|Le notti di Cabiria
|Wong Kar Wai
|Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
|Francis Ford Coppola
Birth, death and all the rich, tender details in between. A living, breathing masterpiece.
There are many Billy Wilder films I could put on this list, but if I had to name a perfect film, it would be The Apartment. It's a script I read and marvel at often, with a tonal balance that inspires much of my own work.
Le notti di Cabiria
A profound film about optimism and resiliency. Giulietta Masina is sublime.
This film offers new insight every time I watch it. Subversive, layered and full of biting humor.
I think about this film all the time, especially as my parents get older.
A masterclass in ‘sight and sound’, and an absolute classic.
I think of these lists as the most impactful kind of film school. They've served as a guide for my own self-education of cinema as I sought films from the established canon as well as those that expand upon it. While it's impossible to list just ten ‘Greatest Films’, I tried to select a cross-section of different voices and perspectives that left an indelible impression in my evolution as a filmmaker.