Category Archives: You Have Got to Check This Out

Ten Movies I Would Recommend

According to my ratings on Netflix (I gave each of these five stars…), I think these are quality movies.

  • Offside (2006)
  • Shoplifters (2018)
  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • The Shape of Water (2017)
  • Night on Earth (1991)
  • Ronin Gai (1990)
  • Incendies (2010)
  • Cache (2005)
  • Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976)
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932)

Let’s Start by Fela Kuti and the Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker

Ten Books I Would Recommend

According to my ratings on Goodreads (I gave each of these five stars…), I think these are quality books.

  • Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window by Raymond Chandler
  • Tales Too Ticklish to Tell: Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed
  • Inspector Saito’s Small Satori by Janwillem van de Wetering
  • The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
  • The Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa
  • The Metaphysical Club by Louis Menand
  • The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell
  • Naples ’44: A World War II Diary of Occupied Italy by Norman Lewis
  • Winston, Newton, Elton, and Ed by James Stevenson
  • Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell