Movies and Music


Here’s 15 of my favorite films (this list changes all the time): 

  1. The Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1975)
  2. The King of Comedy  (Scorsese, 1983)
  3. It’s a Wonderful Life  (Capra, 1946)
  4. Nights of Cabiria (Fellini, 1957)
  5. Jules and Jim (Truffaut, 1962)
  6. Imitation of Life (Sirk, 1956)
  7. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg  (Demy, 1964)
  8. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
  9. Floating Weeds  (Ozu, 1959)
  10. The Bicycle Thieves  (De Sica, 1948)
  11. The Last Picture Show  (Bogdanovich, 1971)
  12. Poetry (Chang-Dong, 2010)
  13. Fanny and Alexander (Bergman, 1982)
  14. Brief Encounter (Lean, 1945)
  15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)

To check out what I’ve been watching lately, click Here and Here 


I’m an avid hardcore punk fan – I run a page, What We Want Is Free, dedicated to my love of this music, which also incorporates my love of making lists. I’m currently working through my top 100 hardcore records of the 2000s. Here’s my top ten 90s hardcore records:

  1. 108, Threefold Misery
  2. Threadbare, Feeling Older Faster
  3. Chain of Strength, What Holds Us Apart
  4. Silent Majority, Life as a Spectator
  5. Heroin, Self-titled
  6. Ink & Dagger, Drive this Seven Inch Wooden Stake Through My Philadelphia Heart
  7. Poison Idea, Feel the Darkness
  8. Fuel, Self-titled
  9. Inside Out, No Spiritual Surrender
  10. Catharsis, Passion


And my top ten 80s hardcore records:

  1. Bad Brains, Rock for Light 
  2. Zero Boys, Vicious Circle
  3. Rites of Spring, End on End
  4. Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade
  5. Articles of Faith, Give Thanks
  6. Uniform Choice, Screaming for a Change
  7. Negative Approach, Self-titled
  8. Big Boys, No Matter How Long the Line is at the Cafeteria, There’s Always a Seat!
  9. Gorilla Biscuits, Start Today
  10. Minor Threat, Out of Step


And here are my favorite hardcore records of 2021:

  1. Canal Irreal, Self-titled 12″ 
  2. Violent Spirit, Fire 7″ 
  3. Slant, 1집 LP
  4. Scowl, How Flowers Grow LP
  5. Thirdface, Do it with a Smile LP
  6. Koma, Internment Failure LP
  7. Tower 7, Peace on Earth…? LP
  8. Exil, Warning LP 
  9. Yleiset Syyt, Umpikujamekanismi 7″
  10. The Chisel, Retaliation LP 

More of these lists in due time! If you’re in the Boston area and looking for punk and hardcore shows to attend, click Here.