Jordan Cronk


Voted for

AMOR DE PERDIÇÃO1978Manoel de Oliveira
L'Argent1983Robert Bresson
An Autumn Afternoon1962Yasujirō Ozu
Gertrud1964Carl Th. Dreyer
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
The Magnificent Ambersons1942Orson Welles
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962John Ford
Sansho the Bailiff1954Kenji Mizoguchi
Twin Peaks1990-2017David Lynch
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle1967Jean-Luc Godard


In 2012, a year before I started contributing to Sight & Sound, I drew up a mock 'Greatest Films of All Time' ballot that included a handful of the above titles, as well as Stalker, L'eclisse, Sátántangó, Through the Olive Trees, and Celine and Julie Go Boating – a selection far more modernist in temperament than the ten films I've arrived at in 2022. This obviously says more about my changing tastes than it does reflect any sort of greater trend in criticism; indeed, I imagine the likes of Rivette, Antonioni, Tarkovsky, and Kiarostami (to say nothing of Chantal Akerman, whose Jeanne Dielman I couldn't bring myself to forsake) will fare far better overall in this year's poll than, say, Welles, Ozu, or Ford.