Top 10s

Adam Yauch’s Top 10

Adam Yauch’s Top 10

Adam Yauch is a founding member of the Beastie Boys. Recently he created a new division of his company Oscilloscope Laboratories called Oscilloscope Pictures (oscilloscopepictures.com) for the sole purpose of distributing films. He even hired two guys from ThinkFilm to come over to his new company. At first we were a little concerned that Adam intended to compete with Criterion, but then we thought it over and, honestly, we have been doing this for a long time and are not threatened by Adam’s new company. The groundbreaking DVD The Beastie Boys Video Anthology is currently available from the Criterion Collection. So right there that proves we have the upper hand.

  • Seven Samurai

    1.
    Seven Samurai

    Akira Kurosawa

    1. C’mon, I gotta tell why this movie is good? You tell me!

  • Walkabout

    2.
    Walkabout

    Nicolas Roeg

    2. Saw this one when I was in junior high school and it stayed with me. Glad to see it in the collection.

  • Nights of Cabiria

    3.
    Nights of Cabiria

    Federico Fellini

    3. I don’t know what to write. I just love this movie.

  • Yojimbo

    4.
    Yojimbo

    Akira Kurosawa

    4. I guess you have figured out by now that I am really not going to review any of the films that I picked.

  • Sanjuro

    5.
    Sanjuro

    Akira Kurosawa

    5. But I do like the folks up at the Criterion Collection. Those are my people up in there.

  • Rushmore

    6.
    Rushmore

    Wes Anderson

    6. They are a really great team that’s into some bugged-out, esoteric shit.

  • And God Created Woman

    7.
    And God Created Woman

    Roger Vadim

    7. Peter is like the bigwig. He’s the head honcho.

  • The Harder They Come

    8.
    The Harder They Come

    Perry Henzell

    8. Susan has her ear to the street. She always looks for some interesting stuff to put out.

  • Rashomon

    9.
    Rashomon

    Akira Kurosawa

    9. When I was hanging out up there Heather was working on the audio. But now she switched over to some other department.

  • 10. Sometimes I get free DVDs from Criterion, but not always. I wanted to get one of each, you know, like the whole collection, but they said, “No, Adam, we don’t do that.”