My Favorite Zhang Yimou Films

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1.   House of Flying Daggers (2004)

2.   Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

3.   Coming Home (2014)
(no relation to the 1978 film)

4.   Hero (2002)

5.   Ju Dou (1990)
(co-directed with Yang Fengliang)

6.   Not One Less (1999)

7.   The Road Home (1999)

8.   Shanghai Triad (1995)

9.   To Live (1994)

10. The Story of Qiu Ju (1992)

11. Red Sorghum (1988)

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1.   Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

2.   Happy Times (2000)

3.   Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

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My Favorite Robert Zemeckis Films

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1.   Back to the Future (1985)

2.   Used Cars (1980)

3.   Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
(Part Animation/Part Live-Action)

4.   I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)

* * * * (Out of * * * *) (Cable/Television)

1.   Tales from the Crypt (1989-1996)
(Episode from Season 1: “And All Through the House”)
(Episode from Season 3: “Yellow”)
(Episode from Season 6: “You, Murderer”)
(Cable Series)

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

1.   Back to the Future Part III (1990)

2.   Back to the Future Part II (1989)

3.   Romancing the Stone (1984)

My Favorite Edgar Wright Films

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1.   Shaun of the Dead (2004)

2.   Baby Driver (2017)

3.   The World’s End (2013)

4.   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

5.   Hot Fuzz (2007)

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

1.   Grindhouse (2007)
(Fictitious Trailer: “Don’t”)
(Anthology Film)

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

1.   Spaced (1999-2001)

My Favorite William Wyler Films

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1.   The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

2.   Dodsworth (1936)

3.   The Letter (1940)

4.   Counselor at Law (1933)

5.   The Little Foxes (1941)

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1.   The Big Country (1958)

2.   Roman Holiday (1953)

3.   Funny Girl (1968)

4.   The Heiress (1949)

5.   Wuthering Heights (1939)

6.   These Three (1936)

7.   The Good Fairy (1935)

8.   The Desperate Hours (1955)

9.   The Collector (1965)

10. Ben-Hur (1959)

11. Jezebel (1938)

My Favorite John Woo Films

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1.   The Killer (1989)

2.   Bullet in the Head (1990)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

3.   Hard Boiled (1992)

4.   A Better Tomorrow (1986)

5.   Red Cliff (2008)

6.   A Better Tomorrow II (1987)

7.   Face/Off (1997)

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

1.   Hard Target (1993)

My Favorite Wong Kar-wai Films

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1.   In the Mood for Love (2000)

2.   Fallen Angels (1995)

3.   Chungking Express (1994)

4.   2046 (2004)

5.   Days of Being Wild (1990)

6.   Ashes of Time (1994)

7.   Happy Together (1997)

8.   The Grandmaster (2013)

9.   My Blueberry Nights (2007)

10. As Tears Go By (1988)

My Favorite Agnes Varda Films

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1.   Faces Places (2017)
(co-directed with JR)
(Documentary)

2.   The Gleaners and I (2000)
(Documentary)

3.   Vagabond (1985)

4.   Daguerreotypes (1976)
(Documentary)

5.   Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

6.   Jacquot de Nantes (1991)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

7.   The Beaches of Agnes (2008)
(Documentary)

8.   Happiness (1965)
(no relation to the 1998 film)

9.   Cinevardaphoto (2004)
(Documentary)

10. Far from Vietnam (1967)
(co-directed with Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais)
(Documentary Anthology)

11. Mur murs (1981)
(Documentary)

12. La Pointe Courte (1955)

13. Jane B. for Agnes V. (1988)

14. Documenteur (1981)

15. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (1977)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

16. Kung-Fu Master! (1988)

17. The World of Jacques Demy (1995)
(Documentary) 

18. The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)
(Documentary)

19. The Gleaners and I: Two Years Later (2002)
(Documentary)

20. One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
(I saw it on an old VHS tape)

21. Lions Love (and… Lies) (1969)

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

1.   Cleo from 5 to 7: Remembrances and Anecdotes (2005)

2.   La cocotte d’azur (1958)
(Documentary Short)

3.   Ydessa, the Bears and etc. (2004)
(Documentary Short)

4.   Ulysse (1983)
(Documentary Short)

5.   Salut les Cubains (1971)
(Documentary Short)

6.   Along the Coast (1958)
(Documentary Short)

7.   Black Panthers (1968)
(Documentary Short)

8.   Uncle Yanco (1967)
(Documentary Short)

9.   The So-called Caryatids (1984)
(Documentary Short)

10. Elsa la rose (1966)
(Documentary Short)

11. 7p., cuis., s. de b., …a saisir (1984)

12. Diary of a Pregnant Woman (1962)

13. Women Reply (1975)
(Documentary Short)

14. You’ve Got Beautiful Stairs, You Know (1986)

15. Le lion volatil (2003)

16. The Pleasure of Love in Iran (1976)
(Documentary Short)

My Favorite Robert Wise Films

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1.   The Haunting (1963)

2.   Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

3.   The Set-Up (1949)

4.   The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

5.   The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

6.   The Body Snatcher (1945)

7.   The Andromeda Strain (1971)

8.   Born to Kill (1947)

9.   Blood on the Moon (1948)

10. West Side Story (1961)
(co-directed with Jerome Robbins)

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1.   Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)

2.   Executive Suite (1954)

3.   The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

4.   I Want to Live! (1958)

5.   Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

6.   Star! (1968)

7.   The Sand Pebbles (1966)

8.   The Sound of Music (1965)

9.   Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

My Favorite Billy Wilder Films

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1.   Avanti! (1972)

2.   Some Like It Hot (1959)

3.   The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

4.   Ace in the Hole (1951)

5.   Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

6.   Sunset Boulevard (1950)

7.   One, Two, Three (1961)

8.   Double Indemnity (1944)

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1.   The Apartment (1960)

2.   A Foreign Affair (1948)

3.   The Lost Weekend (1945)

4.   The Major and the Minor (1942)

5.   Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

6.   The Fortune Cookie (1966)

7.   Irma la Douce (1963)

My Favorite James Whale Films

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1.   Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

2.   The Old Dark House (1932)

3.   Show Boat (1936)

4.   The Invisible Man (1933)

5.   Frankenstein (1931)

6.   Waterloo Bridge (1931)

7.   The Great Garrick (1937)