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)
jan 28 2019 ∞
feb 6 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 +

Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Listened albums have been crossed out.

70/500

  • 1 The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • 2 The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
  • 3 The Beatles – Revolver
  • 4 Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
  • 5 The Beatles – Rubber Soul
  • 6 Marvin Gaye – What's Going On
  • 7 The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
  • 8 The Clash – London Calling
  • 9 Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde
  • 10 The Beatles – The Beatles
  • 11 Elvis Presley – The Sun Sessions
  • 12 Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
  • 13 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
  • 14 The Beatles – Abbey Road
may 28 2013 ∞
apr 23 2018 +

Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time (2008)

A more populist list of films. Voted for by Empire Magazine readers, Hollywood staff and film critics.

Watched films have been crossed out.

Owned films have been ticked.

/500

  • The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
  • Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
  • Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
  • Jaws (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
  • GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
  • Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gen...
jan 20 2013 ∞
jul 16 2013 +

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)
jan 2 2017 ∞
jan 28 2019 +

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 and Speeches

  • Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
  • A Poison Tree by William Blake
  • The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
  • Invictus by William Ernest Henley
  • St Crispin's Day Speech by William Shakespeare
  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
  • The Tyger by William Blake
  • The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt
jul 2 2015 ∞
jan 1 2016 +

TV Series Watched, Watching and Soon To Watch

TV series and serials I have watched (every episode, start to finish), ongoing TV series and serials I am currently in the process of watching and series and serials I plan to watch.

Watched

  • 24 (Surnow, Cochran: 2001-2010, 2013-) 8
  • The Wire (Simon: 2002-2008) 9.5
  • Breaking Bad (Gilligan: 2008-2013) 10
  • Lost (Abrams, Lieber, Lindelof: 2004-2010) 8.5
  • Heroes (Kring: 2006-2010) 6
  • Dexter (Manos, Jr.: 2006-2013) 7
  • Prison Break (Scheuring: 2005-2009) 6
  • Deadwood (Milch: 2004-2006) 9
  • Boardwalk Empire (Winter: 2010-) 8
  • The Sopranos (Chase: 1999-2007) 9.5
  • The Shield (Ryan: 2002-2008) 8
  • Justified (Yost: 2010-) 8.5
feb 6 2011 ∞
aug 2 2015 +

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 +

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (2008 ed.)

The list to beat all lists.

Watched films have been crossed out.

307/1001

  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • 2 ou 3 Choses Que Je Sais D’Elle (Two or Three Things I Know * About Her) (1967)
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • The 39 Steps (1935)
  • 42nd Street (1933)
  • 8 ½ (1963)
  • ‘A’ Gai Waak Juk Jaap (Project A, Part II) (1987)
  • À Nous la Liberté (Freedom for Us) (1931)
  • Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes) (1997)
  • Adam’s Rib (1949)
  • Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
feb 6 2011 ∞
may 30 2018 +