Ronald Rovers

editor-in-chief Filmkrant magazine, critic Trouw daily newspaper

Voted for

Under the Skin2013Jonathan Glazer
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
A Man Vanishes1967Shohei Imamura
Videodrome1983David Cronenberg
Get Out2017Jordan Peele
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
L'avventura1960Michelangelo Antonioni
Wings of Desire1987Wim Wenders
Sátántangó1994Béla Tarr
La Pointe Courte1954Agnès Varda


Under the Skin

2013 United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland

Utterly mesmerizing reflection of the essence of cinema: transformation, estrangement, being and becoming. Glazer's direction, Mica Levi's soundtrack, Chris Oddy's production design in perfect sync.

In the Mood for Love

2000 Hong Kong, France

If you ever feel what these characters feel, you can die happily

A Man Vanishes

1967 Japan

The closer you look at one man's life, the more it unravels. This idea, that the closer you look at something, the more mystery it reveals, is pure cinema.


1983 Canada

Prophetically redefining our relationship with the screen.

Get Out

2017 USA, Japan

Disregarding the brilliant pacing and storytelling and the analysis of how the past plays into the present, this is essentially a warning: as long as the construct of race exists, we will see its destructive influence.

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

Monumental scope and vision.

La Pointe Courte

1954 France

We have to acknowledge the fact that Varda pioneered the French New Wave with La Pointe Courte, a stunning first film, made in 1954.