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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Eve Babitz – Favorite Books, Films & Albums

One of this country's great literary voices, Eve Babitz, recently provided us with a list of her favorite books, albums, and films, which you can find below.  Babitz's work has seen a resurgence in recent years with the re-publishing of her novels/fictive memoirs Eve's Hollywood; Slow Days, Fast Company; Sex and Rage: Advice to Young Ladies Eager for …

Elliott Smith – Favorite Albums, Books & Film

A comprehensive list of the favorite film, albums, books of the late singer/songwriter Elliott Smith is examined below.  For more information on a particular album, book, or film, feel free to click on the associated image (via Amazon). FAVORITE ALBUMS The Beatles (The White Album) Jealous Guy Marquee Moon The Marble Index Abbey Road High …

Damien Chazelle’s Favorite Films

A comprehensive list examining the favorite films of Damien Chazelle, one of the most talented young directors in Hollywood today, can be found below (courtesy of CBS, SFGate, IndieWire, and the LA Times).  Chazelle is best known for his critically acclaimed films Whiplash and La La Land.  His next film, First Man, based on James Hansen's book First Man: The Life …