Alfonso Cuarón – Influences & Favorite Films

The favorite films of the Oscar-winning Mexican screenwriter, director, and producer Alfonso Cuarón - unquestionably, one of the most talented filmmakers working in Hollywood today - are examined below. Over the past two decades, Cuarón has directed and released a diverse number of films to international acclaim, including A Little Princess (1995), Great Expectations (1998), Y …

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Raymond Pettibon – Favorite Books & Artists

The favorite books and artists of renowned New York-based painter Raymond Pettibon are examined below.  Pettibon grew a devoted following and drew acclaim from the underground art circuit during the punk scene of the late 70s and 80s while designing fliers, promotional posters, and album covers for numerous bands, including his brother Greg Ginn's band …

PC Worship’s Justin Frye – Favorite Albums

Justin Frye, frontman, chief songwriter, guitarist, and singer for the Brooklyn-based experimental punk rock group PC Worship, recently provided us with a list of his favorite records, which you can find below.  Over the past few years, PC Worship has released several albums, including 2014's Social Rust and 2017's Buried Wish (two of our personal favorites), to critical …

Jake Robertson (Ausmuteants) – Favorite Australian Punk Singles & Comics

Ausmuteants' and Alien Nosejob's Jake Robertson recently provided us with a list of his favorite Australian punk singles and comic books, which you can find below.  The Ausmuteants' first album, Amusements, was met with international acclaim following its release in 2013 and drew comparisons with some of the early work of Devo as a result …

Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez – Favorite Books & Ten Favorite Punk 45s from Southern California

Brandon Welchez, frontman of the rock/art-punk/indie pop/post-punk revivalist band Crocodiles, recently provided us with lists of his ten favorite books and ten favorite punk singles from Southern California, which you can find below (in no particular order).  Since the release of Summer of Hate in 2009, the band's first full length album, Welchez and fellow …

Lars Finberg’s Favorite Albums

The prolific songwriter and musician, Lars Finberg, recently provided us a list of his favorite albums, which are examined below.  Finberg is perhaps best known as the architect behind The Intelligence, a solo recording project that emerged in 2004 with the release of Boredom & Terror, an album recorded entirely on an 8-track cassette recorder - subsequent releases, beginning …

Denis Villeneuve’s Favorite Films

The favorite contemporary films of Denis Villeneuve, one of the most passionate and talented filmmakers working in Hollywood today, are examined below.  Villeneuve's films, including Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, Arrival and, most recently, Blade Runner 2049, have been met with both critical acclaim and commercial success at the box office.  He is currently adapting Frank Herbert's …

Jill Eisenstadt – Favorite Books

One of America's great literary voices, author Jill Eisenstadt, recently provided us with a list of ten of her favorite books, which you can find below.  Eisenstadt is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: From Rockaway, Kiss Out, and Swell.  Following the initial publication of From Rockaway in 1987 (reissued in 2017), Eisenstadt was declared by the media …