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All time Top 10 Criterion Films for Dan

by Dan D'Agostino

Created 07/15/12

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  • Amazing visuals, incredible performances, overall cinematic brilliance.

  • Steven Soderbergh's zany, absurdist comedy. Not for everyone, but if it's your taste, it will likely be in the tops of your list.

  • Overall one of my favorite films across the board. Near perfect in so many ways.

  • The vibrancy of Robby Muller's work in this film never quite came out right on my VHS copy, so I was quite happy to see Criterion release this on BluRay.

  • I am hard pressed to think of a more unlikely and enjoyably quirky trio. Maybe only the Marx Brothers.

  • Unquestionably Terry Gilliam's greatest. Epic, strange, ridiculous.

  • No one quite makes a film as introspective at Terrence Malick, in my opinion. And this one is damn good.

  • Fellini's obvious masterpiece. Although, on this list, it might be just a half step down from where it lands on the list. Heh. Heh ... Heh.

  • Fantastic script and snappy performances. Preston Sturges' greatest acheivement.

  • This is technically cheating by adding this to a Top 10 list, because it has now, in reality, become a Top 12. But Kieslowski's trilogy is impossible to separate as one film is as captivating and compelling as the next.

4 comments

  • By Jack Y.
    August 01, 2012
    08:26 PM

    Great list, where did you find a copy of Ran?
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  • By Dan D'Agostino
    August 07, 2012
    07:10 PM

    Thanks! My brother picked it up Ran years ago from Borders. I'm not even sure that store exists anymore! I think they folded.
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  • By coolhand
    August 10, 2012
    12:37 AM

    yeah borders folded earlier this year i believe. also great list. im really intrigued by schizopolis and cant wait to see it.
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    • By Dan D'Agostino
      August 14, 2012
      01:10 PM

      Thanks man! Enjoy Schizopolis. It's real nutty.

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