Phillip Lopate


Voted for

Ugetsu Monogatari1953Kenji Mizoguchi
Madame de...1953Max Ophuls
Le Mépris1963Jean-Luc Godard
Sans Soleil1982Chris Marker
City Lights1931Charles Chaplin
Scener ur ett äktenskap1974Ingmar Bergman
Late Spring1949Yasujirō Ozu
The Shop around the Corner1940Ernst Lubitsch
L'avventura1960Michelangelo Antonioni
Night and Fog1955Alain Resnais


I have written extensively about all these films and have no wish to summarize my critiques in 200 words, but thank you for inviting me to participate. I could have easily extended the list to 30 or 40. I regret not being able to include some of my other favorites: Frederick Wiseman's Welfare, Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest, Dreyer's Day of Wrath, almost anything by Renoir, Pialat, Melville, Ford, etc. But you gave me 10 options.