I recently saw online a list of 70 questions to ask a film buff, and while I’ve primarily dedicated this blog to music writing, film is my primary passion, and I thought it both a good way for me to think about the movies I’ve seen, and a nice way for readers to get to know me and my tastes.

  1. Favourite action movie? Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
  2. What movies could you watch over and over again and not get tired of? I like my movie franchises; Star Wars, Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings are always a lot of fun.
  3. Any old school favourites (Pre-1970)? 12 Angry Men (1957). I need to watch more old films.
  4. Top 5 directors? David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino, Nicolas Winding Refn. In no particular order, though Fincher is my favourite.
  5. Favourite dead actor/actress? Robin Williams. 
  6. Favourite movie from the 1990s? Se7en (1995), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), or Trainspotting (1996). I can’t choose just one, the 90s were a great decade for films.
  7. Ever been/are you such a hardcore fan of an actor or actress you watched/will watch any movie they were/will be in? Yes, lots. Ryan Gosling, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pitt – just off the top of my head.
  8. What movie are you looking forward to coming out the most? The Disaster Artist (2017).
  9. Pixar or Dreamworks? Pixar all the way.
  10. Favourite animated movie? Spirited Away (2001).
  11. Favourite musical? La La Land (2016).
  12. Are you against book-to-movie adaptations? Not if they’re done well, but I do wish Hollywood took more risks on original ideas. 
  13. Your guilty pleasure movie(s)? 21 Jump Street (2012) and 22 Jump Street (2014).
  14. Robin Williams or Eddie Murphy? Williams, without a doubt.
  15. Favourite chick flick? 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) or Love Actually (2003).
  16. Ever watched a movie just because you heard the effects were awesome? Fairly certain that’s why I watched Avatar (2009).
  17. Favourite indie film? The Dreamers (2003) or Enemy (2013), though I’m not sure if they qualify as Indie.
  18. Favourite movie heroine? Princess Leia or Ellen Ripley, of Star Wars and Aliens respectively. 
  19. Favourite movie action hero? Rorschach from Watchmen (2009).
  20. Ever read a book so you could understand the movie? No.
  21. Favourite kids movie? Toy Story 2 (1999).
  22. Favourite Disney movie? Treasure Planet (2002).
  23. Favourite movie soundtrack? Drive (2011).
  24. Movie that makes you cry every-time? Dead Poet’s Society (1989).
  25. VHS, DVD, or Blu-Ray? Blu-Ray.
  26. Best experience going to the movies? The Revenant (2015) was pretty amazing on the big screen.
  27. Top 5 actors? Ryan Gosling, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Williams, Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio. No particular order.
  28. Top 5 actresses? Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Rachel McAdams. No particular order.
  29. Movie you completely regret seeing? Life of Pi (2012).
  30. Movie you wish was never made? Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002).
  31. Movie your parent showed you? Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977).
  32. Last movie you watched? Jackie (2016).
  33. An overrated movie? Inside Out (2015).
  34. An underrated movie? American Psycho (2000).
  35. Favourite comedy? In Bruges (2007).
  36. Movie quote you will live by? “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” – Robin Williams as Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting (1997)
  37. Movie quote that will always make you laugh? “You’re an inanimate fuckin’ object!” – Ralph Fiennes as Harry in In Bruges (2007).
  38. Film(s) you’ve watched on a date? Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
  39. Favourite cult film? Fight Club (1999).
  40. Directors you’d like to see work together? Denis Villeneuve and Nicolas Winding Refn.
  41. Actors you’d like to see work together? Ryan Gosling and Jake Gyllenhaal.
  42. Films you wanted to watch, but never got around to watching? So many. Taxi Driver (1976), Memento (2000), and Saving Private Ryan (1998), just to name a few.
  43. Favourite teen movie? Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986).
  44. Top 5 favourite films? In no particular order; Drive (2011), Se7en (1995), Trainspotting (1996), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), and Birdman (2015).
  45. Favourite superhero film? The Dark Knight (2008) or Watchmen (2009).
  46. Favourite cop film? End of Watch (2012).
  47. Favourite road trip film? Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
  48. A disappointing film from your favorite actor? Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives (2013).
  49. A disappointing film from your favourite director? Panic Room (2007) by David Fincher.
  50. The first movie you ever remember watching in theatres? Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).
  51. A movie that was better than the book? Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012).
  52. Vin Diesel or Bruce Willis? Brucey boy for sure.
  53. A movie that not many have heard of that you’ve seen? Jagten (2012).
  54. A movie that changed the way you view the world? Ooh, there’s a few of those. Let’s go with Good Will Hunting (1998).
  55. Favorite Sci-Fi movie? Alien (1979).
  56. Movie you completely nerd-out over every time it’s mentioned? Enemy (2013). It’s such a fucking weird film, and it’s very cool to meet someone else who’s seen it.
  57. Movie that you’ve seen all the behind-the-scenes action for? None, surprisingly. I’ve watched a lot of Red vs. Blue (2003 – Present) with commentary though.
  58. Movie where your favorite actor was the only good part? The Notebook (2004). 
  59. Movie from an actor you hate that was better than you expected? Edge of Tomorrow (2014). Not normally a big fan of Tom Cruise, but I loved that movie.
  60. Most visually stunning movie you’ve seen? Probably The Revenant (2015) or Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
  61. Favourite genre? That’s a tough one. According to IMDb it’s Mystery/Crime.
  62. Least favourite genre? Horror. Easy.
  63. Comedy movie that you didn’t find funny? Juno (2007). 
  64. Horror movie that didn’t scare you? World War Z (2013); though can you really call it Horror?
  65. Favorite remake of an old movie? I don’t watch a lot of remakes. Scarface (1983) is 34 years old, but it’s a remake of Scarface (1932), so let’s go with that.
  66. A movie that started a passion for you? The Game (1997). The movie which sparked my love of cinema and made me pursue a Film degree.
  67. A movie that sparked an interesting conversation? None. I tend to watch movies alone.
  68. The main movie you remember from your childhood? Toy Story (1995).
  69. The first movie you saw on it’s opening night? The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). No, I don’t know why.
  70. A move that made you ache for love. (500) Days of Summer (2009). It’s a heartwarming film that proceeds to repeatedly kick you in the dick.