Discovered two new, totally ass-kicking film Directors - Lee Chang-Dong (Korean) and Takeshi Kitano (Japan) (of Takeshi's Castle fame!).
Oasis is an ultra non standard romance. Brilliant through and through, it features some of the most dazzling acting performances you'll get to see.
Kitano's deadpan humour, casual violence and minimalism (in Hana-bi) are remarkably refreshing.
Also finished The Motion of Light in Water - a brief autobiography by Samuel R Delany.
Currently on the playlist among movies are Dolls and Achilles and the Tortoise by Kitano. Among books, Accelarando (Charles Stross) and Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut) compete for my attention.
Mood: Quiet contentment!