An eclectic mix of classics and personal favourites:
A Single Man, The Before trilogy, Best of Youth, Bicycle Thieves,
Blue Valentine, Catch Me If You Can, Chasing Amy, The Diving Bell
and the Butterfly, 400 blows, The Godfather I and II, It's a
Wonderful Life, In America, I'm Not There, I Vitelloni, Le Mepris,
Mean Streets, On the Waterfront, Out of Sight, Raging Bull, The
Royal Tenenbaums, Sabrina, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Taxi Driver,
Fellini, Godard, Truffaut, Scorsese, Todd Haynes, Ang Lee, Anthony
Minghella, Wong Kar-wai, Alfred Hitchcock, PT Anderson, Wes
Anderson, Alphonso Cuaron, Terrence Malick, etc
Some 2013 Favourites: Gravity, Mystery Road, Concrete Night, After
Tiller, Joe, La Vie d'Adele, Tom A La Ferme, Beneath the Harvest
Current TV favorites are Mad Men, Dexter, Girls, House of Cards,
Boardwalk Empire, Southland, Arrested Development, Homeland and The
Wire. Finally starting Breaking Bad...
The books list is too long and varied, but anything good in
fiction/non-fiction, art historical or in film theory, etc. And
lots of cookbooks.
I've been on a Cormac McCarthy kick lately but I've also been
dipping into Canadian short stories.
Music, again the short version:
Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Bahamas, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bon
Iver, Broken Social Scene, Bruce Springsteen, Calexico, Dan Mangan,
DeVotchKa, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Feist, Fleet
Foxes, LCD Soundsystem, The National, New Pornographers, Nina
Simone, Rufus Wainwright, Wilco
Mmm, I have an endless list of favourites but I'm also open to
anything new. I love asking for the speciality in foreign
restaurants when I'm traveling, eager to see what I'll get.
Above others though: Italian, Thai, French, Spanish, Lebanese,
Coffee, craft beer, chocolate, pasta, shellfish, duck, cheese,