Beatrice Loayza

Editor, the Criterion Collection; critic, the New York Times, etc.

Voted for

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Night and Fog1955Alain Resnais
India Song1975Marguerite Duras
Meet Me in St. Louis1944Vincente Minnelli
Marnie1964Alfred Hitchcock
Wanda1970Barbara Loden
Wait till the Sun Shines, Nellie1952Henry King
A Brighter Summer Day1991Edward Yang
Crash1996David Cronenberg
Smooth Talk1985Joyce Chopra


Shout out to Fassbinder's Eight Hours Don't Make a Day, Lynch's Twin Peaks: The Return, and Carax's The Lovers on the Bridge – or Pola X? I couldn't single out a favorite film by Wang Bing, King Vidor, Catherine Breillat, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Jean Renoir, Jean Eustache… And then – memory betrays me. Next week, it would be different. But whenever I think about the 10 films I listed, something tightens up inside me, which feels like enough.