Editor-in-Chief, Total Film
|Some Like It Hot
|Back to the Future
|Call Me by Your Name
|Dances with Wolves
|Raiders of the Lost Ark
|Singin' in the Rain
|Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Some Like It Hot
Monroe at her very best and an all-time great payoff line.
Back to the Future
Not a scene wasted, the perfect lead after an initial miscasting, time-travel wish-fulfilment incarnate.
Call Me by Your Name
An 80s Italian summer made tangible through expert direction, cinematography, soundtrack, sound design, script and performance. Evocative, intoxicating, sensual.
The narrative flair, the immersive world-building, that Steadicam shot, the script, the soundtrack… Scorsese at the height of his powers.
The shark broke, the sea was uncooperative – it really shouldn't have worked. But the ingenuity of Spielberg created a sleight-of-hand masterpiece of tension, dread and complex character dynamics.
Majestic, febrile, foreboding – truly haunting, literally and figuratively.
Dances with Wolves
Epic, groundbreaking, visceral – western reinvention and reverence.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Singin' in the Rain
MGM's greatest musical – celebratory/snarky of the film industry, visually stunning, utterly timeless.
Innovative, soulful world-building that continues to influence.