Vadim Rizov

Critic, Village Voice, Slant Magazine

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Anthem

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1977

Steven Spielberg

Dazed and Confused

1993

Richard Linklater

In the City of Sylvia

2007

José Luis Guerín

Matter of Life and Death, A

1946

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

One and a Two, A

1999

Edward Yang

Posto, Il

1961

Ermanno Olmi

Sátántangó

1994

Béla Tarr

Wedding Suit, The

1976

Abbas Kiarostami

Zodiac

2007

David Fincher

Comments

It’s hard for me to think in terms of naming Ten Films That Summarise It All. This list is semi-arbitrary to some extent — all great films that I believe people should watch, but also, to some extent, designed to cover a cross-section of the kinds of films I’m most drawn to. I’m glaringly aware it contains no non-fiction or avant-garde films, contains no films made before 1946, and is entirely composed of male directors. That’s how it goes today.

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