Recently I had some happy memories of when my dad and I would watch movies together. He really likes character actors and Italian-American actors with grit, so he would find movies starring John Turturro or Stanley Tucci. I remembered how my dad would find movies like Unstrung Heroes starring Turturro, a forgotten but good movie with a touching performance by Michael Richards, or Big Night, a wonderful comedy about two Italian brothers (Tucci and Tony Shalhoub) running a restaurant in the 1950s. We watched The Daytrippers, an indie movie about a Long Island family making a day trip into NYC, featuring a bunch of 90's indie movie stars (Tucci, Hope Davis, Parker Posey, Liev Schreiber). We watched The Pope of Greenwich Village, an old crime drama starring Mickey Rourke. I even saw Rounders when it came out based on his recommendation because of the leading actors (Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Turturro, Martin Landeau, John Malkovich). I really like character dramas and small movies, and feel like I got some of my taste in movies from my dad.