Rox Samer

Assistant Professor of Screen Studies

Voted for

City Lights1931Charles Chaplin
Bringing Up Baby1938Howard Hawks
Meshes of the Afternoon1943Maya Deren, Alexander Hackenschmied
Psycho1960Alfred Hitchcock
Killer of Sheep1977Charles Burnett
Sink or Swim1990Su Friedrich
The Matrix1999The Wachowskis
The Watermelon Woman1997Cheryl Dunye
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Call Me by Your Name2017Luca Guadagnino


City Lights

1931 USA

Slapstick to perfection and on a magnificent scale. Humor and heart.

Bringing Up Baby

1938 USA

These performances and direction in comedy can't be beat.

Meshes of the Afternoon

1943 USA

We owe so much formal and thematic innovation, the language of cinema, to Maya Deren and Meshes.


1960 USA

It's Psycho!

Killer of Sheep

1977 USA

Joy and pain and life in America has never been rendered to so exquisitely beautifully.

Sink or Swim

1990 USA

Do we know a director who directs through editing as marvelously as Su Friedrich?

The Matrix

1999 USA, Australia

There is pre-Matrix cinema and post-Matrix cinema.

The Watermelon Woman

1997 USA

Black Queer cinematic excellence

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975 Belgium, France

Feminist cinema of its time and for the ages.

Call Me by Your Name

2017 Italy, France, USA, Brazil

This film renewed my hope for the future of cinema.