Nicolas Rapold

Critic and editor

Voted for

Faces1968John Cassavetes
Near Death1989Frederick Wiseman
News from Home1976Chantal Akerman
North by Northwest1959Alfred Hitchcock
Pickpocket1959Robert Bresson
The Shining1980Stanley Kubrick
Toni Erdmann2016Maren Ade
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives2010Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Wavelength1967Michael Snow
Within Our Gates1919Oscar Micheaux


All the usual caveats. This becomes necessarily arbitrary and incomplete because for a number of my favorite directors, I would need to choose the whole body of work rather than single out a single film. Consider them beyond great.