Unique, brilliant, fantastic! I love this movie!
The Battle of Algiers
I was twenty-four years old when I made my first film, Pusher (about the Danish drug underworld), and for it I stole everything I could, both visually and technically, from this film and Cannibal Holocaust.
Carl Th. Dreyer
Vampyr has always reminded me of a mysterious dream I once had when I was very little. The film has always stayed with me. I watch it before I make every film, and yet it still remains a mystery to me.
The Night of the Hunter
The Night of the Hunter is a perfect example of the strength of cinema, in which an image can say a thousand words, whereas in literature a word cannot show a thousand images.
This film is a great mixture of sex and violence.
Flesh for Frankenstein
Flesh for Frankenstein is the only film I’ve ever wished that I had made.
Sweet Smell of Success
In its perfect combination of directing, writing, cinematography, music, sound, and acting, this film is pure cinema.
My Life as a Dog
I saw this film with my mother when I was very young. It’s the only movie aside from It’s a Wonderful Life during which I’ve cried because I was happy.
Beauty and the Beast
Branded to Kill
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.
Mike Allred’s Top 10
Comic-book rock star Mike Allred is best known as the creator of _Madman, Red Rocket 7,_ and _The Atomics._ He may also be familiar to Criterion viewers from his illustrations for Seduced and Abandoned and Chasing Amy.
Alec Baldwin’s Top 10
Actor Alec Baldwin’s film credits include Beetlejuice, Miami Blues, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Cooler (for which he was nominated for an Oscar), and The Departed. He has also won two Emmys for his role as Jack Donaghy on NBC’s…
Jane Campion’s Top 10
In honor of her introduction to the collection, with An Angel at My Table, we asked director Jane Campion to contribute a list of Criterion films that are on her mind at the moment. Campion’s debut feature, Sweetie, is also available from Criterion…
Keith Gordon’s Top 10
Filmmaker Keith Gordon has directed the features The Chocolate War (1988), A Midnight Clear (1992), Mother Night (1996), Waking the Dead (2000), and The Singing Detective (2003).