Whiplash which you've obviously seen based on that username but I Tonya is a great female perspective on a classic tortured artist story that often gets ignored

Lady Bird was an incredibly frustrating watch but so beautifully captured being a teenage girl in suburbia wanting to move to a big city and grappling with a difficult relationship with her mother


Not my favorite but arguably a cinematic masterpiece. Commodus to me was by far the best performance (Joaquin is insanely talented).


Taylor Sheridan's "New American West' trilogy - Sicario, Hell or High Water, Wind River - have become some of my favorites. Their gritty realism is hard to find nowadays. I grew up on the Harry Potter series and they will always have a place in my heart. Also a huge fan of Ronin and The French Connection.


Wind River has one of the most infuriating scenes in cinematic history


Wall Street 1987, The Big Short, The Social Network, The Pursuit of Happyness, Rudy, The Founder. All bangers


Not necessarily in order:

1. Inception
2. Wind River
3. Ex Machina
4. The Departed
5. Beautiful Boy
6. Inglorious Bastards
8. Arrival
9. Good Will Hunting
10. Good Fellas

Honorable mentions:
1. The Town
2. Drive
3. Prisoners
4. Blade runner 2049
5. Se7en
6. Incendies


Interesting note, after reading the screenplay for prisoners several years before it was made (the ending to original screenplay is even more awesome than the movie), I spent a summer writing my own screenplay since I was so inspired and it placed top 10% in the Nichols fellowship. Top 5% actually get an agent, so I was so close lol.

But so many people have never seen or heard of prisoners.

To me, it’s of the best dark thrillers out there.


If you like prisoners you’ll like Incendies, one of Denis Villeneuve’s lesser known films.


I love movies more than anything else. My greatest-of-all-time list:


Gone with the Wind

The Godfather 1 and 2

It's a Wonderful Life

Hara Kiri

Apocalypse Now

Once Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Schindler's List

Shawshank Redemption


Cinema Paradiso

Once Upon a Time in America

The Leopard


Character Studies/Rise and Fall

Lawrence of Arabia


Barry Lyndon


Citizen Kane

There Will Be Blood



The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Seven Samurai

No Country for Old Men

Fistful of Dollars

For a Few Dollars More



2001: A Space Odyssey

Clockwork Orange

Ex Machina


Horror/Psychological Thriller/Unsettling Atmosphere

Gone Girl



Rosemary's Baby

Taxi Driver





Tropic Thunder

Rush Hour


Monty Python and the Holy Grail


Pan's Labyrinth

The Lion King

Spirited Away

The Princess Bride




Gone with the Wind (again)

It Happened One Night

Beauty and the Beast

Sense and Sensibility

Pride and Prejudice

Past Lives

Annie Hall