Featured: InSession Film Writer – Matthew
Greetings sports’ fans? No. Wait. Wrong demographic. I mean, what’s the haps cinephiles? Much better.
I’m Matthew Mason. I have an unique predilection for stories caught on film. I can tell you most anything about any film from 1900 to 2012. My repository of film knowledge is approximately as deep as Mariania Trench, and that may be an underestimate.Suffice to say, I am passionate about film.
Film is fullest of arts. Movies allow an audience to wholly experience what their creators dreamed up. The sights, the sounds, the effects that defy reality, the emotions that feel so intimate and legitimate; these are the marks of truly great film. I love movies that revel in these traits and take my imagination to even greater heights. Here just of few of my favorites:
Action: Die Hard, Inglorious Basterds, The Rock
Animated: Spiritied Away, WALL-E, How to Train Your Dragon
Comedies: Blazing Saddles, Airplane!, Knocked Up, The Royal Tenenbaums
Comic Book Films: The Dark Knight triliogy, Sin City, American Splendor
Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop, Captalism: A Love Story, Super Size Me
Drama: Cinema Paradiso, Drive, Into the Wild
Horror: Psycho (1960), The Mist, The Thing (1982)
Musical: Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, Singin’ in the Rain
Sci-Fi: Star Wars saga (Of course!), 2001: A Space Odyssey, RoboCop
Western: Once Upon a Time in the West, The Cowboys, True Grit (1969 & 2010)
Favorite Directors: Wes Anderson, Luis Bunuel, Mel Brooks, Christopher Nolan, Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock
Favorite Film Composers: Clint Mansell, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer
Favorite Actors: Michael Fassbinder, Grace Kelly, Clint Eastwood, Jessica Chastain
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Happy watching folks!