J Hoberman


Voted for

Au hasard Balthazar1966Robert Bresson
The Blood of Jesus1941Spencer Williams
Flaming Creatures1963Jack Smith
In the Street1944-46Helen Levitt (w James Agee and Janet Loeb)
Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
News from Home1976Chantal Akerman
Pather Panchali1955Satyajit Ray
Rose Hobart1936Joseph Cornell
La Règle du jeu1939Jean Renoir
Shoah1985Claude Lanzmann


Flaming Creatures

1963 USA

Although uncredited, Tony Conrad's sound-mix is a crucial component

Rose Hobart

1936 USA

Must be projected as Cornell intended with alternating tracks (B2 and A4) from the Nestor Amaral LP Holiday in Brazil.

Further remarks

Alphabetical (obviously), these are canonical films (for me, obviously), of which I never tire. The list could be expanded a bit. Half or more are one-offs. Were I listing directors (with regard to their oeuvres) the result would be quite different.