BOOKS

updated  2.1.21

what I'm reading now :

  1. The Brothers Karamazov (Dostoyevsky)

  2.  Capital in the 21st Century (Piketty)

next on my reading list :

  1. War and Peace (Tolstoy)

  2. Analects (Confucius)

  3. How Asia Works (Joe Studwell)

  4. The Source of Self-Regard (Toni Morrison)

  5. Black Swan - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

some books I really enjoyed

ECONOMICS

Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge (4/5) 

Courage to Act by Ben Bernanke (4.5/5)

Radical Markets by Glen Weyl and Eric Posner (4/5)

Good Economics for Hard Times by Esther Duflo, Abhijit Banerjee (4.5/5)

FOREIGN POLICY

From Third World to First by Lee Kwan Yew (5/5)

The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright (5/5)

World Order by Henry Kissenger (4.5/5)

Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins (4/5)

DEVELOPMENT ECON

Poor Economics by Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee (5/5)

Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson (4/5)

SOCIETY / HISTORY

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander (4.5/5)

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (5/5)

Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas (5/5)

Sapiens by Yuval Harari (5/5)

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev (4/5)

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Harari (4/5)

A Splendid Exchange by William J. Bernstein (4.5/5)

PHILOSOPHY / SCIENCE

Beginning of Infinity by Deutsch 4.5/5

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran (5/5)

Muqaddimah by Ibn Khaldun (5/5)

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (4.5/5)

FICTION

Three Body Trilogy by Liu Cixin and Ken Liu (5/5)

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (4.5/5)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (5/5)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (5/5)

Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie (4/5)

OTHER

Poor Charlie's Almanack by Charlie Munger  (4.5/5)

Paper Menagerie by Ken Liu 

FILMS

updated  2.1.21

next on my watch list :

  1. Another Round - Thomas Vinterberg

  2. The Lives of Others - Florian Donnersmarck

  3. An Elephant sitting still - Hu Bo

  4. Kaili Blues - Bi Gan

  5. Shanghai Triad - Zhang Yimou

  6. Tokyo Sonata - Kiyoshi Kurosawa

  7. Incendies - Denis Villeneuve

  8. The Human Condition (all parts) - Masaki Kobayashi

  9. Decalogue -  Krzysztof Kieslowski

 

some of my favorites in no particular order

see everything else on Letterboxd

 

Raise the Red Lantern - Zhang Yimou

Lust, Caution - Ang Lee

Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa

12 Angry Men - Sidney Lumet

Harakiri - Masaki Kobayashi

In the Mood for Love - Wong Kar-wai

Happy Together - Wong Kar-wai

Chungking Express - Wong Kar-wai

Ash is the Purest White - Jia Zhangke

The Souvenir - Joanna Hogg

Spirited Away - Hayao Miyazaki

Minari - Lee Chung

Long Day's Journey Into the Night - Bi Gan

Parasite - Boon Joon-ho

Whiplash - Damien Chazelle 

Eternal Sunshine of Spotless Mind - Gondry/Kauffman

Taxi Driver - Martin Scorsese

GoodFellas - Martin Scorsese

Roma - Alfonso Cuaron

Schindler's List - Steven Spielberg

A Separation - Asghar Farhadi

The Insult - Ziad Doueiri

The Pianist - Roman Polanski

The Favourite - Yorgos Lanthimos

The Lobster - Yorgos Lanthimos 

The Kindergarten Teacher - Sara Colangelo

A Girl in the River - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Zodiac - David Fincher

Princess Mononoke - Hayao Miyazaki

Spotlight - Tom McCarthy

Shawshank Redemption - Frank Darabont

The Report - Scott Burns

The Oslo Diaries - Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan

Pan's Labyrinth - Guillermo de Toro

Amelie - Jean-Pierre Jeunet

The Shining - Stanley Kubrick

The Father - Florian Zeller

Before Sunrise - Richard Linklater

Before Sunset- Richard Linklater

Before Midnight - Richard Linklater

Chernobyl - Johan Renck

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