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, …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

Ryan Adams – Favorite Albums

A comprehensive list examining the favorite albums of singer/songwriter/producer/author Ryan Adams are detailed below.  We conducted an exhaustive review of Adams' social media accounts and examined numerous interviews with Adams by various publications (CBCWeekly, Entertainment Weekly, and Gigwise) to compile the list. For more information on a particular album, feel free to click on the …

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 …