Amy Taubin

Film critic; Artforum

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Au Hasard Balthazar

1966

Robert Bresson

Cosmopolis

David Cronenberg

Ikiru

1952

Akira Kurosawa

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975

Chantal Akerman

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Screen Tests

1965

Andy Warhol

Shoah

1985

Claude Lanzmann

Two or Three Things I Know About Her…

1967

Jean-Luc Godard

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

Ridiculous exercise! Shouldn’t it be 25 greatest by now? How can I leave out Late Spring, Topsy-Turvy, A Woman Under the Influence, Inland Empire, Germany Year Zero, L’Age d’or, L’Atalante, Barry Lyndon, Killer of Sheep, Orpheus, Xala, Imitation of Life, The Uncertainty Principle, Fear Eats the Soul, Angry Harvest and on and on. Or perhaps I should have named only Histoire(s) du cinéma – no more idiosyncratic than this list, and far more generous.

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