DR. STRANGELOVE: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB for its brilliantly irreverent screenplay and Stanley Kubrick’s sharp direction. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND because of Charlie Kaufman’s inventive script and Michel Gondry’s low-fi special effect magic. THE LONG GOODBYE sates my love of the noir and then there’s Robert Altman’s fluid style and groundbreaking sound. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS is the work of true auteur and genius Wes Anderson, where everything is beautiful from the words to the compositions. And, finally, DIE HARD because it is the best action movie ever made with flawless set-pieces and great characters. Yippee-ki-yay, MFers!