Jorge J. Negrete Camacho

Film Critic

Voted for

An Affair to Remember1957Leo McCarey
Cascabel1977Raúl Araiza
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Where Is the Friend's House?1987Abbas Kiarostami
KOSHIKEI1968Nagisa Oshima
Le SOULIER DE SATIN1985Manoel de Oliveira
V Lyudyakh1938Mark Donskoi
Mysterious Object at Noon2000Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Out 11990Jacques Rivette
'Rameau's Nephew' by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen1974Michael Snow


Every time I saw Sight & Sound list of “The best films of all time”, I couldn’t help but shrug at the idea of establishing an unquestionable cannon based only on a handful of films, which were pretty much the same titles and filmmakers each time around. Now that I’ve been invited to participate, I understand that this could be quite an excruciating, yet amusing task. Lists tend to be the snapshot of a specific moment and I truly believe that as in the last ten or fifteen years, we have been able to see and discover many films from around the world and from all time, there is a pushing responsibility to “spread the wealth” or showing that there are many other paths of exploration. Film history seems to be some sort of infinite maze, akin to what is seen in Out 1 by Rivette, where every turn offers enticing possibilities and discoveries as long as one is able to walk further than the most recognizable landscapes, with or without a map.