- Short Term Twelve. Brie Larson, who is consistently exceptional in all her roles, is the ultimate mentor to neglected kids in this indie flick.
- Watchtower of Turkey. An insanely beautiful video by Leonardo Dalessandri. The transitions are so seamless and dreamy you can see how much thought and work went into editing.
- When Breath Becomes Air. Heartbreaking memoir about Dr. Paul Kalanithi who is diagnosed with lung cancer during his last year of residency. He provides an eloquence and calm to the sadness.
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. WWII based on two French sisters, both fighters in different ways. Be warned some parts are painful to read, not because of the writing, but events that take place.
- Vicktor Taiwo. First discovered his song “Curse” during an episode of “Girls.” Lends a soulful, and silky voice to R&B. Good with wine and a rainy night in.