Distant View of Niagra Falls , Thomas Cole. 1830.

Distant View of Niagra Falls, Thomas Cole. 1830.

Documentaries

Heart of a Dog - Laurie Anderson, 2015

Koyaanisqatsi - Godfrey Reggio, 1982

Behemoth - Jiao Liang, 2015

F for Fake - Orson Welles, 1975

A Good Man - Bob Hercules, Gordon Quinn, 2011

The Act of Killing - Joshua Oppenheimer, 2013

Cameraperson - Kirsten Johnson, 2016

Citizenfour - Laura Poitras, 2014

Novels

Wise Blood - Flannery O’Connor, 1952

No-No Boy - John Okada, 1957

The Terrible - Yrsa Daley-Ward, 2018

Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy, 1985

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick, 1968

From Hell - Alan Moore, 1999

Television

True Detective, Season 1

Mr. Robot, Series (ongoing)

Fargo, Series (ongoing)

The Wire, Series

Rick and Morty, Series (ongoing)

The Simpsons, Seasons 1-9

30 Rock, Series

Cinema

Taxi Driver - Martin Scorcese, 1975

Moonlight - Barry Jenkins, 2015

Arrival - Denise Villenueve, 2016

Fargo - Joel and Ethan Coen, 1996

No Country for Old Men - Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007

Loveless - Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2018

The Master - Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012

There Will Be Blood - Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007

In the Mood for Love - Wong Kar-wai, 2000

The Social Network - David Fincher, 2010

Perfect Blue - Satoshi Kohn, 1997

Millenium Actress - Satoshi Kohn, 1991

Mulholland Drive - David Lynch, 2001

Eraserhead - David Lynch, 1977

You Were Never Really Here - Lynn Ramsey, 2018

Hana-Bi - Beat Takeshi, 1997

Memories of Murder - Bong Jun-Ho, 2003

Grave of the Fireflies - Isao Takahata, 1988

Silence of the Lambs - Jonathan Demme, 1991

Misc. (Games, Non-fiction, Articles, etc.)

Gone Home (Game) - Fullbright, 2013

Bioshock Infinite (Game) - Irrational Games, 2013

Life is Strange (Game) - DONTNOD Entertainment, 2015

Limbo (Game) - Playdead, 2011

[For the above games, wait for the next “Steam Sale” to purchase them if you want to save some money. All three will be available for pennies on the dollar and sales occur multiple times a year.]

War of the Worlds (Radio Play) - Orson Welles, 1938

Believing is Seeing (Non-fic) - Errol Morris, 2011

The Journalist and the Murderer (Non-fic) - Janet Malcolm, 1990

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place (Cultural Criticism) - Jean Beaudrillard, 1991

Essay on the Origin of Languages (Linguistics) - Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1781

The Kekulé Problem (Linguistics) - Cormac McCarthy, 2017

What to Make of Finnegan’s Wake? (Lit Crit) - Michael Chabon, 2012

Rick Roderick on Baudrillard - Fatal Strategies (Philosophy Lecture) - Rick Roderick, 1993