Being John Malkovich
This is one of my favorite films of all time. This film really showed me that we can still push the limits while telling a great story.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Now another one of my all-time favorites. Who doesn’t want a bangin’ red convertible and a suitcase full of drugs? I’M IN.
Do the Right Thing
Beautiful film, great transfer, makes me miss New York every time I watch it.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Wes Anderson really used everything he had in this one. All the things that make him such an amazing, unique filmmaker come to life.
One of those films every film lover has to watch at some point. Amazing storytelling.
The Seventh Seal
I’ve always been fascinated by the beyond. This film explores life and death in a way that has been imitated since its release.
Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoit Poelvoorde
Man Bites Dog
“CINEMAAAAAA . . . CINEMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.”
Terry Gilliam again, one of the best to ever do it. I think this film blew people’s minds when it came out. I wish I’d been able to see this one in a theater.
By Brakhage: An Anthology, Volume One
Crazy-ass experimental filmmaker who has given me plenty of ideas for my own personal work. This collection was put together beautifully, with the attention to all the fine details that it deserves.
Beastie Boys Video Anthology
The sounds, the videos, the different audio options and mixes. This is one of the greatest video compilations around!
Dick Cavett’s Top 10
One of the United States’ most beloved talk-show hosts of all time, Dick Cavett has been a presence on television since his first interview program, This Morning, debuted in 1968.
Lev Kalman’s Top 10
In this list selected with his filmmaking partner Whitney Horn, the codirector of L for Leisure and Two Plains & a Fancy lingers on the weird and wonderful details in some favorite movies.
Karyn Kusama’s Top 10
For her list of favorite Criterion titles, the director of Girlfight and Destroyer celebrates the Hollywood classics, cult pleasures, and art-house masterpieces that inspire her, pairing movies that resonate with each other in style and theme.
Paweł Pawlikowski’s Top 10
The Oscar-winning director of Ida and Cold War walks through key periods in his life that have been shaped by his favorite films, including masterpieces by Godard, Malick, and Tarkovsky.