Title Year Seen Rating
Nostalgia for the Light 2010 26 Jun 20 Rated 9
This is a documentary about digging. Into the stars, into the ground and into the past. It connects it all in an unassuming yet poetic way, leaving you with much food for thought.
Safe 1995 23 Jun 20 Rated 9
Julianne Moore is really extraordinary in this unsettling story of social alienation, self-help culture, strange diseases and stranger remedies.
Capital in the Twenty-First Century 2019 17 Jun 20 Rated 6
If you've been paying attention, there's nothing new to learn here. It's, nonetheless, a clear and sharply-produced summary of how we got here and where we're probably heading if we don't fix the failing systems all around us.
HyperNormalisation 2016 16 Jun 20 Rated 7
Thought-provoking and visually impressive. Despite this, it ends up being as reductionist as the world it depicts.
Queen of Diamonds 1991 13 Jun 20 Rated 8
A woman as a ghost in her own life. Not an easy watch. Mesmerizing in its own unique, monotone, way, with hints of Chantal Akerman. Also, really made me want to go back to the Salton Sea.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019 13 Jun 20 Rated 10
Beautiful on every level. Shows the patriarchy's stranglehold without a single man present.
Gregory's Girl 1981 12 Jun 20 Rated 7
Charming, sweet, endearing and just a little offbeat. The lack of bullies and many of the other usual trappings of the coming-of-age genre is a welcome change too.
Cisco Pike 1972 9 Jun 20 Rated 7
No complex plots or surprise revelations. Just a really enjoyable, leisurely character study typical of the era with some great performances. Nice to see Venice Beach when it was still a little seedy too.
Uncommon Valor 1983 7 Jun 20 Rated 4
A waste of talented actors taken through an unending sequence of clich├ęs.
Max and the Junkmen 1971 6 Jun 20 Rated 8
Cynical slow-burner somewhere between a gritty procedural and a love story. The direction is excellent and without judgment while the cast just shines. Not one for the impatient.


Title Author Read Rating
The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi 26 Jun 20 Rated 10
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen Donald Miller 6 Jun 20 Rated 6
Badass Your Brand: The Impatient Entrepreneur's Guide to Turning Expertise into Profit Pia Silva 31 May 20 Rated 6
False Value Ben Aaronovitch 30 May 20 Rated 8
Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Get It, Buy It, Love It April Dunford 22 May 20 Rated 6
Out of Your Mind: Tricksters, Interdependence, and the Cosmic Game of Hide and Seek Alan W. Watts 20 May 20 Rated 8
A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet Raj Patel 21 Apr 20 Rated 8
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World Anand Giridharadas 6 Apr 20 Rated 8
Borne Jeff VanderMeer 6 Apr 20 Rated 10
Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy James Williams 10 Mar 20 Rated 10