David Sterritt

Editor in Chief

Voted for

Wavelength1967Michael Snow
Solaris1972Andrei Tarkovsky
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
Throne of Blood1957Akira Kurosawa
Au hasard Balthazar1966Robert Bresson
Do the Right Thing1989Spike Lee
Cléo from 5 to 71962Agnès Varda
Taxi Driver1976Martin Scorsese
The Crowd1928King Vidor
A Woman under the Influence1974John Cassavetes



1967 Canada

The most brilliant work of the American avant-garde.


1972 USSR

The greatest and most personal of science-fiction films.


1958 USA

An undying classic.

Throne of Blood

1957 Japan

A profoundly great merging of Eastern and Western cultures.

Au hasard Balthazar

1966 France, Sweden

Close to perfect.

Do the Right Thing

1989 USA

A timely and timeless classic.

Cléo from 5 to 7

1962 France, Italy

Brilliant on every level.

Taxi Driver

1976 USA

A nasty masterpiece that never loses its immense power.

The Crowd

1928 USA

One of the greatest works of silent cinema.

A Woman under the Influence

1974 USA

Superb against-the-grain cinema by a superb against-the-grain cineaste.