I noticed this tweet last night from Sonic Youth about their top ten films of all time on the Criterion site and thought to myself “Hey, Sonic Youth is one of my favorite bands, I’m curious to know what their favorite movies are.” So this morning I head over to Criterion to check out the list for hopefully a few new movie selections.
The list is a bit deceiving because it’s billed as the “top 10 films of all time” but it’s actually 12 and they all just a happen to be Criterion Collection films. So it’s actually Sonic Youth’s top ten films available on the Criterion Collection. Of the twelve I had only seen (or even heard of) a whopping one. Funnily enough that one film, Fat Girl which was listed by Kim Gordon included a note from her saying she hadn’t even seen the film but listed it because she liked the director:
I haven’t seen this, but I really liked A Very Young Girl and The Last Mistress, with Asia Argento, which I thought was brilliant and hilarious. —Kim Gordon
WTF!? Anyway… I don’t know where I’m going with this. I was hoping for a little more inviting (and less pretentious) list of films. I mean come on guys, you know that Robocop is part of the Criterion collection right? Right!?? Sigh. Sonic Youth by the way is playing free tonight at Prospect Park. I mat skip that and watch (#6) The Vanishing instead.- My Pal the Crook