J. M. Tyree

Distinguished Visiting Professor, VCUarts

Voted for

To Be or Not to Be1942Ernst Lubitsch
The Third Man1949Carol Reed
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
North by Northwest1959Alfred Hitchcock
Cléo from 5 to 71962Agnès Varda
Mirror1975Andrei Tarkovsky
Sans Soleil1982Chris Marker
Dekalog (decalogue)1988/1989Krzysztof Kieślowski
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
Portrait of a Lady on Fire2019Céline Sciamma


'Every story is a travel story' (Michel de Certeau). You must go on a journey that changes you, even if you never leave home - that's the cinema. These films (and many more) take me everywhere, help me to see better, alter my perception of time, and give me back the taste for life. Right now they remind me of the difficult necessity for love and laughter in a broken world. Isn't there an infinite dream-mosaic to which we all contribute our own tile?