My Top Twenty Favorite Films (Alphabetically):
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Stanley Kubrick turns 2001: A Space Odyssey into a beautiful work of art. This poetic meditation of space and life is a feast for the eyes. Nine years before Star Wars (1977), Kubrick's special effects broke new ground in the space genre and was a landmark achievement. Fueled by music and visual splendor, you're in for an adventure!
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Blade Runner (1982)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Orson Welles' epic tale about power, greed and deterioration is one for the ages. Inventive in its storytelling and technique, Welles' keen eye for expanding the filming method opened up a new dawn of possibilities. Citizen Kane is a landmark achievement in filmmaking and clearly earns the title of "Greatest Film Ever Made."
City Lights (1931)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
A timeless and indicative movies of its era. This is a film that sticks with you long after the credits end. Led by a spectacular ensemble cast (Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a masterful film that studies the human condition.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth blends both horror and fantasy together, enriching the overall experience for the viewers. This hellish nightmare is like Alice in Wonderland for adults. Pan is one of the best films to come out in the 21st century. Guillermo del Toro has crafted a vivid masterpiece.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Rear Window (1954)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
From the moment I saw the first frame, a shot looking down at the floor titles with water rushing past them as an airplane shines through from above, I knew that this was going to be a special picture. This black-and-white gem beautifully tells the story of a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Director Alfonso Cuarón's passion project is vibrant and visually shines. It's a powerful portrayal of love, hope, and family. Roma is a turning point in cinematic history and will continue to shape the way we look and observe film.