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absolute favorites:

8½ (1963)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
-- had never seen Fellini before, yet his work remains imaginatively brilliant some 60 years later

The 400 Blows (1959) -- masterpiece, perfect

Breathless (1960) -- went on a heavy New Wave Godard kick, Vivre Sa Vie is his best film but this one is still a standard

Ordet (1955) -- stunning by the end, becomes much more than it seems

Stalker (1979)
Andrei Rublev (1966)
Mirror (1975)
-- I believe I had only seen Solaris at the time of the last S&S list, but Stalker punched me in the face. that's a maybe top ten, for sure top 25 all-timer for me. Rublev is the only 4 hour movie I'd watch again. Mirror is a visual, dream-like masterpiece. definitely one of my favorite directors now.

L'Avventura (1960)
L'eclisse (1962)
-- another director I had never seen before, I ate these up along with the rest of Antonioni's filmography. L'Eclisse is by far my favorite, and one of my favs of all-time.

The Battle of Algiers (1966) -- holy shit, was this a documentary or film? amazing

Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972) -- same as Algiers, so goddamn naturalistic and enthralling; had never seen any Herzog before this

The Third Man (1949) -- clearly a movie of its era but so damn good that it transcends it and is just as enjoyable today. best ending ever


worth watching:

Wild Strawberries (1957)
Persona (1966)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
-- Bergman can be a little much, although there's no doubt his films are special

La Grande Illusion (1937)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
-- liked them; I really can't imagine so many people think these two are among the top 5 or 10 movies made in cinematic history

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) -- intense! more Dreyer good stuff

Late Spring (1949)
Tokyo Story (1953)
-- Ozu is very meditative, I like him but I don't feel compelled to revisit his works. Hiroshi Teshigahara >>>>

Playtime (1967)
Close-Up (1990)
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
The General (1926)
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
City Lights (1931)
Modern Times (1936)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Sans Soleil (1982)
Sansho Dayu (1954)


not a fan:

Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Pickpocket (1959)
A Man Escaped (1956)
-- Bresson is just not my thing; his films are dour to me

Blue Velvet (1986) -- not huge on Lynch

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
Journey to Italy (1954)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)
Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Imitation of Life (1959)



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Greatest Films of All-Time (2022 Sight & Sound/BFI Poll) [View all] , Sponge, Tue Jul-19-22 04:39 PM
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Poll position: Kaned!
Jul 19th 2022
Poll position: why so serious?
Jul 19th 2022
How we made the Greatest Films of All Time poll
Jul 19th 2022
This does inspire me to watch more of the classics, lol.
Jul 19th 2022
RE: This does inspire me to watch more of the classics, lol.
Aug 03rd 2022
looking forward to it. last poll made me watch a ton of movies.
Jul 20th 2022
RE: looking forward to it. last poll made me watch a ton of movies.
Aug 03rd 2022
           RE: re:
Aug 10th 2022
the strategic herding is always interesting
Nov 14th 2022
Agreed. Good to see you pop in. Been a while.
Nov 28th 2022
      in a storm, always to seek safe harbor
Nov 30th 2022
Question: How many of these are NOT white films?
Nov 23rd 2022
Thursday release, we'll see
Nov 28th 2022
Jeanne Dielman the new #1.
Dec 01st 2022
Should I be embarrassed I've never heard of it?
Dec 01st 2022
Its on HBOMax. I added it to my queue the other day
Dec 03rd 2022
Can we stop with the Seven Samurai shit already
Dec 20th 2022
Feb 01st 2023
that's crazy.
Dec 31st 2022
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Can someone pls explain
Dec 31st 2022
The Directors' Poll #1 is 2001: A Space Odyssey
Dec 01st 2022
Top 250 is now posted on the site
Feb 01st 2023
I remain confused why No Country For Old Men cannot crack these lists
Feb 03rd 2023
Twin Peaks: The Return
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2,000+ voter ballots are available to view online
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Edgar Wright:
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shout out to Adam McKay including Office Space
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