Five Favorite Films

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Five Favorite Films with RZA (30 comments)

by Ryan Fujitani on Tuesday, Apr. 22 2014, 10:44 AM

One of the most influential hip-hop producers of all time, Robert Diggs -- better known as RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan -- has always had one foot firmly planted in the world of cinema. This week he stars in Brick Mansions as an inner city crime lord at odds with an acrobatic vigilante and the undercover cop at his side, and he was kind enough to sit down with RT to talk about his Five Favorite Films.

Five Favorite Films with John Turturro (30 comments)

by Sarah Ricard on Friday, Apr. 18 2014, 08:00 AM

Between The Big Lebowski, Rounders, Raging Bull and Do the Right Thing, actor John Turturro has made an impressive number of appearances on our Five Favorite Films lists. Now see what the Fading Gigolo writer, star and director picks for his own top five.

Five Favorite Films with Saoirse Ronan (34 comments)

by Matt Atchity on Friday, Apr. 11 2014, 12:58 PM

Saoirse Ronan is all over the multiplex these days -- the Oscar-nominated Irish actress stars in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and has a cameo in Muppets Most Wanted. In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Ronan talked about her love for classic cinema, her appreciation for David Lynch, and her experience on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Five Favorite Films with Sean Astin (7 comments)

by Ryan Fujitani on Friday, Apr. 04 2014, 03:30 PM

Those of us who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s remember Sean Astin as the star of some of our childhood favorites, including Encino Man, Rudy, and of course, The Goonies, but the spunky kid who played little Mikey Walsh has grown up and amassed quite a resume, capped off by a role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. We had a chance to speak with Astin via phone about his new film, Boys of Abu Ghraib, and his Five Favorite Films

Five Favorite Films with David Koechner (24 comments)

by RT Staff on Wednesday, Mar. 19 2014, 11:08 AM

If you need a good cinematic laugh, look no further than David Koechner's films. Among them are Semi-Pro, Paul, and Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy (whammy!). His latest film in theaters signals something of a departure from these comedies -- which is a nice way of saying that although Cheap Thrills isn't without laughs, it's much darker than his usual fare. His Five Favorite Films reflect both of those sides of his personality.

Five Favorite Films with Jake Gyllenhaal (36 comments)

by Catherine Pricci on Tuesday, Mar. 11 2014, 01:44 PM

Jake Gyllenhaal pulls double duty in his new film Enemy in theaters this Friday, March 14. With great movies like Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, and Prisoners -- in which he teamed up with Enemy director Denis Villeneuve for the first time -- on his resumé, it should be no surprise that Gyllenhaal is also a fan of some great films himself. Read on for his Five Favorite Films.

Five Favorite Films with Greg Louganis (20 comments)

by Kerr Lordygan on Friday, Feb. 07 2014, 02:23 PM

In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics commencement, we decided to hit up Olympic superstar Greg Louganis for his Five Favorite Films. But diving isn't Greg's only competitive aptitude. See what else he's got going on right now, along with the new documentary, Back on Board, which focuses on Greg's life since his historic Olympic wins.

Five Favorite Films with Ben Wheatley (30 comments)

by Luke Goodsell on Thursday, Feb. 06 2014, 01:55 PM

With just a handful of features -- Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers -- writer-director Ben Wheatley has established himself as one of the most compelling filmmakers currently working in the UK. His latest film, A Field in England, takes Wheatley's cinema even further, alchemizing a comic scenario about a gang of 17th-century civil war deserters into a hallucinogenic, black-and-white nightmare that isn't easy to shake. Here, then, are his Five Favorite Films.

Five Favorite Films with Miles Teller (135 comments)

by Luke Goodsell on Tuesday, Jan. 28 2014, 01:26 PM

This week, Miles Teller plays opposite Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in That Awkward Moment, a new comedy that takes a stab at exploring modern relationships from a dude's perspective. To mark the film's release, we had a chat with Teller recently about about five of his all-time favorite movies.

Five Favorite Films with Joe Swanberg (5 comments)

by Tim Ryan on Friday, Jan. 24 2014, 03:29 PM

You could make a case that Joe Swanberg is the hardest working man in indie cinema. In 2013, he acted in four films (most notably the Certified Fresh slasher flick You're Next) and directed two more: the critically-acclaimed comedy Drinking Buddies, starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, and a low-key dramedy about an aging actress (All the Light in the Sky). His latest, 24 Exposures, hit theaters this week, and it's a dark thriller about a fetish photographer who becomes the target of an investigation when a model is murdered. Given his thematic range, it's no surprise that Swanberg has diverse taste in movies, as he demonstrated in an interview with RT.

Five Favorite Films with Taissa Farmiga (30 comments)

by Kerr Lordygan on Friday, Jan. 24 2014, 10:48 AM

Taissa Farmiga, hot off the trails of her new film Jamesy Boy and her hit series American Horror Story: Coven, shares with us her five favorite films.

Five Favorite Films with Michael B. Jordan (32 comments)

by Luke Goodsell on Wednesday, Jan. 15 2014, 12:12 PM

Michael B. Jordan's star is making a rapid ascent. Following a breakout performance in the surprise sci-fi hit Chronicle, the young actor took on the lead role in Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler's Sundance darling that went on to find both commercial and critical success in 2013. With Fruitvale Station hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, Jordan called in to drop his Five Favorite Films.

Five Favorite Kung Fu Films with Keanu Reeves (24 comments)

by Luke Goodsell on Friday, Dec. 13 2013, 09:58 AM

The Man of Tai Chi director reflects on his favorites, filmmaking inspirations and his career; plus, watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the making of the movie.

Five Favorite Soundtracks with T Bone Burnett (13 comments)

by Sara Maria Vizcarrondo on Thursday, Dec. 05 2013, 05:39 PM

We chat with the legendary musician about his favorite film soundtracks and his longstanding collaboration with Inside Llewyn Davis directors Joel and Ethan Coen.

Five Favorite Films with White Reindeer Director Zach Clark (11 comments)

by Luke Goodsell on Tuesday, Dec. 03 2013, 02:05 PM

The filmmaker behind this season's soon-to-be-cult hit on his favorite subversive Christmas movies.

Five Favorite Films with Matthew McConaughey (54 comments)

by RT Staff on Friday, Nov. 08 2013, 02:32 PM

Mr. Matthew McConaughey's resume certainly includes a fair share of popular favorites: Dazed and Confused, Frailty, Killer Joe, Tropic Thunder and even a guest stint on the popular television series Eastbound & Down. He has not only intrigued critics in The Lincoln Lawyer and Mud, but also titillated audiences in Boys on the Side and Magic Mike. Heck, McConaughey has run the gamut when it comes to diverse characters. We'll have to wait for Christmas to see him next in The Wolf of Wall Street, but right now, Matthew's impressive portrayal of real-life HIV-infected cowboy Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club is already stirring up a whirlwind of acclaim. In other words, we know what we like, but what movies make him tick? Matthew indulges us now with his Five Favorite Films.

Five Favorite Films with Tavi Gevinson (12 comments)

by Luke Goodsell on Tuesday, Oct. 15 2013, 03:54 PM

It's hardly unusual for teenagers to catalog their obsessions on the Internet, but few of them manage to transform their personal blogs into buzzy digital superstardom -- which is exactly what happened to Tavi Gevinson. The precocious pop fan was all of 12 when her blog, Style Rookie, captured the attention of the cultural tastemakers, with the adolescent Gevinson feted by the fashion world and becoming the unofficial pin-up girl for eccentric teen girls everywhere. The site soon became a mini-phenomena that gave birth to Rookie, her hugely-popular online magazine written by teenage girls (and plenty of celebrity guests) for teenage girls. Now 17, Gevinson recently made her acting debut opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in Nicole Holofcener's critically-acclaimed Enough Said, and with the film still playing strongly in theaters, we had a chance to talk to her about her favorite movies and her thoughts on contemporary teen roles.

Five Favorite Films with Dario Argento (23 comments)

by Luke Goodsell on Friday, Oct. 11 2013, 03:02 PM

Dario Argento needs little introduction to horror movie fans. The former movie critic got his start collaborating on screenplays like Sergio Leone's towering Once Upon a Time in the West be,fore launching his career in the 1970s with a string of giallo hits like The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, The Cat o' Nine Tails and Deep Red, then crafting such cult horror classics as 1977's Suspiria -- a supernatural one-of-a-kind that cemented Argento's reputation and brought his avant garde soundtrack composers Goblin to enduring attention. In the years since Argento has followed his own particular path, working with George Romero on Dawn of the Dead, introducing the world to Jennifer Connelly in Phenomena, and directing daughter Asia, herself a writer-director, in many of his pictures. And while his critical fortunes may have waned, Argento continues to be a revered figure among cinephiles and horror fans alike. With his 3D take on Dracula currently in limited release, we spoke to Argento about his career, film criticism and his favorite movies -- which, faced with the rather daunting challenge, he instead turned into a discussion of his favorite filmmakers.

Five Favorite Films with Adam Scott (20 comments)

by Ryan Fujitani on Tuesday, Oct. 08 2013, 05:00 PM

Adam Scott's star has been rising for a few years now, with notable roles in cult favorite TV shows like Party Down and movies like Step Brothers, among others, but he's probably most recognized for his current role as goofy but charming Ben Wyatt on NBC's comedy hit Parks and Recreation. Last week, Scott's latest starring effort on the big screen, A.C.O.D., opened in select theaters, and he was kind enough to chat with us about the film. First, though, he gave us his Five Favorite Films.

Five Favorite Films with Billy Bob Thornton (38 comments)

by RT Staff on Wednesday, Sep. 11 2013, 01:14 PM

If you're familiar with Billy Bob Thornton's music, acting, directing, and writing, chances are you know that he's also famous for raising eyebrows when it comes to his personal life. When talking to him about his latest film as director, writer, and actor, Jayne Mansfield's Car, my eyebrows were raised not out of shock, but at how much his personal history shapes his work. Taking place in 1969 Alabama, the film evokes a strong sense of time and place that feels like a well-loved, yellowed photograph that sat in Thornton's memory box. Turns out, when I heard his Fave Favorite Films, I realized that might not be far from the truth.

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