Rahul Hamid

Editor, Cineaste magazine

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Autumn Afternoon, An

1962

Ozu Yasujirô

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Close-Up

1989

Abbas Kiarostami

Crowd, The

1928

King Vidor

Man Escaped, A

1956

Robert Bresson

Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The

1962

John Ford

Mean Streets

1973

Martin Scorsese

Rise to Power of Louis XIV, The

1966

Roberto Rossellini

Shoah

1985

Claude Lanzmann

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Comments

Picking my top ten favourite films seems an impossible task. They have changed over the course of my life, through rewatchings, new life experiences and being introduced new films. My approach here was to pick films from a set of my own categories that provided revelatory or epiphanic experience for me. These films all taught me something new about what the cinema can be.

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