Leo Goldsmith

Critic, teacher

Voted for

Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
NANIWA EREJI1936Kenji Mizoguchi
Meshes of the Afternoon1943Maya Deren, Alexander Hackenschmied
The House Is Black1962Forough Farokhzad
The Hour of the Furnaces1968Fernando Solanas
A Woman under the Influence1974John Cassavetes
Killer of Sheep1977Charles Burnett
Blue1993Derek Jarman
La COMMUNE2000Peter Watkins
The Intruder2004Claire Denis


A chronological list of films that themselves contain dozens, if not hundreds, of other films, and without which entire oeuvres, entire movements (cinematic and otherwise), would not exist. These are also films that changed my life, and continue to do so.