Tina Hassannia

Film critic

Voted for

Where Is the Friend's House?1987Abbas Kiarostami
To Be or Not to Be1942Ernst Lubitsch
The Palm Beach Story1942Preston Sturges
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans1927F.W. Murnau
Sans Soleil1982Chris Marker
Wanda1970Barbara Loden
Clueless1995Amy Heckerling
The Heartbreak Kid1972Elaine May
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
Modern Romance1981Albert Brooks


A little levity goes a long way. Or in the case of my list, a LOT of levity. I curated a comedy-heavy list partially because I don’t believe film critics have fully acknowledged the virtues and challenges of this undervalued genre.

Honourable mentions: Close-Up, Wavelength, In A Lonely Place, The Fly (1986), Beau Travail, The House is Black, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels, Killer of Sheep, and Before Sunrise.