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.
John Lurie’s Top 10
John Lurie, whose band, the Lounge Lizards, was one of the most acclaimed jazz groups of the eighties and nineties, has recorded twenty-two albums and has acted in several films, including Stranger Than Paradise, Down by Law, and The Last Temptation…
Iron and Wine’s Top 10
Samuel Beam is an American singer-songwriter (and former film studies professor!) better known by the stage name Iron and Wine. His last album was 2007’s The Shepherd’s Dog, and a follow-up is in the works.
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.