Uh: I obsessively catalog every book I read and every movie I watch. (I have a separate list of movies that I see in theaters, which is mostly a really depressing list, and which I will probably never look at again because I don’t want to relive the shame this spiritually-bankrupt century has poisoned me with. Hah!!!!)

Anyway I divide my lists into years. It’s just a text file on my computer with “BOOKS” and “MOVIES” written in bold and I make a bulleted list beneath them. It’s real cool to look at sometimes. I like looking at it. Yeah!

Here is my movie list for 2015, which is not complete. I watched probably two or three times as many movies as this, but I’m not including things I’ve seen a billion times (‘Blade Runner,’ ‘The Master,’ ‘Akira,’ ‘The Prestige,’ and so on), because I watched all of them four or five times each over the course of the year, usually at 4 a.m., usually they were on in the background, usually I was drunk and miserable and alone and so on—and thus the movie was essentially the audio / visual equivalent of wrapping yourself in a warm blanket.

I also did not include dumb stuff I watched. I watched a lot of dumb stuff. It was interesting dumb stuff but I omitted it anyway. Most of the things on this list, I would say 80–85% of it, I had already seen. But I was watching them again because they are, uh, considered “classics” and I was in some ways studying them I guess. I was pretty loose about what I watched . . . I would start off with a director (Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Paul Thomas Anderson), and then if an actor kept popping up, like Gene “Jacket” Hackman or Jack Nicholson, I would just watch movies with them in it, most of which were filmed in the ’70s.

Gonna go ahead and say it right now: I don’t like ‘Giant,’ I don’t like ‘Magnolia,’ I don’t like ‘Full Metal Jacket.’

Most of these are real good. Sometimes they were so good I watched them multiple times, first by myself and then again with real cool people. I have noted this below!


  • Apocalypse Now Dedux (x2)
  • The Conversation
  • The Godfather
  • American Graffiti
  • Funeral in Berlin
  • The Billion Dollar Brain
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • The Graduate
  • The French Connection (x2)
  • The Shining
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Full Metal Jacket
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Giant
  • Boogie Nights
  • Magnolia
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Goodfellas
  • The Aviator
  • Heist
  • The Spanish Prisoner
  • Spartan
  • Five Easy Pieces (x2)
  • Chinatown (x2)
  • Bronson
  • Valhalla Rising
  • Lawless (x2)
  • True Grit
  • Citizen Kane
  • Touch of Evil
  • Road House (x4)
  • Blue Velvet
  • Wild at Heart (x2)
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • They Live
  • Escape From New York
  • Escape From LA
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Thing
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (x2)
  • Kagemusha (x2)

I am doing it differently for 2016. I am sticking with directors and for the most part going in chronological order. So instead of just blindly adding movies to a list, I already have all the movies listed and I’ll strikethrough them after I’ve watched them. I am going to rewatch things I’ve already seen, even if I’ve seen them a lot, and even if I watched them in 2015 (like ‘The Shining,’ which I have seen probably eleven or twelve times). I reckon I want to see how these things fit into The Bigger Picture.

(Akira Kurosawa, for instance, has like literally 30 movies. I don’t think I’ve seen even half of them but I will watch them all. I can’t wait!!!!!)

Listen: I plan to go it alone, because I always go it alone. But if you are in my city, and if you want to participate in this holy ritual, then by all means, come and get some. I will feed you and give you whatever hot and cold beverages you desire. You can sleep on my bed and I will sleep on the floor. Unless you want to share my bed, which I have no problem with. I have shared my bed with many people. It’s a nice thing. I have a super thick queen-size mattress and I’m not a blanket hog. Anyway I’m serious, so keep that in mind. We will watch real cool stuff and have us a real good time.

Yeah baby. Yeah. ☆ミ