As a cine-file and a chronic insomniac I have lots of time to enjoy all the movies I love. Here are my thoughts on a few.

My Favorites:

  1. 2001
  2. Apocalypse Now
  3. Tree of Life
  4. Fight Club
  5. Into The Wild

Honorable Mention: The Deer Hunter, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, The New World The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 12 Monkeys

Recommended Documentaries

The House I Live In – The most clear headed look into the devastating effects of America’s War on Drugs.

Neurons to Nirvana – A look into the possibilities of brain chemistry and hallucinogens.

Zeitgeist – Sure it may be more propaganda than documentary, but definitely worth a thought provoking look.

Surviving Progress – A very interesting perspective. I highly recommend.


2018 was a year with many very good movies, but zero great ones.

  1. Dunkirk
  2. The Darkest Hour
  3. The Shape of Water
  4. 3 Bilboards
  5. Phantom Thread
  6. Molly’s Game





Academy Awards 2016

Follow Up: Looks like I was pretty accurate. I have to admit I did not see Spotlight coming on so strong. Excellent movie, but all prediction markets were wrong.

My 2016 Amademy Award picks:

Category                          My Favorite                                                   My Prediction

Best Picture                    1. The Revenant  2. The Big Short          The Revenant

Best Director                  1. Miller  2. Inarritu                                     Inarritu

Best Actor                       1. DiCaprio 2. Cranston                              DiCaprio

Best Actress                   1. Larson  2. Blanchett                                Larson

Supporting Actor          1. Bale  2. Hardy                                           Stallone

Supporting Actress      1. Vikander  2. Mara                                    Vikander

Screenplay                      1. Ex Machina  2. Compton                       Straigh Outta Compton

Adapeted Screenplay   1. The Big Short  2. The Martian             The Big Short


Surviving Progress

A very interesting perspective. I highly recommend.


Jim Morrison Inspires Mathew McConaughey’s “All right, All right, All right”

The ghost of Jim Morrison was at this year’s Oscars!!!