The director of Drive, Bronson, and the Pusher trilogy looks back on the films that helped shape him, from the movie that taught him films are art to the one that taught him he could make movies without formal training.
The star and writer-director of Listen Up Philip discuss the films that have mattered the most to them at various points in life.
The director of Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, and the new They Came Together talks about the films that shaped his approach to comedy and filmmaking, starting with a movie he did not get at all when he saw it at age 5.
The actor-director, currently appearing in the FX series Fargo, looks back on a lifetime of watching movies.
One of the U.K.’s most acclaimed genre filmmakers, Ben Wheatley grew up without many chances to watch films. The ones he did see, however, made a great impression on him, leading to a movie-mad youth and the decision to shoot his own projects.
The comedic actor talks about the films that most inspired him throughout his life, ranging from comedic shorts to blockbuster classics to contemplative dramas.
In a year-by-year retrospective, the star of Greenberg and Frances Ha considers the films she was watching at key ages, and how she came to understand that films weren’t unquestionable artifacts “handed down by gods.”
From The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre to The Third Man to Mean Streets, one of the fathers of American independent cinema discusses the films that meant the most to him at various ages, and what he learned about storytelling from watching them.
The writer-director of Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond The Pines recalls the movies that shaped his life: the first one he saw, the one that inspired him to put spaghetti scenes in all his movies, and the one that almost gave him a heart attack.