Assorted Favorites Lists

Ranked Reds and Oranges

  1. Mulholland Dr. (2001, David Lynch)
  2. Eraserhead (1977, David Lynch)
  3. Close-Up (1990, Abbas Kiarostami)
  4. Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)
  5. Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders)
  6. In the Mood for Love (2000, Wong Kar-wai)
  7. A Brighter Summer Day (1991, Edward Yang)
  8. Blade Runner (1982, Ridley Scott)
  9. Sans soleil (1983, Chris Marker)
  10. Persona (1966, Ingmar Bergman)
  11. Chungking Express (1994, Wong Kar-wai)
  12. Heat (1995, Michael Mann)
  13. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001, Steven Spielberg)
  14. Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
  15. The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
  16. “La jetée” (1962, Chris Marker)
  17. Trust (1990, Hal Hartley)
  18. Out 1 (1971, Jacques Rivette)
  19. Sunrise (1927, F.W. Murnau)
  20. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, David Lynch)
  21. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967, Jacques Demy)
  22. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964, Jacques Demy)
  23. Stop Making Sense (1984, Jonathan Demme)
  24. Blue Velvet (1986, David Lynch)
  25. “Duck Amuck” (1953, Chuck Jones)
  26. Lost in Translation (2003, Sofia Coppola)
  27. Wavelength (1967, Michael Snow)
  28. Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)
  29. Breathless (1960, Jean-Luc Godard)
  30. The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)
  31. Inland Empire (2006, David Lynch)
  32. Miami Vice (2006, Michael Mann)
  33. Carol (2015, Todd Haynes)
  34. Mistress America (2015, Noah Baumbach)
  35. Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
  36. Silence (2016, Martin Scorsese)
  37. The 400 Blows (1959, François Truffaut)
  38. The Devils (1971, Ken Russell)
  39. Jeanne Dielman | 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)
  40. Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)
  41. Meek’s Cutoff (2010, Kelly Reichardt)
  42. “Outer Space” (1999, Peter Tscherkassky)
  43. “The Heart of the World” (2000, Guy Maddin)
  44. Margaret (2011, Kenneth Lonergan)
  45. Manchester By The Sea (2016, Kenneth Lonergan)
  46. Passion (2012, Brian De Palma)
  47. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick)
  48. Carlito’s Way (1993, Brian De Palma)
  49. Sunset Blvd. (1950, Billy Wilder)
  50. Lolita (1962, Stanley Kubrick)
  51. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010, Edgar Wright)
  52. Days of Being Wild (1990, Wong Kar-wai)
  53. Mountains May Depart (2015, Jia Zhangke)
  54. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  55. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000, Ang Lee)
  56. Last Year at Marienbad (1961, Alain Resnais)
  57. Death Proof (2007, Quentin Tarantino)
  58. The Double Life of Veronique (1991, Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  59. Public Enemies (2009, Michael Mann)
  60. M (1931, Fritz Lang)
  61. Cowboy Bebop: “Pierrot le Fou” (1999, Shinichiro Watanabe)
  62. Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanley Kubrick)
  63. Phoenix (2014, Christian Petzold)
  64. Journey to Italy (1954, Roberto Rossellini)
  65. Cameraperson (2016, Kirsten Johnson)

Sight & Sound Ballot

Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
Out 1 (Jacques Rivette)
Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
Inland Empire (David Lynch)
Jeanne Dielman | 23, Quai du Commerce | 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
Sunrise (F.W. Murnau)
Wavelength (Michael Snow)
“Outer Space” (Peter Tscherkassky)
Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard)

Top Ten Favorite Directors

  1. David Lynch
  2. Abbas Kiarostami
  3. Edward Yang
  4. Wong Kar-wai
  5. Michael Mann
  6. Chris Marker
  7. Kenneth Lonergan
  8. Hong Sang-soo
  9. Akira Kurosawa
  10. Kelly Reichardt

Top Ten Films

  1. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch)
  2. Eraserhead (David Lynch)
  3. Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
  5. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
  6. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
  7. Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
  8. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
  9. Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
  10. Sunrise (F.W. Murnau)