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.
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Alison Maclean’s Top 10
Canadian-born director Alison Maclean’s films include Jesus’ Son (1999) and the newly released The Rehearsal, an official selection of Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival.
James Schamus’s Top 10
James Schamus is the former CEO of Focus Features; the producer of, among other films, Ride with the Devil (1999) and Brokeback Mountain (2005); the screenwriter and producer of The Ice Storm (1997); and a professor of professional practice at Columb…