Martin Scorsese – Favorite Films

A comprehensive list of the favorite films of iconic filmmaker Martin Scorsese are examined below.  The Oscar-winning director's career spans over fifty years, with an immense body of work that includes many of the greatest movies ever made, including  three films on the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Films of all time (#4: Raging Bull, #52: …

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Nicolas Winding Refn – Favorite Films

A comprehensive list of the favorite films of Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn are examined below.  Refn is undoubtedly one of the most talented, unique, and divisive filmmakers working in Hollywood today.  While he is perhaps best known for directing the films Drive, Bronson and, most recently, The Neon Demon, Refn has directed a number of films that are …

Denis Johnson – Literary Influences, Favorite Poets & Books

The favorite books and literary influences of the late author and poet, Denis Johnson, are examined below.  While Johnson was known as a prolific writer at a young age - publishing his first book of poetry, Man Among Seals, when he was 19 years old - it was not until 1992, following the publication of his …

Harlem’s Michael Coomer – Favorite Things

Michael "Coomers" Coomer,  is best known as the singer, co-songwriter (along with bandmate Curtis O'Mara), and frontman of the Austin, Texas-based band Harlem.   Coomers also released two solo albums (A Signed Piece of Paper and The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness) under the name Lace Curtains. Recently, Coomers provided us with a list composed of …

The Best Books of 2018 (The New York Times, WSJ, The New Yorker & Washington Post)

Below are the best books of 2018 according to the editors of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and the folks here at Your Favorites' Favorites.  For more information on any of the following books, feel free to click on the associated image (via Amazon). NEW YORK TIMES “Asymmetry is extraordinary, …

Daniel DiMaggio (Home Blitz) – 25 Favorite Songs/7″s

Singer and songwriter Daniel DiMaggio recently provided us with a list of his favorite songs and 7"s, which are set forth below (in alphabetical order).  DiMaggio is best known as the architect behind Home Blitz, the recording project DiMaggio started in his bedroom in New Jersey in 2005.  During high school in Princeton, NJ, DiMaggio …