Adam Woodward

Editor-At-Large, Little White Lies

Voted for

Kind Hearts and Coronets1949Robert Hamer
Wings of Desire1987Wim Wenders
The Green Ray1986Eric Rohmer
Killer of Sheep1977Charles Burnett
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp1943Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
The Night of the Hunter1955Charles Laughton
Harlan County, USA1976Barbara Kopple
Ikiru1952Akira Kurosawa
City Lights1931Charles Chaplin
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre1947John Huston


Kind Hearts and Coronets

1949 United Kingdom

The quintessential Ealing comedy and (for my money) pound for pound the funniest film ever made. Alec Guinness is sublime in his various guises, but it’s Dennis Price’s elegant, sly wit as the vengeful would-be heir that gets me every time.

Wings of Desire

1987 Federal Republic of Germany, France

Wim Wenders’ monochrome elegy, poignantly set in the long shadow of the Berlin Wall, is remarkable for the clarity with which it articulates perhaps the most complex and essential of human compulsions: the need to share oneself – to be connected physically, emotionally, spiritually – with another.