Movies: Hitchcock's North by Northwest, the Battle of Algiers, a lot of Mike Leigh movies, some of Antonioni's films, Robert Altman films, Melville's Army of Shadows, Johnny To's Election, screwball comedies from the 1930s like The Lady Eve, the Big Lebowski, Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot, Altman's the Long Goodbye, Chris Marker's movies. And I do love a good hollywood action movie/thriller.
Music: bands such as the Pixies, Pavement, the Mekons, Fugazi, Magnetic Fields, Yo La Tengo, Erik Satie
Food: a good steak frites, fish tacos, banh mi sandwiches, North Carolina BBQ
TV: Pretty much everyone seems to like on this site: Transparent, True Detective, The Black Mirror, Sherlock, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, the Wire, Battlestar Gallactica, The Walking Dead, The Killing