Chair, London Film Critics' Circle
|The Stunt Man
|Francis Ford Coppola
|It's a Wonderful Life
Fellini was at the peak of his powers with this glorious mix of earthy grit and aching emotion.
Welles' bravura approach is still electrifying for anyone who loves movies.
The Stunt Man
The best movie about making movies, a skilful mix of illusion, chaos and passion.
Hitchcock's masterful manipulation of perspective is deeply engaging in ways we really don't want it to be.
Perhaps the biggest, boldest movie ever made is also one of the most darkly intimate.
A bracing mix of politics, mystery and melodrama with actors and filmmakers at the top of their game.
Ambitious, messy and way over the top, but a fierce original with the narrative power to move us deeply.
It's a Wonderful Life
Nothing about this movie should work as well as it does, but this mix of comedy, fantasy, drama and romance seems to dig deeper and become more essential with each viewing.
A glorious journey into humanity's darker urges that worms its way under the skin.
Breathtaking storytelling that feels like a balm for the soul.