Richard Kuipers

Film Critic - Variety

Voted for

Performance1970Donald Cammell, Nicolas Roeg
India Song1975Marguerite Duras
Dawn of the Dead1978George A. Romero
Imitation of Life1959Douglas Sirk
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me1992David Lynch
If....1968Lindsay Anderson
Wake in Fright1971Ted Kotcheff
Apocalypse Now1979Francis Ford Coppola
Detour1945Edgar G. Ulmer
Duck Soup1933Leo McCarey



1970 USA, United Kingdom

'You'll look funny when you're fifty'. Roeg and Cammells pic only looks better, richer, denser and more dazzling and intriguing with every passing year and every repeat viewing. It may not be possible for cinema to surpass what passes before the lens here.

India Song

1975 France

Cinema as hypnotism

Dawn of the Dead

1978 USA

When there's no more room in heaven or hell this masterpice will survive.

Imitation of Life

1959 USA

Sumptuous, glorious, unparralleled melodrama.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

1992 USA

One of the most underrated films of all time, now finally starting to get the recognition it deserves.


1968 USA, United Kingdom

'Run, run in the corridors'

Wake in Fright

1971 USA, Australia, United Kingdom

A Canadian director makes the best Australian film of all time. A magnificently monstrous social horror film.

Apocalypse Now

1979 USA

No matter how many times this is re-cut, re-versioned or re-duxed every single incarnation of Coppla's film is a masterpiece


1945 USA

Greatest poverty row pic of them all.

Duck Soup

1933 USA

Still the funniest film I've ever seen.