Bande à Parte
The Burmese Harp
Life of Brian
Temple of Doom
Bande à Parte
The Burmese Harp
Life of Brian
Temple of Doom
My top 10 vampire movies, in no particular order:
Bram Stocker’s Dracula
Interview With The Vampire
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Only Lovers Left Alive
A top ten of movies I’d like to see produced and on the big screen. In no particular order:
1. Bauhaus Biopic
I’d love to see a movie focusing on the music of the post-punk, gothic era of the 80’s.
Yes, I know a remake’s due out very soon. I’ve always rooted for a full on horror version. Feel free to add on elements of comedy.
3. Lotte Reiniger Biopic
A biopic of quite possibly, my favourite animator.
4. Love: A User’s Guide
Based on the novel by Clare Naylor. This is a harmless romantic comedy drama.
5. The Alchemist
Based on the novel by Paulo Coelho. This should have happened this year, such a shame it’s apparantly not.
6. The Metamorphosis
Based on the short story by Franz Kafka. This could be interesting as a motion capture performance.
7. The Sandman
There are plenty of Sandman stories to adapt or a new one could be created. I’ll be happy either way as long as Death is in it and Neil Gaiman’s writing.
8. The War of the Worlds
I’d love to see this on the big screen with the story, using Jeff Wayne’s concept album.
9. The Yellow Wallpaper
Based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, preferably done by a mostly female team.
Starring Edina Menzel and Kristen Chenowith. Obviously.
Without further ado, here they are:
1 – A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas
I’ve never been much of a Harold & Kumar fan – I’m not exactly their target audience. However, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. See you in the next one.
2 – Batman Returns
I love this movie, it’s my favourite non-Nolan Batman one. You can’t deny this is a very Christmassy movie. I wish Burton would go back to making stuff like this once in a while.
3 – Die Hard
The ultimate Christmas movie and what’s not to love? Christmas just isn´t Christmas without John McClaine and yipee-kay-yay…
4 – El Dia de la Bestia
Not really a Christmas movie, the action does take place on Christmas Day. This is a good one to watch if you can’t stand the Yuletide.
5 – Gremlins
This movie deserves to be on this list just for this quote: “The worst thing that ever happened to me was on Christmas. Oh, God. It was so horrible. It was Christmas Eve. I was 9 years old. Me and Mom were decorating the tree, waiting for Dad to come home from work. A couple hours went by. Dad wasn’t home. So Mom called the office. No answer. Christmas Day came and went, and still nothing. So the police began a search. Four or five days went by. Neither one of us could eat or sleep. Everything was falling apart. It was snowing outside. The house was freezing, so I went to try to light up the fire. That’s when I noticed the smell. The firemen came and broke through the chimney top. And me and Mom were expecting them to pull out a dead cat or a bird. And instead they pulled out my father. He was dressed in a Santa Claus suit. He’d been climbing down the chimney… his arms loaded with presents. He was gonna surprise us. He slipped and broke his neck. He died instantly. And that’s how I found out there was no Santa Claus.”
6 – Lethal Weapon
Another good one to watch if you’ve had enough of the holidays but need to watch a Christmassy movie.
7 – Love, Actually
One of the very few movies that get me in a Christmassy mood. Yes, it’s schamltzy as hell and a sentimental trap but I don’t care. It puts me in a good mood and just look at that cast. Not everyone’s story has a happy ending which suits me fine.
8 – Rare Exports
A recent addition to my Christmas staple list. However, you have to admit that a movie in which Santa is the bad guy is a must-see. I imagine the Hollywood remake is due any year now.
9 – The Nightmare Before Christmas
This is the movie that kicks off the Christmas watching season and whats not to love about it? What’s This is now a classic Christmas song as far as I’m concerned.
10 – Trading Places
One of my favourite all-time comedies. It’s so well executed and always makes me laugh. Forget about Billy Bob: Dan Ackroyd is the Bad Santa.
What it says on the tin. My top ten movies that I enjoyed, in alphabetical order:
1 – Eraserhead
2 – Freaks
3 – Holy Motors
4 – Lost Highway
5 – Mulholland Drive
6 – Santa Sangre
7 – Tetsuo: The Iron Man
8 – The Happiness of the Katakuris
9 – The Wicker Man
10 – Under The Skin
My 10 favourite Christmas movies, in alphabetical order:
Meet Me In St. Louis
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Top 10 remakes in alphabetical order:
A Star Is Born
His Girl Friday
Some Like It Hot
The Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Maltese Falcon
You’ve Got Mail
My 10 favourite movies about food, in alphabetical order:
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2
Eat Drink Man Woman
Fried Green Tomatoes
Julie & Julia
Like Water For Chocolate
The Last Supper
Woman On Top
I was originally going to do top 10 Spanish movies. When compiling my list, I realised that there were at least 4 Almodovar films contending.
So I’ve scrapped my original list for now and in its place here are my Top 10 Almodovar movies in alphabetical order:
Atame (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!)
Carne Tremula (Live Flesh)
La Ley Del Deseo (Law Of Desire)
La Mala Educacion (Bad Education)
La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In)
Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces)
Los Amantes Pasajeros (I’m So Excited!)
Tacones Lejanos (High Heels)
Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)
I love silent movies, it’s like entering another world whenever I watch one. I enjoy seeking out new ones to watch.
I’ve excluded short silent movies from this list and as usual, it’s in alphabetical order:
The Passion of Joan of Arc