25 Favorite Films of ‘GameCargo’ founder Linwood Storm

There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that actor, writer, and director, Linwood Storm has one of the most insatiable passions for consuming a variety of cinema from a very young age. This deep love for motion pictures is apparent in the content that he delivers himself and supports. His inspirations and influences are worn proudly on his sleeve. Whether they would be considered highly acclaimed pictures, hidden gems, guilty pleasures, or admittedly pieces of nostalgia.

While Linwood plans to do more genre-specific Top 10 lists for episodes of ‘Black Grindhouse’, we’ve asked him to share twenty-five of his all-time favorites based on replay value, taste, his personal standard of quality and level of provocation. In no order from least favorite to best, but by release date.

○ A Boy and His Dog (dir. L.Q. Jones, 1965)
○ Goldfinger (dir. Guy Hamilton, 1965)
○ Trouble Man (dir. Ivan Dixon, 1972)
○ Heavy Metal (dir. Gerald Potterton, 1981)
○ Hey Good Lookin’ (dir. Ralph Bakshi, 1982)
○ Golgo 13: The Professional (dir. Osamu Dezaki, 1983)
○ Police Story (dir. Jackie Chan, 1985)
○ Back to the Future (dir. Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
○ No Retreat, No Surrender (dir. Corey Yuen, 1986)
○ A Better Tomorrow II (dir. John Woo, 1987)
○ Dead Presidents (dir. Hughes brothers, 1995)
○ Good Burger (dir. Brian Robbins, 1997)
○ Y Tu Mamá También (dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 2001)
○ Oldboy (dir. Park Chan-wook, 2003)
○ Crank (dir. Neveldine/Taylor, 2006)
○Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (dir. Adam McKay, 2006)
○ Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut (dir. Zack Snyder, 2009)
○ Repo Men (dir. Miguel Sapochnik, 2010)
○ Django Unchained (dir. Quentin Tarantino, 2012)
○ Predestination (dir. The Spierig Brothers, 2014)
○ The Raid 2 (dir. Gareth Evans, 2014)
○ Dope (dir. Rick Famuyiwa, 2016)
○ Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, 2017)
○ Baby Driver (dir. Edgar Wright, 2017)
○ Sorry to Bother You (dir. Boots Riley, 2018)

It’s important to note that each of these films remains very difficult to bring elements that stand the test of time for Storm and have been mentioned at times during interviews, podcasts and on his social media as personally acclaimed movies from his collection. His publicized picks continue to act as a voice maintaining that reception from critics should not override a cinephile’s enjoyment of what stimulates their interests.

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