The man behind the satirical “Big Gerry Brownlee” Twitter account shares his top five movies with Cinemaddicts. (Warning, this is not the real Gerry Brownlee).
Against All Flags (1952) – An ageing Errol Flynn plus Maureen O’Hara doing a Technicolour pirate movie? Come on. You can’t beat that.
Out of the Past (1947) – Jaques Tourneur directing Bob Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas in a classic noir. Crackling dialogue. Double crosses. Noir cinematography. Unbeatable.
Chinatown (1974) – Polanski gets Nicholson and Dunaway doing a great Robert Towne script in the New Hollywood style. Somehow it’s timeless.
Sharknado (2013) – The ultimate so-bad-it’s-good movie. A low budget masterpiece that almost makes the genre obsolete. Seriously my favourite film of 2013. Committing to a premise is vital and this film commits 300%.
What We Do In The Shadows (2014) – Yes there’s Peter Jackson and yes there’s NZ’s cinema of unease, but this does perfectly my personal favourite type of Kiwi storytelling – a funny story about Kiwis trying to be good to each other.