Favorite Movies


By Director:

Robert Altman

Short Cuts

Bob Roberts

The Player

Not sure if "Bob Roberts" was by Altman.

Peter Weir

The Plumber

Picnic at Hanging Rock

The Last Wave


Mosquito Coast

Earlier (Australian) movies are mainly of historical interest -- his later (American) works are more interesting.

Coen Brothers

Hudsucker Proxy

Barton Fink



Wim Wenders

Wings of Desire

Until the End of the World

"World" is one of my all-time favorites.


By Actor:

Gary Oldman

Romeo is Bleeding

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

He has a very believable style.

Tim Robbins

Short Cuts

The Player

Bob Roberts

Hudsucker Proxy

Five Corners

"Corners" was a sleeper -- Jodie Foster and John Tarturro also star -- a good little thriller.

Helen Mirren

Age of Consent

Heavenly Pursuits

Madness of King George


Mosquito Coast

Always underplays her roles, and seems to make them more powerful as a result.



By Genre:

Film Noir

Romeo is Bleeding

The Usual Suspects

Devil in a Blue Dress


Comedy (slapstick)

Blues Brothers

Animal House



Comedy (light)

Sleepless in Seattle

Money Pit

The Road to Wellville


Science (fiction)


Apollo 13

The Right Stuff

Terminator 1 & 2

The Silent Earth



Western (broad)

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

For a Fistful of Dollars

For a Few Dollars More

The Seven Samurai