Nick Bradshaw

Film critic and journalist

Voted for

My Neighbour Totoro1988Hayao Miyazaki
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans1927F.W. Murnau
The Gleaners and I2000Agnès Varda
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
Yi Yi1999Edward Yang
The Act of Killing2012Joshua Oppenheimer
Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
Begone Dull Care1949Norman McLaren
EL1953Luis Buñuel
Le Mépris1963Jean-Luc Godard


I picked ten different films in my last ballot in 2012. Given the wispy margins between different possible choices, I decided to set those aside this time and bring out some other favourites. (Plus one more recent film, which seems statistically reasonable.) Sadly comedies seem to have dropped out from my mix, but these ten for me also run the gamut of what cinema can be, from films that stretch the form to those that show us the world or express something of the human condition.