I have HUNDREDS of favorite films. These are usually the top spots (as of October 2015)
  1. Blowup and CQ
    Always a tie, always on top. Blowup was the hardest-won understanding and affection I've ever had for a movie. I hated it the first time I saw it. But there was just something about it. I kept going back to it, first out of spite, then curiousity, and then increasing love. The slow pace pulls me in. CQ on the other hand is a stylish, friendly comfort. It understands and forgives the selfish, creative person.
  2. My Dinner With Andre
  3. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  4. Rosemary's Baby
  5. The Conversation
  6. Creepshow
  7. The Big Sleep
  8. After Hours
  9. Kentucky Fried Movie
  10. Boogie Nights
  11. Zodiac/The Social Network
    Another tie. David Fincher is my favorite director working now, and I don't want to pigeonhole him with one movie. I've seen Social Network more times than any other movie in my adult years (in the 30s of viewings), but Zodiac always fulfills and surprises me. At the end, Mike Mageau says he's "80% sure" which suspect is the Zodiac; for me that's a stand-in for all faith and knowledge.