My Favorite Dario Argento Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Deep Red (1975)

2.   Tenebrae (1982)

3.   Suspiria (1977)

4.   Opera (1987)

5.   Inferno (1980)

6.   Phenomena (1985)

7.   The Bird with the Crystal Plummage (1970)

8.   Two Evil Eyes (1990)
8a. Segment: “The Black Cat”
(Anthology Film)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Stendhal Syndrome (1996)

2.   Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

My Favorite Michelangelo Antonioni Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   L’Eclisse (1962)

2.   Le Amiche (1955)

3.   La Notte (1961)

4.   Zabriskie Point (1970)

5.   L’Avventura (1960)   

6.   The Passenger (1975)

7.   Red Desert (1965)

8.   Blowup (1966)

9.   Il Grido (1957)

10. Identification of a Woman (1982)

11. Beyond the Clouds (1995)
(co-directed with Wim Wenders)

12. The Mystery of Oberwald (1981)

13. Story of a Love Affair (1950)

14. I Vinti (1952)

15. The Lady Without Camelias (1953)
(I saw it on an old VHS Tape)

My Favorite Kenneth Anger Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Fireworks (1947)

2.   Scorpio Rising (1960)

3.   Eaux d’Artifice (1953)

4.   Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954)

5.   Rabbit’s Moon (1950)

6.   Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969)

7.   Lucifer Rising (1972)

8.   Kustom Kar Kommandos (1965)

9.   Puce Moment (1949)

My Favorite Wes Anderson Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

2.   Rushmore (1998)

3.   Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

4.   Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
(Animated Film)

5.   The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

6.   Isle of Dogs (2018)
(Animated Film)

7.   The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

8.   The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

9.   Bottle Rocket (1996)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Hotel Chevalier (2007)

My Favorite Robert Altman Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Nashville (1975)

2.   McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)

3.   Short Cuts (1993)

4.   The Long Goodbye (1973)

5.   Tanner ’88 (1988)
(Miniseries)
(Cable/Television)

6.   3 Women (1977)

7.   Great Performances (1996)
7a. Episode: “Robert Altman’s Jazz ’34”
(Documentary)
(Television)

8.   The Player (1992)

9.   Secret Honor (1984)

10. California Split (1974)

11. Streamers (1983)

12. Gosford Park (2001)

13. Cookie’s Fortune (1999)

14. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

15. Tanner on Tanner (2004)
(Miniseries)
(Cable/Television)

16. The Company (2003)

17. Vincent & Theo (1990)

18. A Wedding (1978)

19. Images (1972)

20. Brewster McCloud (1970)

21. MASH (1970)

22. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

23. Kansas City (1996)

24. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976)

25. Thieves Like Us (1974)

26. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

27. Gun (1997)
27a. Episode: “All the President’s Women”
(Television)

28. Fool for Love (1985)

29. The Gingerbread Man (1998)

30. The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (1988)
(Television)

31. Health (1980)
(I watched it online)

32. A Perfect Couple (1979)

33. Ready to Wear (1994)
(a.k.a. Pret-a-Porter)

34. Dr. T & the Women (2000)

35. O.C. & Stiggs (1985)
(theatrically released in 1987)

36. Beyond Therapy (1987)

37. Popeye (1980)

38. Quintet (1979)

39. Countdown (1968)

40. Basements (1987)
40a. “The Dumb Waiter”
40b. “The Room”
(Cable/Television)
(I watched the former on an old VHS tape and the latter online)

41. Nightmare in Chicago (1964)
(Television)
(I watched it online)

42. The Delinquents (1957)

43. The James Dean Story (1957)
(Co-directed with George W. George)
(Documentary)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Short Cinema)

1.   Aria (1987)
(Segment: “Les Boreades”)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (TV Episodes)

1.   Combat (1962-1967)
(Episodes from 1962: “Forgotten Front”, “Rear Echelon Commandos”, “Any Second Now”, “Escape to Nowhere”, “Cat and Mouse”, “I Swear by Apollo” and “The Prisoner”)
(Episodes from 1963: “The Volunteer”, “Off Limits” and “Survival”)

2.   The Gallant Men (1962-1963)
(Pilot Episode from 1962: “Battle Zone”)

3.   Route 66 (1960-1964)
(Episode from 1961: “Some of the People, Some of the Time”)   

4.   Peter Gunn (1958-1961)
(Episode from 1961: “The Murder Bond”)

5.   Lawman (1958-1962)
(Episode from 1961: “The Robbery”)

6.   Bonanza (1959-1973)
(Episodes from 1960: “Silent Thunder”)
(Episodes from 1961: “Bank Run”, “The Duke”, “The Rival”, “The Secret”, “The Dream Riders”, “Sam Hill” and “The Many Faces of Gideon Finch”)

7.   Maverick (1957-1962)
(Episode from 1960: “Bolt from the Blue”)

8.   Bronco (1958-1962)
(Episode from 1960: “The Mustangers”)

9.   Sugarfoot (1957-1961)
(Episode from 1959: “Apollo with a Gun”)
(Episode from 1960: “The Highbinder”)

10. M Squad (1957-1960)
(Episode from 1958: “Lover’s Lane Killing”)

11. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1965)
(Episode from 1957: “The Young One”)
(Episode from 1958: “Together”)

My Favorite Pedro Almodovar Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Pain and Glory (2019)

2.   Talk to Her (2002)

3.   All About My Mother (1999)

4.   Law of Desire (1987)

5.   The Skin I Live In (2011)

6.   Bad Education (2004)
(no relation to the 2019 film)

7.   Live Flesh (1997)

8.   Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

9.   Matador (1986)
(no relation to the 2005 film)

10. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

11. Volver (2006)

12. Broken Embraces (2009)

13. Julieta (2016)

14. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

15. Dark Habits (1983)

16. Labyrinth of Passion (1982)

17. Kika (1993)

18. The Flower of My Secret (1995)

19. High Heels (1991)

20. I’m So Excited! (2013)

21. Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980) 

My Favorite Woody Allen Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Manhattan (1979)

2.   Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

3.   Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

4.   Annie Hall (1977)

5.   Husbands and Wives (1992)

6.   Radio Days (1987)

7.   Love and Death (1975)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Midnight in Paris (2011)

2.   Match Point (2005)

3.   Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

4.   Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

5.   Sleeper (1973)

6.   The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)   

7.   Zelig (1983)

8.   Stardust Memories (1980)

My Favorite Robert Aldrich Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

2.   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

3.   Ulzana’s Raid (1972)

4.   Autumn Leaves (1956)

5.   The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)

6.   Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

7.   The Big Knife (1955)

8.   The Killing of Sister George (1968)

9.   Attack (1956)

10. Vera Cruz (1954)

11. The Dirty Dozen (1967)

12. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)

13. Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977)

14. Hustle (1975)

15. The Longest Yard (1974)

16. The Grissom Gang (1971)

17. Emperor of the North Pole (1973)

18. Too Late the Hero (1970)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Ten Seconds to Hell (1959)

2.   …All the Marbles (1981)
(sometimes known as “The California Dolls”)