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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