A friend of mine who at one point of his life worked in a movie-rental store had told me that they had a staff pick selection in the store. In there they had a selection of films that were dubbed “Lewis’ Picks”. The man never existed or ever worked in the establishment but was a running joke of the staff because Lewis was a character they had created who had a very specific taste in films. We have all met many Lewis’s in our lives, they are not ciniphiles, they do not watch foreign film but though they do sometimes venture into independent films if the genre is correct. Generally a Lewis only watches films that pertain to gangsters, sex, drugs, explicit violence and other underbelly themes. Lewis occasionally has a hard time watching films before 1990 and never watches films before 1970. He also has a hard time with anything “too long”. This is a list of Lewis films. (NOTE) Lewis films are not always bad films, there are some very good Lewis films, Lewis just wouldn’t watch anything that wasn’t on this list. If you can think of a Lewis film that I haven’t listed, please feel free to comment and suggest.
Lewis watched Road To Perdition because it had “guns and shit” but thought it was boring.
One time Lewis watched The Killing of A Chinese Bookie because the title seemed to imply “bad-ass shit” but thought it was “artsy-fag-stuff”
A ciniphile told Lewis Enter The Void was “a trip” but he got high and it lost him after the psychedelic sequences
Lewis was really excited after Tarantino’s first two films but had a hard time getting through Jackie Brown cause it was “too long”