Books, Shorts, and Movies in 2014

Books

  1. Murder on the Orient Express — Agatha Christie (Istanbul to England, 1934, 3.5/5)
  2. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth — Reza Aslan (Israel/Palestine, 2013, 4.5/5)
  3. This is London — Miroslav Sasek (London, 1959, 4/5)
  4. Fun Home — Alison Bechdel (US, 2006, 4/5)
  5. Song of Achilles — Madeline Miller (Troy (modern Turkey) / Greece, 2011, 4.5/5)
  6. Great Expectations — Charles Dickens (England, 1860, 3.5/5)
  7. The Dead Lake — Hamid Ismailov (Kazakhstan/Russia, 2014, 3.5/5)
  8. Vincent — Barbara Stok (Netherlands/France, 2014, 4/5)
  9. Northern Lights — Philip Pullman (England, 1995, 4/5)
  10. Things Fall Apart — Chinua Achebe (Nigeria, 1958, 5/5)
  11. Oscar Wilde: The Complete Short Stories — Oscar Wilde (Ireland/UK, various years (1854-1900), 5/5)
  12. Subtle Knife — Philip Pullman (England, 1997, 4/5)
  13. The Outsider — Albert Camus (Algeria, 1942, 4.5/5)
  14. The Blue Room — Hanne Ørstavik (Norway, 2014 in English, 3.5/5)
  15. Light in August — William Faulkner (USA – South, 1932, 4/5)
  16. The Boxer — Reinhard Kleist (Poland/USA, 2014, 4/5)
  17. The Old Man and the Sea — Ernest Hemingway (USA, 1952, 3.5/5)
  18. Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea — Guy Delisle (North Korea/Canada, 2004, 4.5/5)
  19. Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now – as Told by Those Who Love it, Hate it, Live it, Left it and Long for It — Craig Taylor (UK, 2011, 5/5)
  20. Fictions / Ficciones — Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina, pub: 2000 – orig pub: 1944, 5/5)
  21. Blankets — Craig Thompson (USA, 2003, 4.5/5)
  22. Fables 7: Arabian Nights (And Days) — Bill Willingham (USA, 2006, 4.5/5)
  23. Siddhartha — Herman Hesse (German-Swiss on India, 1922, 3.5/5)
  24. Fables 8: Wolves — Bill Willingham (USA, 2002, 4.5/5)
  25. The Ice Palace — Tarjei Vesaas (Norway, 1963, 3.5/5)
  26. Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn (USA, 2012, 4.5/5)
  27. Sandman: The Dream Hunters — P. Craig Russell / Neil Gaiman (2010, 4/5)
  28. Of Mice and Men — John Steinbeck (USA, 1937, 4/5)
  29. A Study in Scarlet — Arthur Conan Doyle (UK, 1887, 4/5)
  30. Relish: My Life in the Kitchen — Lucy Knisley (US, 2013, 4/5)
  31. The Book Thief — Markus Zusak (Australia/Germany, 2005, 2.5/5)
  32. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers (US, 2013, 3/5)
  33. Beloved — Toni Morrison (US, 1987, 3/5)
  34. The Driver’s Seat — Muriel Spark (UK, 1970, 4/5)
  35. Daytripper — Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá (Brazil, 2011, 4/5)

Short Stories

  1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty — James Thurber
  2. How to Talk to Girls at Parties — Neil Gaiman
  3. River — Flannery O’Connor
  4. Judgement Day — Flannery O’Connor
  5. The Monkey’s Paw — W. W. Jacobs
  6. The Open Window — Saki
  7. The Veldt — Ray Bradbury
  8. The Demon Lover — Elizabeth Bowen
  9. Miles City, Montana — Alice Munro (New Yorker, 1985)
  10. A Walk in the Woods — Elizabeth Bowen

Movies

  1. Catching Fire (2013, 9/10)
  2. The Way Home (South Korea, 2002, 8/10)
  3. Despicable Me 2 (2013, 9/10)
  4. Monsters University (2013, 8/10)
  5. 47 Ronin (US/Japan, 2013, 6/10)
  6. The Sessions (US, 2012, 9/10)
  7. The Hunt (Denmark, 2012, 9/10)
  8. Troy (Greece/Troy (modern Turkey), 2004, 8/10) *rewatch
  9. The Past / Le passé (France/Iran, 2013, 8/10)
  10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013, 7/10)
  11. 20 Feet from Stardom (US, 2013, 7/10)
  12. Inside Llewyn Davis (US, 2013, 8/10)
  13. Great Expectations (England, 2012, 7/10)
  14. Y Tu Mamá También (Mexico, 2001, 7/10)
  15. The Help (US, 2011, 8/10)
  16. OMG: Oh My God! (India, 2012, 7/10)
  17. Wadjda (Saudi Arabia, 2013, 9/10)
  18. Rango (2011, 7/10)
  19. Away from Her (Canada, 2006, 7/10)
  20. Philomena (Ireland/US, 2013, 8/10)
  21. Blue Jasmine (New York/San Fransisco, 2013, 8/10)
  22. Midnight in Paris (Paris/US, 2011, 9/10)
  23. 12 Years A Slave (US, 2013, 8/10)
  24. The Grand Budapest Hotel (US/Europe, 2014, 8/10)
  25. Oldboy (South Korea, 2003, 8/10)
  26. August: Osage County (USA, 2013, 8/10)
  27. The Double (England, 2013, 8/10)
  28. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (US, 2013, 8/10)
  29. Pageant (US, 2008, 7/10)
  30. El Bulli (Spain, 2011, 6/10)
  31. Blue is the Warmest Color (France, 2013, 8/10)
  32. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (US, 2012, 8/10)
  33. Mary Poppins (US/English, 1964, 9/10)
  34. Stand by Me (US, 1986, 9/10)
  35. Dead Man Walking (US, 1995, 8/10)
  36. Born into Brothels (India, 2004, 7/10)
  37. Saving Mr. Banks (US/England, 2013, 9/10)
  38. Becoming Jane (England, 2007, 7/10)
  39. Love Is All You Need / Den skaldede frisør (Denmark/Italy, 2012, 8/10)
  40. The Wind Rises (Japan, 2013, 8/10)
  41. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (USA, 2012, 7/10)
  42. The Raid 2 (Indonesia, 2014, 9/10)
  43. In the Name of the Father (England/Ireland, 1993, 8/10)
  44. Moonrise Kingdom (USA, 2012, 8/10)
  45. The Golden Compass (England, 2007, 7/10) *rewatch
  46. Her (USA, 2013, 8/10)
  47. The Illusionist (Paris/Edinburgh, 2010, 9/10)
  48. The Queen of Versailles (USA, 2012, 8/10)
  49. UnHung Hero (USA, 2013, 7/10)
  50. Searching for Sugar Man (USA/South Africa, 2012, 8/10)
  51. Royal Affair / En kongelig affære (Denmark, 2012, 9/10)
  52. The Royal Tenenbaums (USA, 2001, 8/10)
  53. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (German/British, 2008, 8/10)
  54. Dear Mr. Watterson (USA, 2013, 7/10)
  55. Saving Face (Pakistan, 2012, 8/10)
  56. A Dangerous Method (Europe, 2011, 7/10)
  57. The Words (USA, 2012, 8/10)
  58. Hungry for Change (USA, 2012, 7/10)
  59. The Hours (England/USA, 2002, 8/10)
  60. Rain Man (USA, 1988, 9/10)
  61. Morning Glory (USA, 2010, 5/10)
  62. Ek Villain (India, 2014, 6/10)
  63. Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (USA, 2014, 7/10)
  64. Transformers: Age of Extinction / Transformers 4 (USA, 2014, 6/10)
  65. The Armstrong Lie (USA, 2013, 7/10)
  66. Heavenly Creatures (New Zealand, 1994, 7/10)
  67. A Hard Day’s Night (England, 1964, 7/10)
  68. The Lego Movie (Legoland, 2014, 8/10)
  69. Brave Miss World (Israel, 2013, 8/10)
  70. The Paw Project (USA, 2013, 8/10)
  71. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014, 10/10)
  72. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014, 9/10)
  73. The Congress (2013, 7/10)
  74. Thor: The Dark World (2013, 7/10)
  75. City of God (Brazil, 2002, 9/10)
  76. Sin City (2005, 9/10)
  77. Chico & Rita (Cuba/New York, 2010, 7/10)
  78. Blade Runner (1982, 7/10)
  79. Amour (France, 2010, 6/10)
  80. One Day (Britain, 2011, 7/10)
  81. Maleficent (2014, 8/10)
  82. Dracula Untold (2014, 6/10)
  83. Gone Girl (US, 2014, 9/10)
  84. Fill the Void (Israel, 2012, 7/10)
  85. What Maisie Knew (US, 2012, 8/10)
  86. Lilting (UK, 2014, 9/10)
  87. X-Men: First Class (2011, 7/10)
  88. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014, 8/10)
  89. Wolf Children (Japan, 2012, 9/10) *rewatch
  90. The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Japan, 2013, 9/10)
  91. The Imitation Game (UK, 2014, 9/10)
  92. Paddington (UK, 2014, 10/10)
  93. Boyhood (US, 2014, 9/10)
  94. Interstellar (2014, 8/10)
  95. The Pixar Story (US, 2007, 10/10)
  96. West of Memphis (US, 2012, 7/10)
  97. The Invisible Woman (UK, 2013, 6/10)
  98. The Lunchbox (India, 2013, 7/10)
  99. Bambi (1942, 9/10) *rewatch
  100. Kill Your Darlings (US, 2013, 7/10)
  101. The Hundred-Foot Journey (France, 2014, 8/10)

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