Some favourites, by an undiscerning screen lover.


By Director/Writer

Stanley Donen – Singin’ In The Rain, Charade

Francis Ford Coppola – The Godfather parts I and II

Vincente Minnelli – An American in Paris, Meet Me in St Louis

Sofia Coppola – Lost in Translation, Somewhere, The Bling Ring, Marie Antoinette

Noah Baumbach – Frances Ha, Mistress America, While We’re Young, Margot at the Wedding

Wim Wenders – Paris, Texas

Billy Wilder – Some Like it Hot, Double Indemnity, Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment, The Seven Year Itch

Todd Haynes – Carol

Wes Anderson – The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bottle Rocket, The Darjeeling Limited

Yorgos Lanthimos – The Lobster

John Crowley – Brooklyn, Intermission

Rob Reiner – Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, Misery, When Harry Met Sally…

Woody Allen – Annie Hall, Manhattan, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Café Society, Midnight in Paris, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You, To Rome With Love

Quentin Tarantino – Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill parts I and II, Django Unchained, Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs

Yasujiro Ozu – Tokyo Story     

Stanley Kubrick – The Shining, Dr Strangelove

Mia Hansen-Love – Eden

Paolo Sorrentino – La Grande Bellezza, Youth

Duplass Brothers – Blue Jay, Jeff Who Lives At Home

Charlie Kaufman – Anomalisa, Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine

Jonathan Glazer – Under The Skin

Vittorio De Sica – Bicycle Thieves

Federico Fellini – La Dolce Vita

Phil Morrison – Junebug

Spike Jonze – Her

David O. Russell – American Hustle, Three Kings, The Fighter, Joy, Silver Linings Playbook, I [heart] Huckabees


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         By Actor

Audrey Hepburn – Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Paris When it Sizzles, Funny Face

Marilyn Monroe – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, All About Eve, The Asphalt Jungle, There’s No Business Like Showbusiness



Arrested Development, Mad Men, Fargo, You’re The Worst, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, Weeds, American Dad!, Orange is the New Black, Married, Breaking Bad, King of the Hill, Better Things, Archer, Malcolm in the Middle, The Simpsons, Futurama, Grey’s Anatomy, Sex and the City, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Friends, Jane the Virgin, The Young Pope, South Park, Transparent, Father Ted, Black Books, Party Down, The Comeback, Eastbound and Down, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.