This was my story for years. Sigh.
Sid & Nancy
I was at the last Sex Pistols show (in San Antonio) and lived for months at the Chelsea Hotel, so this was nearly my story.
I have always loved heist movies, don’t ask me why, and this is the best.
The first movie that completely blew my mind.
A movie that still blows my mind.
The Lady Eve
Because my wife loves this movie.
Days of Heaven
The most beautiful movie I’ve ever seen.
If you watch this back-to-back with 2001, it will show you why “the space race” was a politicians’ game that demeaned the dream.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
From the glory days of sci-fi, still innocent and fun.
D. A. Pennebaker
Because I’m an old hippie.
Matt Dentler’s Top 10
Matt Dentler is the producer of the South by Southwest Film Conference & Festival, in Austin, Texas (sxsw.com), as well as a curator for American distributor Film Movement and Canadian distributor Films We Like. He also hosts the weekly local PBS ser…
Ricky Jay’s Top 10
Author, actor, and historian Ricky Jay first worked with director David Mamet on House of Games. They have since collaborated often, including on seven films, the TV show The Unit, the one-man Broadway show Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants, and Redbel…