My Favorite David Lynch Films

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

1.   Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)
(Cable/Television)

2.   Mulholland Drive (2001)

3.   Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)

4.   Blue Velvet (1986)

5.   Eraserhead (1977)

6.   Inland Empire (2006)

7.   Twin Peaks: Season 1 (1990)
7a. Episode: Pilot (a.k.a. Northwest Passage)
7b. Episode 2: Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer
(Television)

8.   The Straight Story (1999)

9.   Lost Highway (1997)

10. The Elephant Man (1980)

11. Twin Peaks: Season 2 (1990-1991)
11a. Episode 8: May the Giant Be with You
11b. Episode 9: Coma
11c. Episode 14: Lonely Souls
11d. Episode 29: Beyond Life and Death
(Television)

12. Wild at Heart (1990)

My Favorite Ernst Lubitsch Films

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

1.   Trouble in Paradise (1932)

2.   The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

3.   One Hour with You (1932)
(with assistance from George Cukor)

4.   Heaven Can Wait (1943)

5.   The Wild Cat (1921)

6.   The Love Parade (1929)

7.   Monte Carlo (1930)

8.   The Smiling Lieutenant (1931)

9.   Design for Living (1933)

10. The Marriage Circle (1924)

11. Eternal Love (1929)

12. Broken Lullaby (1932)

13. Lady Windermere’s Fan (1925)

14. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)

15. The Oyster Princess (1919)

16. Madame DuBarry (1919)

17. The Doll (1919)

18. Anna Boleyn (1920)

19. Sumurun (1920)

20. The Merry Widow (1934)

21. Angel (1937)

22. Cluny Brown (1946)

23. Ninotchka (1939)

24. That Uncertain Feeling (1941)

25. To Be or Not to Be (1942)

26. Bluebeard’s Eight Wife (1938)

27. Carmen (1918)

28. I Don’t Want to Be a Man (1918)

My Favorite Richard Linklater Films

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

1.   Boyhood (2014)

2.   Before Sunset (2004)

3.   Before Sunrise (1995)

4.   Before Midnight (2013)

5.   Bernie (2011)

6.   Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

7.   Waking Life (2001)
(Animated Film)

8.   Dazed and Confused (1993)

9.   Slacker (1991)

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

1.   Last Flag Flying (2017)

2.   Me and Orson Welles (2009)

3.   A Scanner Darkly (2006)
(Animated Film)

4.   School of Rock (2003)

5.   Tape (2001)

6.   The Newton Boys (1998)

7.   SubUrbia (1996)

My Favorite Ken Loach Films

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

1.   I, Daniel Blake (2016)

2.   Land and Freedom (1995)

3.   Kes (1969)

4.   Raining Stones (1993)

5.   Looking for Eric (2009)

6.   The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)

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

1.   Cathy Come Home (1966)

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

1.   Sweet Sixteen (2002)

2.   My Name Is Joe (1998)

3.   Ladybird, Ladybird (1994)

4.   Riff-Raff (1991)

My Favorite Joseph H. Lewis Films

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

1.   Gun Crazy (1950)

2.   Terror in a Texas Town (1958) 

3.   The Halliday Brand (1957)

4.   The Big Combo (1955)

5.   So Dark the Night (1946)

6.   My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

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

1.   The Rifleman – Season 1 (1958-1959)
1a. The Safe Guard (1958)
1b. Duel of Honor (1958)
1c. The Deadly Wait (1959)
1d. The Pet (1959)
1e. The Trade (1959)
1f. Boomerang (1959)
1g. Shivaree (1959)
(Television)

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

1.   The Rifleman – Season 2 (1959-1960)
1a. Heller (1960)
1b. The Visitor (1960)
1c. The Fourflusher (1960)
1d. Letter of the Law (1959)
1e. Panic (1959)
1f. The Deserter (1960)
1g. Shotgun Man (1960)
1h. The Patsy (1959)
1i. The Hangman (1960)
1j. Surveyors (1959)
1k. Hero (1960)
1l. The Spoiler (1960)
1m. Eddie’s Daughter (1959)
1n. Day of the Hunter (1960)
(Television)

My Favorite Jerry Lewis Films

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

1.   The Ladies Man (1961)

2.   The Nutty Professor (1963)

3.   The Bellboy (1960)

4.   The Patsy (1964)

5.   The Errand Boy (1961)

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

1.   Cracking Up (1983)

2.   Hardly Working (1980)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

My Favorite Richard Lester Films

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

1.   Petulia (1968)

2.   Help! (1965)

3.   A Hard Day’s Out (1964)

4.   The Bed Sitting Room (1969)

5.   The Knack …and How to Get It (1965)

6a. The Three Musketeers (1973)
6b. The Four Musketeers (1974)

7.   Juggernaut (1974)

8.   Superman II (1980)
(Richard Donner’s 2006 Cut is also great)

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

1.   The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959)
(co-directed with Peter Sellers)

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

1.   Robin and Marian (1976)

My Favorite Sergio Leone Films

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

1.   Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

2.   For a Few Dollars More (1965)

3.   Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

4.   The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

5.   Duck, You Sucker! (1971)
(a.k.a. A Fistful of Dynamite)

6.   A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

My Favorite Mike Leigh Films

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

1.   Life Is Sweet (1990)

2.   Mr. Turner (2014)

3.   High Hopes (1988)

4.   Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

5.   Nuts in May (1976)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

6.   Grown-Ups (1980)
(Television)

7.   Meantime (1983)
(Television)

8.   Secrets & Lies (1996)

9.   Topsy-Turvy (1999)

10. Abigail’s Party (1977)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

11. Naked (1993)

12. Vera Drake (2004)

13. Another Year (2010)

14. All or Nothing (2002)

15. Career Girls (1997)

16. Home Sweet Home (1982)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

17. Kiss of Death (1977)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

18. Hard Labour (1973)
(Episode of “Play for Today”)
(Television)

19. Bleak Moments (1971)

20. Four Days in July (1984)
(Television)

21. Peterloo (2018)

22. Who’s Who (1979)
(Television)

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

1.   The Short and Curlies (1987)