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Employee Top 10
2008-2009 employees

TORFF’S FAVORITE FILMS
(in no particular order)
2001: A Space Odyssey (BRI – Kubrick)
Annie Hall (COM – Woody Allen)
8 ½ (ITA – Fellini)
Being John Malkovich (GEN)
The Royal Tenenbaums (COM)
Phantom of Liberty (FRE)
Winter Light (SWE)
In the Mood for Love (CHI)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (COM)
F for Fake (INT. MISC)

PAT’S FAVORITE FILMS
Ikiru (JAP – Kurosawa)
Spirit of the Beehive (SPA)
Nights of Cabiria (ITA – Fellini)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (WES)
M (GER)
Week End (FRE – Godard)
The Third Man (BRI)
My Darling Clementine (WES)
Sunrise (AIF)
F for Fake (INT. MISC)

IAN’S 10 FAVORITE FILMS
(In absolute perfect order)
Stalker (RUS)
Spirit of the Beehive (SPA)
Dekalog (POL)
The Battle of Algiers (AFR)
The Taste of Tea (JAP)
Pather Panchali (IND)
The Host (KOR)
Nights of Cabiria (ITA – Fellini)
Princess Mononoke (JAN)
The Third Man (BRI)

DON’S FAVORITE FILMS
Ikiru (JAP – Kurosawa)
Pulp Fiction (GEN)
Moulin Rouge (GEN)
Jules & Jim (FRE)
8 ½ (ITA – Fellini)
The Princess Bride (COM)
Lawrence of Arabia (CLA)
The Big Lebowski (COM)
The Incredibles (ANI – Disney)
12 Angry Men (CLA)

ALLYSON’S FAVORITE FILMS
(in no particular order)
Little Miss Sunshine (COM)
Spirited Away (JAN)
The Princess Bride (COM)
Roman Holiday (CLA – Audrey)
Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade (GEN)
The Goonies (COM)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (GEN)
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (ANI)
The Quiet Man (CLA)
Amélie (FRE)

JESSICA’S FAVORITE FILMS
(in no particular order)
- Cannibal! The Musical (TRO)
- Rushmore (COM)
- Dead Man (WES)
- Everything is Illuminated (COM)
- Amandla! (DOC)
- Tasuma (see: Great African Films: Vol. 2) (AFR)
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (ST)
- Raising Arizona (COM)
- The Battle of Algiers (AFR)
- Twister (GEN)

GEOFF’S FAVORITE FILMS
(in alphabetical order)
- Annie Hall (COM – Woody Allen)
- The Band: The Last Waltz (MUS)
- La Belle et la Bête (FRE)
- Cinema Paradiso (ITA)
- Diva (FRE)
- Heart of the World (see: Twilight of the Ice Nymphs) (CAN)
- High and Low (JAP)
- M (GER)
- Passion of Joan of Arc (FRE)
- This is Spinal Tap (COM)
- Witness for the Prosecution (CLA)

SARAH’S FAVORITE FILMS
(in no particular order)
- Heathers (AIF)
- Magnolia (GEN)
- The American Astronaut (AIF)
- Me and You and Everyone We Know (AIF)
- DiG! (DOC)
- Valley of the Dolls (B)
- The Royal Tenenbaums (COM)
- Primer (AIF)
- Duck, You Sucker! (WES)
- Benny & Joon (GEN)

JENNA’S FAVORITE FILMS
- Legend (SF)
- Secret of Roan Inish (IRE)
- The Wicker Man (1973) (BRI)
- Spirited Away (JAN)
- L.A. Confidential (GEN)
- Rob Roy (GEN)
- Harold and Maude (COM)
- Seven Samurai (JAP – Kurosawa)
- Indiana Jones: Last Crusade (GEN)
- MST3K: The Movie (COM)

NATE’S FAVORITE FILMS
(in no particular order)
- Stroszek (GER)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (BRI – Kubrick)
- Airplane! (COM)
- Eraserhead (AIF)
- The Planet Earth Series (DOC)
- The Nutty Professor (1963) (COM)
- The Shining (BRI – Kubrick)
- Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (MUS)
- The King of Kong (DOC)
- Edward Scissorhands (GEN)

JENN’S FAVORITE FILMS
(in no particular order)
- Oasis (KOR)
- Nights of Cabiria (ITA - Fellini)
- The Taste of Tea (JAP)
- Ikiru (JAP – Kurosawa)
- Primer (AIF)
- Woyzeck (GER)
- Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (COM)
- Daisies (CZE)
- Au hasard Balthazar (FRE)
- The Jerk (COM)

ALEX’S FAVORITE FILMS
- Singin’ in the Rain (CM)
- Gosford Park (BRI)
- Apocalypse Now (GEN)
- Rebel Without a Cause (CLA)
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (COM)
- A Touch of Evil (FNR)
- Chocolat (GEN)
- MASH (COM)
- Scotland, PA (AIF)
- O Brother, Where Art Thou? (COM)

The rest of these lists are old, some a bit newer -- but either way, we thought they might be fun to look through:

Former Employees:

Amy
Tootsie
Ab Fab
Sinead O'Connor: The Year of the Horse
English Patient
High Art
Curious George
American Beauty
La Jetee
Wedding Singer
Life is Beautiful
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Great Expectations (1998)
The Piano

Anni P
(... not favorites, but I'd watch them numerous times!)

Strickly Ballroom (Australia)
Rosencrantz & Gildenstern (Britain)
Clash of the Titans (Science Fiction)
French Kiss (Comendy)
Face/Off (General)
Fried Green Tomatoes (General)
Quick and the Dead (Western)
Singin' in the Rain (Classic)
Gia
Clay Pigeons
Twin Peaks Series
Ab Fab Series
Grosse Pointe Blank
Color Purple
Dangerous Beauty
Double Life of Veronique
Much ado About Nothing
Hudsucker Proxy
Fight Club
High Fidelity
Thomas Crown Affair
Willie Nelson: Teatro

Conan G
Transformers: The Movie
Six String Samurai
American in Paris
Kids
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Prince of Tides
Il Postino
Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens
No Skin Off My Ass
Dirty Dozen

Greg S
Miller's Crossing
Dazed & Confused
Iron Giant
Edward Scissorhands
Roger & Me
The Cruise
Zero Effect
Aliens
Fishing with John
One Crazy Summer
Ghostbusters

Jeanine O
Harold and Maude
Breaking the Waves
It's a Wonderful Life
Ice Storm
West Side Story
Life is Beautiful
Magnolia
Ordinary People
E.T.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Butcher Boy

Joyce K
Buffalo 66
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Sliding Doors
Smoke Signals
Ma Vie En Rose
Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Commitments
X: The Unheard Music
Pecker
Shortcuts

Katie P
Princess Bride
Mallrats
Detroit Rock City
Goonies
Labyrinth
Run Lola Run
Alice in Wonderland
American History X
Silence of the Lambs
Stand by Me

Kayla B
Night on Earth
An American in Paris
Shining
Matrix
Hurricane Streets
Foxfire
Velocity of Gary
Clockwork Orange
Ted, the Movie
Cannibal! The Musical
A Time to Kill

Laura H
American Hisory X
Better Off Dead
Fight Club
Hate (La Heine)
A Life Less Ordinary
Raging Bull
Rear Window
School of Flesh
Some Like it Hot
Strange Days
Strictly Ballroom

Mark B
Suburbia (1983)
Cool Hand Luke
Jam: Video Snap!
How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman
Mr T's Be Somebody or Be Somebody's Fool!
Night of the Hunter
Black Flag: Live
Shallow Grave
Who: Quadrophenia
Small Faces

Parker
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Unforgiven
Heat (1995)
Rosencrantz & Gildenstern are Dead
Fight Club
Radiohead: Meeting People is Easy
Fear & Lothing in Las Vegas
Dr Strangelove
Full Metal Jacket
Ren & Stimpy (all episodes)
MST3K (all episodes)
Kids in the Hall (all episodes)
Ted the Movie (ed note: Parker is the director)
Blade Runner
Dennis Leary: No Cure for Cancer

Sara C

Sarah B
(... ask me next week, I'll probably change my mind)

Fight Club
Gummo
Repoman
Taxi Driver
Magic Christian
Blues Brothers
Pi
Roger & Me
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Six String Samurai
Atomic Cafe
Emergency Broadcast Network
Radiohead: Meeting People is Easy
Apocalypse Now
(... because Sarah never shuts up, here are more movies she likes)
Microcosmos
Shakes the Clown
The Jerk
CB4
Matrix
Sid & Nancy
Hiroshima Mon Amour
La Femme Nikita
Raising Arizona
Hands on a Hardbody
MST3K (all of them)
Dennis Leary: No Cure for Cancer
This is Spinal Tap
Miricle of Life (documentary)
Usual Suspects
Suburbia (1983)
True Stories

Squishy (ed note: who the hell is "Squishy"?)
(Movies so bad they are good)
(Untapped gems you can't get at Lackluster Video)
Dancing Outlaw
EBN
Robot Monster
Dreamscape
Tom Green
The Fall: Perverted by Language
Ted the Movie
Star Trek - Original Series: Episode 19 "Arena" (Kirk vs a Lizard Man)
Waiting for Godot
Hands on a Hardbody
Hardware Wars, Porklips Now & Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind (three amazing shorts)

Susan K
Toy Story
Tommy Boy
Billy Madison
Usual Suspects
Sergeant York
Shawshank Redemption
Rain Man
American Beauty
To Kill a Mockingbird
Peter Pan (Disney)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape

(you can find a list of Employee Picks here)

 

 

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