Tom Charity

Film critic, CNN.com and Lovefilm.com; programmer, Vancity Theatre, Vancouver

Canada

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

2001

Steven Spielberg

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Crime of Monsieur Lange, The

1935

Jean Renoir

Golden Thread, The

1965

Ritwik Ghatak

In the City of Sylvia

2007

José Luis Guerín

Maman et la putain, La

1973

Jean Eustache

Man with a Movie Camera

1929

Dziga Vertov

Opera Jawa

2006

Garin Nugroho

Profound Desires of the Gods

1968

Imamura Shohei

Woman Under the Influence, A

1974

John Cassavetes

Comments

Somehow my favourite film did not make this list. But as Peckinpah might have said, what good is a canon that doesn’t explode?

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