
  • The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (1973)
  • Thriller by Michael Jackson (1982)
  • Folklore by Taylor Swift (2020)
  • Electronic by Electronic (1991)t
  • Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads (1983)
  • Ambient 1: Music for Airports by Brian Eno (1978)
  • The Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 by Henryk Górecki (1977)
  • A Rush of Blood to the Head by Coldplay (2002)
  • With the Beatles by The Beatles (1963)
  • Saturday Night Fever by Bee Gees and various artists (1977)
  • Jurassic 5 by Jurassic 5 (1998)
  • Tumbleweed Connection by Elton John (1970)
  • Harry's House by Harry Styles (2022)
  • Alpha Games by Bloc Party (2022)
jan 5 2022 ∞
apr 3 2023 +

Albums of 2021

  • John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon (1970)
  • Imagine by John Lennon (1971)
  • Ram by Paul McCartney (1971)
  • All Things Must Pass by George Harrison (1970)
  • McCartney III by Paul McCartney (2020)
  • Band on the Run by Paul McCartney and Wings (1973)
  • McCartney by Paul McCartney (1970)
  • McCartney II by Paul McCartney (1980)
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John (1973)
  • Hounds of Love by Kate Bush (1985)
  • Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen (1975)
  • The Stranger by Billy Joel (1977)
  • Hunky Dory by David Bowie (1971)
  • Disraeli Gears by Cream (1967)
  • Nevermind by Nirvana (1991)
  • Breakfast in America by Supertramp (1979)
  • Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John (1975)
  • The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses (1989)
  • Discovery by Daft Punk (2001)
jan 13 2020 ∞
apr 4 2022 +

Albums of 2018

(Ratings A-F)

  • Fleetwood Mac by Fleetwood Mac (1975)
  • Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel (1970)
  • This Year's Model by Elvis Costello and The Attractions (1978)
  • Ye by Kanye West (2018)
  • Kids See Ghosts by Kids See Ghosts (2018)
  • Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991)
jan 2 2017 ∞
jan 5 2022 +

Albums of 2015

(Ratings A-F)

  • 1000 Forms of Fear by Sia (2014) B-
  • The Fix by Scarface (2002) B
  • Salad Days by Mac DeMarco (2014) B-
  • Kinks by The Kinks (1964) B
  • Begin to Hope by Regina Spektor (2006) C
  • Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M. (1986) A-
  • The Black Album by Jay-Z (2003) A-
  • The Grey Album by Danger Mouse (2004) A+
  • Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens (1970) A
  • Teaser and the Firecat by Cat Stevens (1971) A-
  • Upstairs at Eric's by Yazoo (1982) B+
  • To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar (2015) B+
  • The Race for Space by Public Broadcasting Service (2015) A
jan 13 2015 ∞
jan 2 2017 +

Poems

  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
  • Fire and Ice by Robert Frost
  • Invictus by William Ernest Henley
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
  • The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
  • High Flight by John Gillespie Magee Jr.
  • The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats
  • I Choose the Mountain by Howard Simon
  • A Poison Tree by William Blake
  • Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas
  • The Garden of Love by William Blake
  • When you go by Edwin Morgan
  • When Great Trees Fall by Maya Angelou
  • The Tyger by William Blake
  • Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow by William Shakespeare
  • If by Rudyard Kipling
  • Let Me Die A Youngman's Death by Roger McGough
  • St Crispin's Day Speech by William Shakespeare
  • Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith
  • This Be The Verse by Philip Larkin
jan 5 2021 ∞
jan 12 2022 +

Books, Essays and Short Stories of 2024

Short Stories

  • Man from the South (Dahl, 1948)

Long-Form Articles

  • __

Novels and Books

  • The Handmaid's Tale (Atwood, 1985)
  • Lincoln in the Bardo (Saunders, 2017)
  • The Remains of the Day (Ishiguro, 1989)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck, 1939)
  • Time's Arrow (Amis, 1991)
  • Moby-Dick (Melville, 1851)
  • Dracula (Stoker, 1897)
  • The Quiet American (Greene, 1955)
  • Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir (MacDonald, 2016)
  • Three Men in a Boat (Jerome, 1889)
  • The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder (Grann, 2023)

Plays

jan 10 2024 ∞
jul 24 2024 +

Books, Essays and Short Stories of 2023

Short Stories

  • Indian Camp (Hemingway, 1924)
  • Survivor Type (King, 1982)

Long-Form Articles

  • Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial (Malcolm, 2011)
  • The Transition: The Day L.B.J. Took Charge (Caro, 2012)
  • The Yankee Comandante (Grann, 2012)
  • The Coach in the Operating Room (Gawande, 2011)

Novels and Books

  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War (Brooks, 2006)
  • Live and Let Die (Fleming, 1954)
  • All the Pretty Horses (McCarthy, 1992)
  • Fight Club (Palahniuk, 1996)
  • Tess of the d'Urbervilles (Hardy, 1891)
  • L.A. Confidential (Ellroy, 1990)
jan 3 2023 ∞
dec 19 2023 +

Books, Essays and Short Stories of 2022

Short-Form

  • After You, My Dear Alphonse (Jackson, 1943)
  • The Paper Menagerie (Liu, 2011)
  • The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World (García Márquez, 1968)

Long-Form

  • In Cold Blood (Capote, 1966)
  • Casino Royale (Fleming, 1953)
  • The Bell Jar (Plath, 1963)
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Reid, 2017)
  • Killers of the Flower Moon (Grann, 2017)
  • Money (Amis, 1984)
  • When Breath Becomes Air (Kalanithi, 2016)
  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (McCoy, 1935)
  • Station Eleven (St. John Mandel, 2014)
  • The Lost City of Z (Grann, 2009)
  • Strangers on a Train (Highsmith, 1950)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (García Márquez,1967)
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People (Carnegie, 1936)
  • Tokyo Year Zero (Peace, 2007)
jan 5 2022 ∞
dec 26 2022 +

Books, Essays and Short Stories of 2021

Short-Form

  • The Fourth State of Matter (Beard, 1996)
  • Bullet in the Brain (Wolff, 1995)
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (Gilman, 1892)
  • Harrison Bergeron (Vonnegut, 1961)
  • Flowers for Algernon (Keyes, 1960)
  • The Lottery (Jackson, 1948)
  • The Gift of the Magi (Henry, 1905)
  • The Most Dangerous Game (Connell, 1924)
  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? (Oates, 1966)
  • The Summer People (Jackson, 1950)
  • The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas (Le Guin, 1973)
  • The Monkey's Paw (Jacobs, 1902)
  • The Necklace (de Maupassant, 1884)
  • The Landlady (Dahl, 1959)
  • Hills Like White Elephants (Hemingway, 1927)
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find (O'Connor, 1953)
  • The Swimmer (Cheever, 1964)
  • To Build a Fire (London, 1908)
jan 5 2021 ∞
dec 31 2021 +

Books of 2020

  • Steve Smith's Men: Australian Cricket's Greatest Downfall (Lemon, 2018)
  • The Damned Utd (Peace, 2006)
  • The Locked Room (Sjöwall and Wahlöö, 1972)
  • Keane: The Autobiography (Keane and Dunphy, 2002)
  • Cop Killer (Sjöwall and Wahlöö, 1973)
  • The Last Question (Asimov, 1956)
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Thurber, 1939)
  • The Egg (Weir, 2009)
  • There Will Come Soft Rains (Bradbury, 1950)
  • Roy Keane: The Second Half (Keane and Doyle, 2014)
  • The Little Prince (Saint-Exupéry, 1943)
  • The Terrorists (Sjöwall and Wahlöö, 1975)
  • Animal Farm (Orwell, 1945)
  • The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines (Cox, 2017)
  • Catch 22 (Heller, 1961)
  • A Transparent Woman (Hari Kunzru, 2020)
jan 13 2020 ∞
dec 17 2020 +

Books of 2019

  • Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing (Kimball, 2009)
  • A Doll's House (Ibsen, 1879)
  • Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona Vs Real Madrid (Lowe, 2013)
  • Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know (Gladwell, 2019)
jan 28 2019 ∞
jan 13 2020 +

Books of 2018

  • Cantona: The Rebel Who Would Be King (Auclair, 2009)
  • High Fidelity (Hornby, 1995)
  • The Art of Captaincy (Brearley, 1985)
  • The Crucible (Miller, 1953)
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (Orwell, 1949)
  • Them: Adventures with Extremists (Ronson, 2001)
  • Football Dynamo: Modern Russia and the People's Game (Bennetts, 2008)
  • Angels With Dirty Faces: The Footballing History of Argentina (Wilson, 2016)
  • The Race: The Complete True Story of How America Beat Russia to the Moon (Schefter, 2000)
  • A View from the Bridge (Miller, 1955)
jan 5 2018 ∞
dec 28 2018 +

Books of 2017

  • The Fire Engine That Disappeared (Sjowall and Wahloo, 1969)
  • Murder at the Savoy (Sjowall and Wahloo, 1970)
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (Highsmith, 1955)
  • The Grifters (Thompson, 1963)
  • The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald, 1925)
  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (Lewis, 2003)
jan 2 2017 ∞
jan 5 2018 +

Books of 2016

  • The Outsider (Camus, 1942)
  • Waiting for Godot (Beckett, 1953)
  • As I Lay Dying (Faulkner, 1930)
  • True History of the Kelly Gang (Carey, 2000)
  • Roseanna (Sjöwall and Wahlöö, 1965)
  • Thierry Henry: Lonely at the Top: A Biography (Auclair, 2012)
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness (Thaler and Sunstein, 2008)
  • Das Reboot: How German Football Reinvented Itself (Honigstein, 2015)
  • So You've Been Publicly Shamed (Ronson, 2015)
  • Behind the Curtain: Football in Eastern Europe (Wilson, 2006)
  • American Gods (Gaiman, 2001)
jan 1 2016 ∞
jan 2 2017 +

Books of 2015

  • An Inspector Calls (Priestley, 1945)
  • Invincible: Inside Arsenal's Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season (Lawrence, 2014)
  • Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics (Wilson, 2008)
  • The Abominable Man (Sjöwall and Wahlöö, 1971)
  • All My Sons (Miller, 1947)
  • Death of a Salesman (Miller, 1949)
  • The Miracle of Castel di Sangro (McGinniss, 1999)
  • The Unforgiven (Bagchi & Rogerson, 2002)
  • Blood Meridian (McCarthy, 1985)
  • Breakfast of Champions (Vonnegut, 1973)
  • The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (Pullman, 2010)
  • Killing Pablo (Bowden, 2001)
  • David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants (Gladwell, 2013)
  • The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail – but Some Don't (Silver, 2012)
jan 13 2015 ∞
jan 1 2016 +