Bob Mastrangelo


Voted for

The General1926Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
The Passion of Joan of Arc1927Carl Th. Dreyer
MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM1931Leontine Sagan
His Girl Friday1939Howard Hawks
I Know Where I’m Going!1945Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
My Darling Clementine1946John Ford
Late Spring1949Yasujirō Ozu
O NECEM JINEM1963Věra Chytilová
Killer of Sheep1977Charles Burnett
All about My Mother1999Pedro Almodóvar


Narrowing my list to ten was difficult enough but ranking them was impossible, so I listed the titles chronologically. All of these films shaped my love of the cinema or changed my understanding of its history. On a different day, I could’ve come up with ten different films, but there were still painful omissions, especially Lean’s Great Expectations and Lubitsch’s To Be or Not to Be.