Matthew Leyland

Reviews Editor, Total Film

Voted for

Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Star Wars1977George Lucas
Days of Heaven1978Terrence Malick
Blade Runner1982Ridley Scott
E.T. The Extra-terrestrial1982Steven Spielberg
Short Cuts1993Robert Altman
Mulholland Dr.2001David Lynch
Spirited Away2001Hayao Miyazaki
There Will Be Blood2007Paul Thomas Anderson
Belle2021Mamoru Hosoda


The main difference between this and my 2012 list is that there's now 20 percent more anime.

Thank you for inviting me to vote - it was a real thrill to be asked again. I had the privilege of writing for the magazine between 2000-2007 and have read every issue since my first in 1994 (I'll never forget the Fred Flintstone cover).