Leonard Quart

Contributing editor, Cineaste; professor Emeritus of Cinema, CUNY

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

1963

Federico Fellini

Fanny and Alexander

1984

Ingmar Bergman

Manhattan

1979

Woody Allen

Naked

1993

Mike Leigh

Nashville

1975

Robert Altman

Red Desert

1964

Michelangelo Antonioni

Règle du jeu, La

1939

Jean Renoir

Taxi Driver

1976

Martin Scorsese

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Without Anesthesia

1978

Andrzej Wajda

Comments

I can’t say I have adhered to any rigid criteria. These are just ten films by directors that I love that are either formally original, socially or politically revelatory and penetrating, or as Ingmar Bergman has said, “great films that go directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls”. They may meet all or some of these standards.

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