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Sebastián Lelio’s Top 10

The Oscar-winning Chilean filmmaker picks favorites that highlight his love of intense performances, extreme stylization, and explosive emotions.


May 3, 2018
Barry Levinson’s Top 10

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Barry Levinson is an Academy Award–winning director, screenwriter, and producer.


Apr 2, 2018
Tracy Letts’s Top 10

Tracy Letts is an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for drama for August: Osage County and a Tony Award for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Nov 29, 2017
Stephen Cone’s Top 10

Stephen Cone is a Chicago-based filmmaker whose latest, Princess Cyd, opens in theaters November 2017.


Oct 24, 2017
Connor Jessup’s Top 10

Canadian actor and filmmaker Connor Jessup’s third short film, Lira’s Forest, is an official selection at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.


Sep 11, 2017
Doug Nichol’s Top 10

Grammy-winning director and cinematographer Doug Nichol’s documentary feature debut, California Typewriter, is now playing in theaters.


Sep 1, 2017
Janicza Bravo’s Top 10

Janicza Bravo is a writer and director based in Los Angeles. Her feature film Lemon is now playing in theaters.


Aug 25, 2017
Dustin Guy Defa’s Top 10

Dustin Guy Defa’s second feature, Person to Person, is now playing in theaters.


Aug 2, 2017
Joshua Z Weinstein’s Top 10

Joshua Z Weinstein has directed the feature documentaries Drivers Wanted and Flying on One Engine. Menashe marks his debut as a director of narrative fiction.


Jul 25, 2017
Alison Maclean’s Top 10

Canadian-born director Alison Maclean’s films include Jesus’ Son (1999) and the newly released The Rehearsal, an official selection of Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival.


Jul 7, 2017
Jennifer Reeder’s Top 10

Jennifer Reeder’s award-winning personal fiction films, which explore relationships, trauma, and coping, have screened at Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, and several other festivals.


Jun 14, 2017
Rodarte’s Top 10

Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded Rodarte in Los Angeles, California, in 2005. Rodarte is known for its artistic mixture of high couture, California influences, and explorations into other art forms.


May 22, 2017
Steve Gunn’s Top 10

Steve Gunn is regarded as one of the finest guitar players of our era. Eyes on the Lines, released last year on Matador Records, is his fourth full-length album.


May 11, 2017
Nathan Silver’s Top 10

Nathan Silver is the writer and director of four short films and eight features, including Uncertain Terms (2014), Stinking Heaven (2015), and Thirst Street (2017)


Apr 21, 2017
Zach Braff’s Top 10

Zach Braff is an actor, director, screenwriter, and producer notable for his lead role on the television comedy series Scrubs.


Apr 14, 2017
Barnaby Clay’s Top 10

Barnaby Clay is a British film director from London. His first feature, SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, is being released by Magnolia Pictures on April 7, 2017.


Apr 7, 2017
Mike Portnoy’s Top 10

Mike Portnoy is one of the founding members of Dream Theater. He is currently the drummer in the Winery Dogs, Twister Sister, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, the Neal Morse Band, and Metal Allegiance.


Feb 27, 2017
Ken Jennings’s Top 10

Ken Jennings is the all-time winningest champion in the history of the quiz show Jeopardy!, having won $2.5 million during his seventy-five-game streak in 2004.


Jan 27, 2017
Dana Calvo’s Top 10

Dana Calvo created and executive produced Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt. Previously, she was co–executive producer of Narcos on Netflix, and creator of Made in Jersey on CBS.


Jan 9, 2017
Clea DuVall’s Top 10

Clea DuVall is an acclaimed actor whose credits over the past twenty years include the cult favorites But I’m a Cheerleader and The Faculty, Rodrigo Garcia’s Passengers, David Fincher’s Zodiac, and Ben Affleck’s Oscar-winning Argo.


Dec 9, 2016
Alton Brown’s Top 10

Although Alton Brown is now known mostly for his work in food media, his first career was as a filmmaker.


Nov 10, 2016
Zach Clark’s Top 10

Zach Clark is the writer and director of Little Sister, White Reindeer, Vacation!, and Modern Love Is Automatic. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Oct 27, 2016
Terence Nance’s Top 10

Terence Nance was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. His first feature film, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, premiered in the New Frontier section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.


Oct 17, 2016
Amy Fine Collins’s Top 10

Amy Fine Collins is special correspondent to Vanity Fair, where for over twenty years she has written features about fashion, art, Hollywood, and society.


Sep 30, 2016