One of my favorite films of all time. Over the years I have come to respect it even more than L’avventura.
One of the masterworks of cinema that rattles me each time I see it. Kieślowski is perhaps the master of filming the unfilmable and unknowable.
Vittorio De Sica
Endlessly inspiring social humanist film. A great location film. The two hands in the end is one of the best shots in cinema.
La dolce vita
Expansive and deeply moving. Haunting.
I can watch the train station sequence over and over again.
The structure is so unique, and the night sequence is a classic. Again, Kurosawa brilliantly translates the Russian writers.
The Exterminating Angel
For some reason my Spanish teacher in eighth grade thought this was an appropriate film to use to teach us Spanish. I was spooked and could not sleep for nights on end. One of my favorite Bunuel films.
John Bailey’s Top 10
About selecting his favorites from the collection, world-class cinematographer John Bailey (Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters) says, “One of the greatest challenges in trying to compile a list like this is to separate the objectively ‘great’ fil…
Leanne Shapton’s Top 10
An artist, art director, illustrator, and publisher based in New York City, Leanne Shapton designed the covers of the Criterion releases Kicking and Screaming and Cría cuervos . . . , and is the author of Was She Pretty?