Industry Picks: Gaby Hoffman, Ellie Kemper, More Reveal Favorite New York Movies
While Noah Baumbauch's Big Apple-comedy 'Mistress America' gets released, several actors honor Scorsese, Allen and Warhol as the filmmakers that capture the bright lights, big city.
A version of this story first appeared in the Aug. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Actor, Orange Is the New Black, Trainwreck
Annie Hall and Manhattan. "Those are two of the best-shot New York films. Gordon Willis is one of the greatest cinematographers of all time.
Actor-creator, Public Morals
Mean Streets. "I love the relationship between Keitel and De Niro. It’s that complicated relationship you have with someone you were tied to as a child."
Writer, Ricki and the Flash
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. "It perfectly captures the magic of being on the loose in the city when you’re young and feeling that excitement and energy for the first time."
Author, The Santangelos
The Godfather. "I love it. The guys are so sexy. James Caan is so brilliant and all the actors were brilliant. I try to watch it every year."
Actress, 2 Broke Girls
After Hours. "I lived in New York in the ’80s and boy, did I have those evenings. People think [it’s just] a movie, but it was possible. I can’t believe I’m still alive."
An Unmarried Woman. "Jill Clayburgh — what a gorgeous, incredible, sexy, funny, brilliant performance. That’s the kind of woman I want to see stories about."
Actress, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway. "It’s so funny, and then it gets really dark and complicated and upsetting. And then it comes out again."
Funny Girl. "There’s a great shot of [Barbra] Streisand on the ferry singing with the Statue of Liberty in the background. I take that ferry, and I never look like that. It’s not fair."
Chelsea Girls. "Because it was Mary Woronov and Brigid Berlin, my two favorite Warhol girls! Fag hags shooting up — that’s my kind of world."