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Paul Schrader’s Top10

It's pretty hard to go wrong selecting ten “best” or ten “favorites” from the Criterion Collection, although it might be interesting to select the ten worst Criterion releases (something that, in deference to my friends at Criterion, I will not do). As a longtime cinephille I'm familiar with most of the Criterion catalogue. Rather than select ten favorites I'll choose ten films that I was able to see because of Criterion, films I previously did not know about or were not available.

Nov 21, 2008
  • 1

    The Spirit of the Beehive

    Víctor Erice

  • 2

    Wings

    Larisa Shepitko

  • 3

    Death of a Cyclist

    Juan Antonio Bardem

  • 4

    The Face of Another

    Hiroshi Teshigahara

  • 5

    The Furies

    Anthony Mann

  • 6

    When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

    Mikio Naruse

  • 7

    Mala Noche

    Gus Van Sant

  • 8

    Berlin Alexanderplatz

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

  • 9

    Hands over the City

    Francesco Rosi

  • 10

    Street of Shame

    Kenji Mizoguchi