This is an ongoing series looking at books and movies and any other media that I have been meaning to read/watch and have now got round to. What makes these stories special is that they have a non-mainstream sensibility and may not be overtly commercial, but have managed to find a place within the collective consciousness or stand out in some way from the norm.
Room by Emma Donoghue
A prize winning book. A metaphor for a woman's life.
Emperor of the North Pole directed by Robert Aldrich
Lee Marvin and ernest Borgnine. A treatise on the decline of the man's man.
Monster by Naoki Urasawa