Lee Haven Jones


Voted for

The Tribe2014Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Moonlight2016Barry Jenkins
Das weisse Band Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte2009Michael Haneke
You Were Never Really Here2017Lynne Ramsay
Titane2020Julia Ducournau
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
1963Federico Fellini
Mulholland Dr.2001David Lynch
Psycho1960Alfred Hitchcock
Taxi Driver1976Martin Scorsese


The Tribe

2014 Ukraine, Netherlands

There is a rawness and brutality to the performances that takes my breath away. Brimming with fierce humanity, agonizing to watch and yet utterly compelling.


2016 USA

A quiet masterpiece that examines masculinity and male friendships in forensic detail. Restrained and gloriously subtle, it works its way into your soul.

Das weisse Band Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

2009 Germany, Austria, France, Italy

In crisp black and white and with glacial pacing, this is a work that is shot through with a sense of creeping dread and resists easy interpretation. A period film with deeply disturbing contemporary resonances.

You Were Never Really Here

2017 France, United Kingdom, USA

Counterpointing explosions of violence with beautiful visual poetry, this hallucination of a film is wonderfully crafted and continues to haunt me.


2020 France, Belgium

An orgy of controversy, this sophisticated cinematic fable employs horror tropes and visual metaphor to brilliant effect to offer a meditation on love, loneliness and loss. It is brutal and bursting with rage; and yet resonates with a sadness and sense of longing that is almost unbearable.