Pia Reiser

Film critic

Voted for

Get Out2017Jordan Peele
Jaws1975Steven Spielberg
M1931Fritz Lang
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
I'm Not There.2007Todd Haynes
Portrait of a Lady on Fire2019Céline Sciamma
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
RUSSKI KOVCHEG2002Aleksandr Sokurov
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
The Wizard of Oz1939Victor Fleming


Get Out

2017 USA, Japan

Creating suspense - and even mixing it with satire - while dealing with (not explaining) social and cultural issues. Metaphors and jump scares perfectly choreographed. And: Daniel! Kaluuya!


1975 USA

Apart from all the great storytelling, the trio of male archetypes and the symbolsim that keeps on giving (hello vagina dentata) after 13 years of watching "Jaws" at least once a year I still don't know how Spielberg managed to create a film that feels fresh and new and surprising and thrilling everytime you watch it. Also: The dolly zoom.

I'm Not There.

2007 Germany, USA

Haynes burnt the rules of the biopic and with the ashes he created a complex and playful take on pop, image, and myths.