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.
Iron and Wine’s Top 10
Samuel Beam is an American singer-songwriter (and former film studies professor!) better known by the stage name Iron and Wine. His last album was 2007’s The Shepherd’s Dog, and a follow-up is in the works.
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.
Phil Rosenthal’s Top 10
Born in Queens, New York, American television writer and producer Phil Rosenthal is best known as the creator of the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran on CBS for nine seasons.
Amy Seimetz’s Top 10
The multitalented filmmaker behind Sun Don’t Shine (now playing on the Criterion Channel) and She Dies Tomorrow shares a list of favorites that subvert narrative convention and dive into the mysteries of identity.