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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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 …

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 …

Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line & Holy War) – Favorite Records, Films & Shows of 2018

Joe Cardamone, frontman of the now defunct The Icarus Line (a band The Guardian dubbed as the "greatest rock group of the 21st Century"), recently provided us with a list of some of his favorite albums, films, and TV shows of 2018, which you can find below.  This year, Cardamone's new project, the one-man band Holy War, released an excellent …

David Lynch’s Favorite Books, Films & Artist

A selection of the favorite books and films of director, actor, artist, and musician David Lynch are detailed below (courtesy of WelcometoTwinPeeks.com) [UPDATE (October 23, 2018): Favorite Artist of Lynch].  Lynch is perhaps best known for his films Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive and the cult-classic television series Twin Peaks. For more information on a …

Woody Allen’s Favorite Books & Films

The favorite books and films of actor, comedian, and the prolific Academy Award-winning director, Woody Allen, are examined below (courtesy of The Guardian).  As a director, Allen is probably best known for the films Midnight in Paris, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Match Point, and Crimes and Misdemeanors.  Allen's next film, Wonder Wheel (starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, and Juno Temple), …