Henri the Cat

My thumbs are not opposable.
Yet I oppose everything.

None of these costumes are truly scary.
No one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt.

This guy is onto something.

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(working) Movie List

Before I came to college, I think I had seen all of five movies in my whole life. I didn’t really appreciate the power of a film to invoke introspection or discussion. But now, watching movies is a deeply emotional experience for me… I get so lost and involved in the film that I think about it long after it’s over. Even months afterwards, I can remember certain shots, phrases, and ideas that struck me. When a friend asks whether I’ve seen a good film recently, the answer is always yes, but it’s a struggle to remember a name. I guess this is a working list.

Note: I can’t watch scary films. There is no category for scary films.

  • Documentaries:
    • Forks Over Knives
    • Century of the Self
    • Mystery of the Eel
    • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
    • Project Nim
    • Sketches of Frank Gehry
    • Vietnam Symphony
    • Ken Burns & Lynn Novick – The Vietnam War
    • Everything from PBS Nature and PBS Nova
  • Love:
    • Romantics Anonymous
    • Elegy
    • A Dangerous Method
    • Ruby Sparks
    • Moonrise Kingdom
    • Lost in Translation
    • Youth in Revolt
    • Whatever Works
    • Up in the Air
    • The Academy of Muses
    • In the Mood for Love
  • Life, in general:
    • Midnight in Paris
    • Matchpoint
    • The Brothers Bloom
    • The Darjeeling Limited
    • Powder
    • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
    • Little Miss Sunshine
    • Man From Earth
    • My Dinner with Andre
    • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    • Mama Mia
    • Eat Drink Man Woman
  • Tearjerkers:
    • Detachment
    • Grave of the Fireflies
    • Bridges of Madison County
  • Samurai, old-world Asia:
    • The Hidden Blade
    • Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
    • War of the Arrows
    • Ip Man
    • Hero
    • Fearless
    • Yojimbo
  • Crime:
    • Brick
    • Charade
    • Entrapment
    • Office Space
    • To Catch a Thief
    • The Bad Sleep Well
    • Small Time Crooks
    • Rear Window
    • My Cousin Vinny
  • Silent:
    • 3-Iron
    • The Artist
  • Friendship:
    • Mary and Max
    • The Intouchables
    • Ernest and Celestine
    • My Life as a Zucchini
  • Mafia, gangs, guns:
    • A History of Violence
    • You Kill Me
    • Eastern Promises
    • The Boondock Saints
    • The Eiger Sanction
    • The Hunted
    • The Enforcer
    • RocknRolla
    • The American
    • Beruit
  • Fantasy
    • Fantastic Mr. Fox
    • Pan’s Labyrinth
    • Coraline
    • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Batman
    • Batman: Under the Red Hood
    • Batman: Gotham Knight
    • Justice League: Doom
  • Science Fiction
    • Twelve Monkeys
    • Looper
    • Serenity
    • Contact
    • Interstellar
    • Arrival
  • Comedy
    • Tropic Thunder
    • Kung Fu Hustle
    • Shaolin Soccer
    • Megamind
    • Despicable Me
    • Kung Fu Panda
    • Nacho Libre
    • Blades of Glory