Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tentative Favorite Movie List

As a film critic and someone who occasionally teaches screenwriting, it's silly I haven't put up a favorite list. My only disclaimer: some of these movies are legitimately good, and some were just the perfect movie to see at the stage of my life I was seeing them in. So though I understand structure, etc., and what makes a "good" movie- this is my favorite list as a human being not just a teacher. My opinion as a human being, I find more valuable. You don't have to know s*** about how a movie is made to enjoy a movie. It's also hard to choose one list of favorites; sometimes I want to laugh, scream, or cry. I occasionally do all of those things in one sitting....

Team America: World Police
Kill Bill (Volumes I and II)
Fight Club
Mary Poppins
Malcom X
Jules et Jim
Raging Bull
World's Greatest Dad
Casa de mi Padre
Synedoche, NY
Hotel Chevalier
Deconstructing Harry
Knocked Up
Being John Malkovich
Kung Fu Hustle
The Royal Tenenbaums
Funny People
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Shaolin Soccer
Trois couleurs: Bleu (Blanc et Rouge aussi)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, obviously)
Eyes Wide Shut
So I Married an Axe Murderer
Science of Sleep
Black Swan
All About my Mother
Away We Go
21 Jump Street (2012)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
The Graduate
Dan in Real Life
Inside Man
Superbad/ 40 Year old Virgin
Billy Madison/ Happy Gilmore
Garden State
Donnie Darko
Mission Impossible IV