Title Year Seen Rating
Housekeeping 1987 24 Sep 20 Rated 9
This film is special. It's a graceful take on social norms and the people comfortable living outside of them. Bill Forsyth is an amazing storyteller.
Used Cars 1980 20 Sep 20 Rated 6
Grimy over-the-top screwball comedy that's a little rough around the edges. Compensated by a good dose of charm.
Cat People 1982 19 Sep 20 Rated 6
Erotic gothic horror that does many things well, particularly the atmosphere. It's a little unsteady and awkward though, even for Schrader who seems to specialise in the sexually awkward.
The Social Dilemma 2020 12 Sep 20 Rated 7
Nothing distinctly new here if you’ve been following privacy issues for a while. However, it’s a great documentary to recommend to friends and family who simply use social media without any further thought. Even with the weird dramatisation segments it contains.
Point Blank 2010 11 Sep 20 Rated 7
Not particularly original but makes up for it with non-stop action. It just keeps coming at you.
The Fourth Protocol 1987 10 Sep 20 Rated 5
Competent Cold War thriller. Nice to see real London locations rather than the pseudo-locations you get a lot of these days.
I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything 1973 5 Sep 20 Rated 1
A product of its time, loaded with clichés and even blackface. I doubt it was very funny even then.
A Golden Widow 1969 2 Sep 20 Rated 6
Audiard is a better writer than director but this absurdist comedy, albeit a little long, is a fun watch.
Norma Rae 1979 29 Aug 20 Rated 8
Powerful film with an even more powerful performance from Sally Field.
Rubin & Ed 1991 28 Aug 20 Rated 6
Superb little oddball of a buddy movie. Has that quirky vibe specific to early 90s offbeat comedies.


Title Author Read Rating
The Man Who Saw Everything Deborah Levy 26 Sep 20 Rated 6
Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome Will Bulsiewicz 15 Sep 20 Rated 10
In Praise of Shadows Jun'ichirō Tanizaki 11 Sep 20 Rated 6
Clean: The New Science of Skin and the Beauty of Doing Less James Hamblin 29 Aug 20 Rated 8
Rule of Capture Christopher Brown 25 Aug 20 Rated 6
The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism Kyle Chayka 9 Aug 20 Rated 10
Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing Harry Beckwith 6 Aug 20 Rated 8
The Glass Hotel Emily St. John Mandel 5 Aug 20 Rated 8
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction William Zinsser 2 Aug 20 Rated 6
Agency William Gibson 1 Aug 20 Rated 8