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Gaspar Noe's Five Favorite Films
Gaspar Noe is known for making provocative films, but he says it’s not particularly easy to be provocative anymore, since nothing can top the outrageous and exciting themes of some of the films he grew up with. With his new film, Love, now open, and others like Enter the Void, 7 Days in Havana, and Irréversible in his filmography, Noe has certainly pushed envelopes of all sizes. But now he tells us which movies pushed his envelopes and, essentially, changed his life.

Good question, with an inevitably controversial answer. My favorite five horror films since 2010 (in alphabetical, not qualitative order) are:

  • Insidious
  • The Invitation
  • The Tunnel
  • It Follows
  • You’re Next

Honorable mentions go to The Borderlands, Cabin in the Woods, Coherence, Creep, Green Room, Hush, Paranormal Activity 2 & 3, Rubber, The Taking of Deborah Logan, They Look Like People, and The Witch.

Get to know me meme : Five favorite films: Titanic (1997) 

Directed by:  James Cameron

Fifteen-hundred people went into the sea, when Titanic sank from under us. There were twenty boats floating nearby… and only one came back. One. Six were saved from the water, myself included. Six… out of fifteen-hundred. Afterward, the seven-hundred people in the boats had nothing to do but wait… wait to die… wait to live… wait for an absolution… that would never come.

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Henry Rollins' Five Favorite Films
Henry Rollins, the punk rock legend and Black Flag singer who surprised many by bringing a new audience to the art of spoken word, has so many sides to him that it’s hard to pinpoint him as any one thing. He has been a radio personality on Los Angeles’ KCRW, a regular columnist for publications such as LA Weekly, and is known as a public activist. As an actor, he’s made cameos in many films and TV series and has been a regular on shows The Legend of Korra and Sons of Anarchy. His new film, He Never Died, masterfully tells the story of an ancient character known to most of us who, well, never died. But this one cooks up brilliant comedy and wonderful characters and relationships that can’t normally be found in your typical vampire film. Rollins meticulously chose his Five Favorite Films to share with us.

Get to know me meme : Five favorite films: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Directed by:   Joe Johnston

I don’t want to kill anyone. I don’t like bullies; I don’t care where they’re from.

Get to know me meme : Five favorite films: Beetlejuice (1988)

Directed by:    Tim Burton

Ah. Well… I attended Juilliard… I’m a graduate of the Harvard business school. I travel quite extensively. I lived through the Black Plague and had a pretty good time during that. I’ve seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT… NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT YOU’RE TALKING TO A DEAD GUY… NOW WHAT DO YOU THINK? You think I’m qualified?