Ernesto Diezmartínez

Critic, Reforma

Mexico

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

City Lights

1931

Charles Chaplin

My Darling Clementine

1946

John Ford

Godfather: Part I, The

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

In The Mood For Love

2000

Wong Kar Wai

Paths of Glory

1957

Stanley Kubrick

Psycho

1960

Alfred Hitchcock

Purple Rose of Cairo, The

1985

Woody Allen

Viridiana

1961

Luis Buñuel

Comments

This list is composed of ten canonical movies that I’ve watched dozens of times, each time with the same amazement that Mia Farrow shows in the final shot of The Purple Rose of Cairo. (I feel guilty for not listing Singin’ in the Rain and the Mexican movies El Compadre Mendoza, Doña Perfecta, Los Hermanos del Hierro and Cadena Perpetua.)

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