Bilge Ebiri

Film critic, New York magazine/Vulture

Voted for

Barry Lyndon1975Stanley Kubrick
The Conformist1970Bernardo Bertolucci
The Leopard1963Luchino Visconti
The Tree of Life2010Terrence Malick
Heat1995Michael Mann
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans1927F.W. Murnau
Hightide1987Gillian Armstrong
25th Hour2002Spike Lee
Beau travail1998Claire Denis
YOL1982Serif Gören


I've stuck to my dreaded one-film-per-director rule, otherwise I might have had to find room for 2001: A Space Odyssey or 1900 or Days of Heaven somewhere on there as well. Regardless, it occurs to me that a separate, and no less fascinating, poll could be conducted from everyone's choices for spots 11-20.