MY OBSESSIONS

It’s no secret I am a little on the…obsessive side. When I like something, I really like it, maybe a little too much. But all jokes aside, I really do treasure and cherish the movies and books that are important to me because well, they are a part of me. Any film or book or poem I’ve ever watched, loved or hated, has made me the person I am today (some more than others) and my favorites will always have a special place in my heart/ a space in my future secret room full of books and DVDs.

So, as a homage to those most important to me, I thought it might be nice to list them here for me and for anyone else who fancies taking a look into my brain. If I were you, I’d leave some breadcrumbs to find your way back out, just in case.

FAVORITE FILMS TO DATE- (In no particular order + will be regularly updated.) 

  • LEON: THE PROFESSIONAL
  • THE SHINING
  • THE GODFATHER PART 1&2
  • THE READER
  • LOLITA (1997)
  • THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
  • AMERICAN HISTORY X
  • WANTED
  • ERIN BROCKOVICH
  • RUN LOLA RUN
  • SERIAL MOM
  • CECIL B DEMENTED
  • FORREST GUMP
  • VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
  • BLUE VALENTINE
  • WHIPLASH
  • NIGHTCRAWLER
  • THE HUNGER GAMES
  • SIDE EFFECTS
  • UNDER THE SKIN
  • THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
  • CASINO
  • LOCKE
  • JANE EYRE (2011)
  • LOVELACE
  • DRIVE
  • A PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
  • WINTERS BONE
  • HESHER
  • MOONRISE KINGDOM
  • THE GREAT GATSBY
  • LITTLE CHILDREN
  • THE HOURS
  • THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
  • PRACTICAL MAGIC
  • WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
  • MATILDA
  • THE FIGHTER
  • HOT FUZZ
  • SHAWN OF THE DEAD
  • THE MACHINIST
  • AMERICAN PSYCHO
  • NOTES ON A SCANDAL
  • FIGHT CLUB
  • ZODIAC
  • DONNIE DARKO
  • THANK YOU FOR SMOKING
  • SEX AND THE CITY 1&2
  • REAR WINDOW
  • V FOR VENDETTA
  • TAXI DRIVER
  • SE7EN
  • CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
  • SHUTTER ISLAND
  • THE DEPARTED
  • ROMEO AND JULIET
  • THE BELIEVER
  • THE HELP
  • A MIGHTY HEART
  • CORINA CORINA
  • LE BOUCHER
  • EDWARD SCISSORHANDS
  • KILL BILL 1&2
  • JACKIE BROWN
  • MEMENTO
  • DIRTY PRETTY THINGS
  • DJANGO UNCHAINED
  • PLAYBOOK SILVER LININGS
  • AMERICAN HUSTLE
  • GOODFELLAS
  • BELLE DE JOUR
  • AN EDUCATION
  • PINK FLAMINGOS
  • DEATH BECOMES HER
  • SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
  • NATURAL BORN KILLERS
  • REPULSION
  • BLACK SWAN
  • BROTHERS
  • OCEANS 11
  • SNATCH
  • DON JON
  • LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
  • BLUE JASMINE
  • THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
  • CHILDREN OF MEN
  • TYRANNOSAURUS
  • IDENTITY
  • THE MONEY PIT
  • TWO WEEKS NOTICE
  • RUNAWAY BRIDE
  • BRIDGET JONES DIARY 1&2
  • STEP BROTHERS
  • ORPHAN
  • THE KING OF COMEDY
  • END OF WATCH
  • BLUE VELVET
  • COPYCAT
  • PSYCHO
  • DROP DEAD FRED
  • THE REVERENT

MY FAVORITE FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY FILMS TO DATE (In no particular order +will be updated regularly. I have watched a lot more documentaries than listed here but these are my current favorites. )

  • DEAR ZACHARY 
  • CROPSEY
  • RESURRECT DEAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TOYNBEE TILES
  • VARIOUS LOUIS THEROUX DOCUMENTARIES (I watch & love everything he does)
  • A SUMMER IN THE CAGE 
  • ROOM 237
  • STEPHEN FRY- MANIC DEPRESSION AND ME

MY FAVORITE TV SHOWS TO DATE (In no particular order +updated regularly)

  • FARGO
  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY
  • TRUE DETECTIVE
  • FRIENDS
  • SEX AND THE CITY
  • SONS OF ANARCHY
  • ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
  • BATES MOTEL
  • HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
  • DEXTER
  • JESSICA JONES

MY FAVORITE DIRECTORS AND ACTORS- (In no particular order.)

DIRECTORS-

  • MARTIN SCORSESE
  • CHRISTOPHER NOLAN 
  • QUENTIN TARANTINO
  • NICHOLAS WINDING REFEN
  • JOHN WATERS
  • CARY FUKUNAGA
  • WES ANDERSON
  • DARREN ARONOFSKY
  • PARK CHAN WOOK 
  • JOHNATHAN GLAZER
  • SPIKE JONEZ
  • DAVID O RUSSEL
  • MARY HARRON
  • LUC BESSON
  • LUIS BUNUEL 
  • ROMAN POLANSKI 
  • DEBRA GRANIK 
  • OLIVER STONE
  • FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA 
  • THE COEN BROTHERS
  • DAVID LYNCH 
  • STANLEY KUBRICK 
  • HITCHCOCK 
  • DAVID FINCHER 
  • PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON 
  • TIM BURTON

ACTORS-

  • LEONARDO DICAPRIO
  • ROBERT DE NIRO
  • ANGELINA JOLIE
  • SCARLETT JOHANSSON
  • J.K SIMMONS
  • MILES TELLER
  • MARLON BRANDO
  • EMMA STONE
  • MIA WASIKOWSKA
  • JAVIER BARDEM
  • JOAQUIN PHOENIX
  • GUY PEARCE  
  • CHIWETEL EJIOFOR 
  • CHRISTIAN BALE
  • ANTHONY HOPKINS
  • JACK NICHOLSON 
  • BILL MURRAY 
  • BRAD PITT
  • TOM HARDY
  • RITA HAYWORTH 
  • DIVINE 
  • LEA SEYDOUX
  • BRIDGET BARDOT 
  • KRISTEN STEWART 
  • ROBERT PATTINSON 
  • CAREY MULLIGAN
  • RYAN GOSLING
  • BRADLEY COOPER
  • KURT RUSSELL
  • HEATH LEDGER 
  • AMY ADAMS
  • JENNIFER LAWRENCE
  • JONAH HILL
  • GRACE KELLY
  • MARILYN MONROE
  • CATHERINE DENEUVE
  • KIM CATTRALL
  • SARAH JESSICA PARKER
  • JEAN LENO
  • NATALIE PORTMAN
  • SIMON PEGG
  • NICK FROST
  • JUDE LAW
  • ROONEY MARA
  • WHOOPI GOLDBERG
  • OCTAVIA SPENCER
  • VIOLA DAVIS
  • JESSICA CHASTAIN
  • JESSICA LANGE
  • MERYL STREEP
  • GOLDIE HAWN
  • SARAH PAULSON
  • TAISSA FARMINGA
  • VERA FARMINGA
  • BEN KINGSLEY
  • EMMA ROBERTS
  • CHLOE SEVIGNY
  • ANGELA BASSETT
  • RALPH FIENNES
  • AL PACINO 
  • TOM HANKS
  • JEREMY IRONS
  • JEFF BRIDGES 
  • KEVIN SPACEY
  • TOM CRUISE
  • PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN 
  • EDWARD NORTON
  • MARK WAHLBERG
  • JOE PESCI
  • WOODY HARLESON
  • MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
  • WILLEM DAFOE
  • JOHN TRAVOLTA
  • LAURENCE FISHBURNE 
  • SAMUEL L JACKSON
  • BILLY BOB THORNTON
  • PATRICK SWAYZE 
  • ROBERT DOWNY JUNIOR
  • JULLIET LEWIS
  • CATE BLANCHETT 
  • KATE WINSLET
  • INGRID BERGMAN
  • SANDRA BULLOCK
  • NICHOLE KIDMAN
  • ELIZABETH TAYLOR 
  • SUSAN SARANDON
  • JUDI DENCH 
  • HELENA BONHAM CARTER
  • TILDA SWINTON
  • JAKE GYLLENHAAL
  • MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
  • JULIANNE MOORE
  • UMA THURMAN
  • AMANDA SEYFRIED 
  • CHRIS NOTH
  • JOESPH GORDON-LEVIT
  • LAVERNE COX
  • SAMIRA WILEY

MY FAVORITE BOOKS AND AUTHORS TO DATE (In no particular order + will be updated regularly.)

  • AMERICAN PSYCHO- Brett Easton Ellis
  • MISERY- Stephen King
  • INSOMNIA ^
  • DESPERATION ^
  • JUST AFTER SUNSET ^
  • THINNER ^
  • CATCHER IN THE RYE- J.D Salinger 
  • FRANNY AND ZOOEY- ^
  • NINE STORIES– ^
  • ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND- Lewis Carroll
  • THE GREAT GATSBY- F. Scott Fitzgerald 
  • THE BELL JAR- Syliva Plath
  • THE COLOUR PURPLE- Alice Walker
  • I KNOW WHY THE CADGED BIRD SINGS- Maya Angelou  
  • FAHRENHEIT 451-  Ray Bradbury
  • MACBETH- Shakespeare  
  • THE HELP- Kathryn Stockett
  • A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS-  Khaled Hosseini
  • DRACULA- BRAM STOKER 
  • THE CURIOUS INCEDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME-  Mark Haddon
  • DARKNESS VISIBLE : A MEMOIR OF MADNESS- William Styron
  • BOSSYPANTS- Tina Fey
  • HOW TO BE A WOMAN- Caitlin Moran
  • THE PSYCHOPATH TEST- Jon Ronson
  • THE HANDMAID’S TALE- Margaret Atwood 
  • BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP- S.J Watson 

MY FAVORITE POETRY BOOKS- (In no particular order + will be regularly updated.) 

  • LOVE IS A DOG FROM HELL- Charles Bukowski 
  • BURNING IN WATER: DROWNING IN FLAME  ^
  • THE LAST NIGHT OF THE EARTH POEMS ^
  • ARIEL- Sylvia Plath
  • HER BLUE BODY AND EVERYTHING WE KNOW: EARTHLING POEMS- Alice Walker
  • RED PAPER HEART- Sarah Certa
  • JULIET (I)- Sarah Certa (Download here)

 

 

 

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