While film school was only a brief detour in my life's path, movie watching is a constant passion. My favourite movies tend to be smart and funny, sometimes with a little fantasy. Dramas are good too, but nothing that takes itself too seriously. Movies are more entertainment for me than high art, though of course they can be both. My favourite actors are usually the ones that deliver subtle, honest performances, and who seem genuine and humble in real life. A strong narrative is a must. Special effects are only interesting if they support a great story. Cheap popcorn and big old movie houses are the best. My time in Australia has seen me fall in love with outdoor cinemas as well.