Alain Masson

Film critic

Voted for

Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
The Crucified Lovers1954Kenji Mizoguchi
TIH MINH1918Louis Feuillade
True Heart Susie1919D.W. Griffith
Colorado Territory1949Raoul Walsh
Madame de...1953Max Ophuls
Hiroshima mon amour1959Alain Resnais
Some Came Running1958Vincente Minnelli
Chun jiang shui nuan2019Gu Xiaogang
Phantom Thread2017Paul Thomas Anderson


Singin' in the Rain

1951 USA

The film of films.

The Crucified Lovers

1954 Japan

No movie ever got closer to traagedy.


1918 France

A new sense of cinematic space, forever original.

True Heart Susie

1919 USA

Isn't pastoral the deepest nature of cinema ?

Colorado Territory

1949 USA

Western, love, death, Virginia Mayo, Dorothy Malone, who could ask for anything more ?

Madame de...

1953 France, Italy

The most subtle, elegant and cruel romantic film and D. Darrieux, Charles Boyer on top form.

Hiroshima mon amour

1959 France, Japan

The craft of editing present with past, an affair and an historical horror and the begining of a master's work.

Some Came Running

1958 USA

An unforgettable picture of people in need of more meaningful lives.

Chun jiang shui nuan

2019 People's Republic of China

So sensitive, so clever, so moving.

Phantom Thread

2017 USA

A fine mise en scène of love as an adventure.

Further remarks

Of course my list would have been different yesterday or tomorrow. But I would have tried in the same way

to avoid common recognition and to stick to my own taste, without any consideration for historical or geographical fairness.

My choice is based only on aesthetic appraisal.