Hustlers has been one of our surprise hits of the year, and we know we speak for many people when we say it’s in consideration for the end of year lists (also, J’Lo for an Oscar nom?). To celebrate the film’s theatrical release we had the pleasure of speaking to the director Lorene Scafaria, and once we’d discussed all things Jennifer Lopez, we moved into a different set of questions; as we quizzed this exciting filmmaker on her very favourite movies of all time.
What’s the first film you ever fell in love with? Oh. Dead Poet’s Society.
What’s the one film you never get tired of watching? Clueless.
What’s your favourite movie soundtrack? Ooooh. Oh gosh. I mean it would have to be a Tarantino movie, but I can’t narrow it down.
What’s your guilty pleasure? Oh I feel like that’s always so mean to say! I don’t know, they’re all innocent pleasures to me!
What’s the one scene that always makes you cry? I’d say the one that just popped into my head, and it’s when I saw Crazy Rich Asians and Constance Wu and Henry Golding were looking at each other in that wedding scene, I’ve never cried in a wedding scene in my life, but tears shot out of my eyes and I’m still not sure how it happened. I think Jon Chu is a maestro, so I blame him for those tears.
What’s your favourite ever film about strong women? League of Their Own. I love Penny Marshall.