• A Fei zheng chuan (Days of Being Wild) by Wong Kar Wai
  • Aelita (Aelita: Queen of Mars) by Yakov Protazanov
  • Akai kami no onna (Woman with Red Hair) by Kumashiro Tatsumi
  • L'amant (The Lover) by Jean-Jacques Annaud
  • Angel by Francois Ozon
  • Angel Dust by Ishii Sogo
  • L'Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close (House of Tolerance) by Bertrand Bonello
  • La belle et la bete (Beauty and the Beast) by Jean Cocteau
  • The Black Cauldron by Ted Berman and Richard Rich
  • Cat People by Jacques Tourneur
  • The Changeling by Peter Medak
  • La cité des enfants perdus (The City of Lost Children) by Marc Caro and Jean-Pier...
jan 4 2009 ∞
oct 25 2021 +

My constantly evolving list of favorite films, in no particular order:

  • Aje aje bara aje (Come, Come, Come Upwards) by Im Kwon-taek

This Buddhist classic, starring Kang Su Yeon and Jin Yong Mi, follows the divergent paths of two young nuns. Both leave the temple and weather the challenges of an earthly world that tests their faith. When the two women finally return to the temple, their fates could not be more different. (Yesasia)

  • Swimming Pool by Francois Ozon

Charlotte Rampling plays Sarah Morton, a prim and proper British author who has written a successful series of mystery-crime novels. However, when she visits her London publisher (Charles Dance) in a dour mood, wearing a depressive pout, and complains that she's no longer his favorite, ...

apr 21 2008 ∞
jan 20 2009 +
  • January 25 (Sunday)

The Night of the Iguana (1964) by John Huston with Richard Burton, Ava Gardner Time: 3:25 AM Synopsis: A tour group in Mexico is left stranded at a crumbling hotel by their untrustworthy guide.

  • February 2 (Monday)

A Star is Born (1954) by George Cukor with Judy Garland, James Mason Time: 1:30 AM Synopsis: A falling star marries the newcomer he's helping reach the top.

  • February 3 (Tuesday)

Fury (1936) by Fritz Lang with Spencer Tracy, Sylvia Sydney Time: 11:35 PM Synopsis: Mob violence seizes a small town when an innocent man is arrested and his life ruined.

  • February 5 (Thursday)
jan 4 2008 ∞
jan 21 2009 +

Family Computer/Nintendo Entertainment System

  • Ai no densetsu: Olympus no tatakai (The Battle of Olympus)
  • Ai senshi Nicol
  • Argos no senshi (Rygar)
  • Balloon Fight
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Downtown nekketsu monogatari (River City Ransom)
  • Dracula II: Noroi no fuuin (Castlevania II: Simon's Quest)
  • Fudou myouou den (Demon Sword)
  • Ice Climber
  • Kage no densetsu (The Legend of Kage)
  • Ninja ryuukenden II: Ankoku no jashinken (Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos)
  • Pinball
  • Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no nazo (Mega Man 2)
  • Salamander (Life Force)
aug 1 2010 ∞
aug 7 2012 +
  • AD Police Files (OVA)
  • Ai no kusabi (OVA)
  • Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror
  • Azumanga daiou (Azumanga Daioh)
  • Black Magic M-66 (OVA)
  • Blood+
  • Boku no chikyuu wo mamotte (Please Save My Earth) (OVA)
  • Boogiepop wa warawanai (Boogiepop Phantom)
  • Boys Be...
  • Bubblegum Crash (OVA)
  • Bubblegum Crisis (OVA)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura
  • Chibi Maruko-chan
  • Chou jikuu yousai Macross (The Super Dimension Fortress Macross)
  • City Hunter
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Dirty Pair
  • Eikoku koi monogatari Emma (Emma: A Victo...
feb 2 2009 ∞
sep 24 2012 +

Looking back at my 2008 Reading List, I realize it was a very lean time for literature, so I have resolved during the New Year to better my reading habits, pronto!

  • Sexy by Joyce Carol Oates

January hasn't even ended and I've already read something new! Hooray! Okay, it's a young adult novel, but still, it's Joyce Carol Oates! This is a decent read, a well-executed exploration of teenage male sexuality and the dilemma of responsibility. Interestingly, Oates employs stream-of-consciousness, toggling between her protagonist's thinking and an omniscient point-of-view, and though on occasion her technique threatens to overwhelm the narrative (the confrontation with the principal in particular felt more like literary showmanship than a demonstration of skill), Oates is able to create a very convincing and sympathetic portrait of her lead. N...

jan 12 2009 ∞
apr 22 2009 +

A list of artists, theorists, and philosophers whose work I would like to be more familiar with. Some of them I've had a taste of, while others I've only read about or heard of. This is at heart a dossier of nearly all my interests. Recommendations are more than welcome!


  • Akiyama Nobuko
  • Akiyama You
  • Amano Yoshitaka
  • Ambe Noriko
  • El Anatsui
  • Anekawa Taku
  • Anno Mitsumasa
  • Carolina Raquel Antich
  • Aoki Mika
  • Arai Ryouji
  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  • John James Audubon
  • Azuma Makoto
may 10 2008 ∞
nov 19 2021 +
  • 12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet
  • 2046 by Wong Kar Wai
  • 28 Days Later… by Danny Boyle
  • A.I. by Steven Spielberg
  • The Addams Family by Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Addams Family Values by Barry Sonnenfeld
  • The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese
  • Agnes of God by Norman Jewison
  • Aje aje bara aje (Come, Come, Come Upwards) by Im Kwon-taek
  • Akarui mirai (Bright Future) by Kurosawa Kiyoshi
  • Akira by Ootomo Katsuhiro
  • Akunin (Villain) by Lee Sang-il
  • Alice in Wonderland by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske
  • Alien by Ridley Scott
  • Animation for Les Religions Sauvages by Le Dernier Cri by Ichiba Daisuke
  • Apocalypse Now by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Arabesque by Stanley Donen
mar 29 2008 ∞
dec 19 2015 +
  • Hyperballad by Bjork (video and audio)
  • Maksim Mrvica's interpretation of Franz Liszt's Totentanz (audio and live performance at the PICC Plenary Hall, December 16, 2005)
  • Wait & See ~Risk~ by Utada Hikaru (video and audio)
  • Yasashii kimochi by Chara (video and audio)
jan 12 2009 ∞
jun 2 2009 +

Books that I have read, reread, or am in the process of reading. I've always wished I read more, so hopefully this list helps me out as it keeps track of my progress.

  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I don't know how many times I've gone through this book, but every time feels like a new and different experience. Strangely enough, I've never read it from cover to cover. More than anything, I read it as philosophy first and fiction second.

  • Beloved by Toni Morrison

Still a difficult but rewarding read. Proof that language need not be high-flown to be rich and beautiful. Picked it up again after watching the movie again. Both are sublime in their own way.

apr 6 2008 ∞
jan 12 2009 +