|2001: A Space Odyssey
|Raiders of the Lost Ark
|No Country for Old Men
|Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
|Secret in Their Eyes
|Juan José Campanella
|12 Years a Slave
A classic. Finally saw this on a big screen during the pandemic, and it made me appreciate it ever more.
2001: A Space Odyssey
I've seen this film on the big screen so many times, and it always amazes me. Can't believe the varied reactions back in 1968 when it premiered. It says so much about our species.
Formative movie for me. Saw it when I was seven. Nothing ever quite hit me the same way.
Another film that tells us about what it means to be human. I feel like this one and its sequel will be studied and enjoyed for many years, possibly centuries.
No Country for Old Men
Incredible storytelling, top to bottom, start to finish. It's what movies were made to do.
Secret in Their Eyes
Again, marvelous storytelling, love and justice and vengeance and passion and regret and so much more.
12 Years a Slave
My first choice that has been made since the last poll came out. McQueen is a vital force in storytelling, and this is one of his most powerful movies. Small Axe is up there as well, although difficult to define since it's part movie, part miniseries. But very happy to pick this one.
The newest film on my list - I don't trust myself to choose anything more recent. But this is a keeper. I've known people who watched it two or even three times before fully coming to see its greatness. Not that you need to. But it rewards multiple viewings, to be sure. (Also, I wish I could add at least five more titles!)
Thanks for allowing me to participate. Looking forward to the results.