Abbey Bender


Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Die BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT1972Rainer Werner Fassbinder
La Nuit américaine1973François Truffaut
Desperately Seeking Susan1985Susan Seidelman
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie1972Luis Buñuel
Double Indemnity1944Billy Wilder
The Girl Can't Help It1956Frank Tashlin
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle1967Jean-Luc Godard
Written on the Wind1956Douglas Sirk
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock


I find list-making to be a very stressful endeavor. I have no real canon ready to go, just an ever-expanding, free-floating collection of films with aesthetics that speak to me. Of course I love all of these films and acknowledge their importance, but I also feel as though my list could shift every week, or maybe even every day, and perhaps that's part of what's so exciting about being a cinephile in the first place!