This is a list of 250 flicks - features and documentaries - that I embrace as my favourites.
My favourite movies are films that in numerous ways have inspired me at different times of my life; as an impressionable pre-teen, adolescent, student, writer, filmmaker, and as a person. They are films that I cherish because they represent the diverse facets that make cinema such a powerful and singular art form.
I don't believe in lists that declare "The Greatest Movies Ever Made". There are only lists of "favourites", because the art of filmmaking and the aesthetics of the individual viewer are so entirely subjective. One person's treasure is another's trash.
Many of the films listed here I have only seen…