Christian Parkinson


Graduate Teaching Assistant
UCLA Mathematics Department
Los Angeles, CA, USA 90095-1555
Office IPAM 1129
E-Mail chparkin at math .ucla .edu
About Teaching Misc.

Movies
I'm an avid fan of movies. Here is a running list of the last five movies that I saw in the theater: It's impossible to establish any sort of permanent list of my all-time favorites, but some of that movies that often arise when I'm having that conversation are: Since 2014, I've put together lists of my favorite films each year. Double click to reveal the lists:

2017 Movies

  1. Phantom Thread
  2. Baby Driver
  3. Lady Bird
  4. Good Time
  5. Logan Lucky
  6. Wind River
  7. Get Out
  8. The Lovers
  9. Blade Runner 2049
  10. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  11. This was a phenomenal year for movies so it feels appropriate to include some honorable mentions (in alphabetical order): The Big Sick, The Disaster Artist, Dunkirk, The Florida Project, Gerald's Game, I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore, I Tonya, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Tramps. Even with these extra ten, there are some very good movies left off the list.

2016 Movies

  1. Green Room
  2. The Witch
  3. Arrival
  4. Nocturnal Animals
  5. The Lobster
  6. La La Land
  7. American Honey
  8. Moonlight
  9. Colossal
  10. Hush

2015 Movies

  1. Ex Machina
  2. Brooklyn
  3. The Invitation
  4. Mississippi Grind
  5. Room
  6. The Hateful Eight
  7. Sicario
  8. Spotlight
  9. Carol
  10. It Follows

2014 Movies

  1. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  2. Nightcrawler
  3. A Most Violent Year
  4. Gone Girl
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  6. Predestination
  7. Calvary
  8. Obvious Child
  9. The Babadook
  10. The Imitation Game (despite the unforgivable butchering of "Euler")

Books
I'm also an avid reader (mostly fiction). The last ten books I've read are: