Mark Adams

Film Reviewer / Festival Consultant / Producer

Voted for

Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
7th Heaven1927Frank Borzage
The Piano1992Jane Campion
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
The Awful Truth1937Leo McCarey
A Matter of Life and Death1946Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
The Band Wagon1953Vincente Minnelli
Portrait of a Lady on Fire2019Céline Sciamma


Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

Never fails to astonish in terms of nuanced drama and family love.

Citizen Kane

1941 USA

Game changing in style and delivery. An enthralling story beautifully told.

7th Heaven

1927 USA

Inspirational and quite, quite, beautiful. A love story to be cherished.

The Piano

1992 Australia, France

Heart-rending, powerful and wonderfully performed. A masterpiece from a real film talent.


1958 USA

Gripping, enthralling and mesmeric… a master at the top of his game.

The Awful Truth

1937 USA

A blissfully funny screwball comedy with Mr Smith one of the very best supporting characters.

A Matter of Life and Death

1946 United Kingdom

Sumptuously beautiful and gently profound.

In the Mood for Love

2000 Hong Kong, France

An elegant and beautiful love story with magnificent central performances.

The Band Wagon

1953 USA

A musical delight with great songs, wonderful dancing and Fred Astaire stupendously classy.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

2019 France

Refreshing and strikingly complex love story… one of the great films of the 21st century.