Film critc, journalist, author
|A Clockwork Orange
|The 400 Blows
|The Seventh Seal
A vivid love-hate letter to the history of American film.
Its magnificence will never be matched.
A Clockwork Orange
A theatrical, beautiful and frightening masterpiece.
The intelligent epic western, unforgettable lines and images.
Exciting, moving, its handling of characters and story makes it maybe the best film school that films have to offer.
The excitement and joy in filmmaking it conveys makes it still earn its place at the top of the best films list.
The greatest beauty of all of the great Billy Wilder's films.
The 400 Blows
A milestone in cinema, still heartbreaking.
The inventiveness in its use of sound and images, and its gallery of actors, always surprises and seems to be even better than you remembered each time you revisit it.
The Seventh Seal
More romantic and lighter and freer in spirit than many other Bergman movies, and that is probably why it is slightly underrated today.
One has to be pragmatic in relation to lists, and so I have not considered wonderful films that never would gather enough votes to be included. But I am happy with my choices, films I think are musts for anyone interested in the art. Lists such as these are great guides when you are trying to find your way through film history.