The 77th Best Actress of All-Time: Ruth Gordon

best film: Rosemary’s Baby edges out Harold and Maude here. Both films are excellent but you don’t have to overthink this one, it’s Rosemary’s Baby.  best performance:  Harold and Maude. I have a feeling the actual

The 78th Best Actress of All-Time: Kirsten Dunst

best film: Melancholia. This isn’t a slam dunk with how good Sofia’s Marine Antoinette is either. But film, in the new decade, proves Von Trier’s greatness and Dunst is just the latest of his tortured muses

The 79th Best Actress of All-Time: Hanna Schygulla

best film:  The Marriage of Maria Braun. I’m in the minority for having this above Berlin but I find his BRD trilogy to be his clear artistic peak. best performance:  The Marriage of Maria Braun-

The 80th Best Actress of All-Time: Bibi Andersson

best film:  Persona has passed The Seventh Seal as my #1 Bergman film over the years and, therefore, is #1 on this list. It’s an immaculate film so there’s no shame for a top 100

The 81st Best Actress of All-Time: Janet Leigh

best film:  Can’t go wrong with either Touch of Evil or Psycho. Oddly enough both are often considered the second best film from the two great auteurs: Welles and Hitchcock. Anyways, nearly sixty years later

It Comes at Night – 2017 Shults

Not a large one but another small feather in the cap for Joel Edgerton and Riley Keough who continue to do steady work lately Shults has a knack for high stress/tension and paranoia through film

Moonrise Kingdom – 2012 Wes Anderson

I think the first hour may be the pinnacle of Wes’ style The entire thing is a singular confident vision that’s perfectly executed Heavy brown and wood color—the fake “New Penzanc” island is a perfect

The 82nd Best Actress of All-Time: Jessica Chastain

best film:  The Tree of Life. It’s easily the best movie she’s in but I put a lot of stock in her performance here as well. Putting yourself in the hands of a great auteur

The 83rd Best Actress of All-Time: Patricia Arquette

best film:  Lost Highway. I’m not ready to put Boyhood ahead of Lost Highway so for now, this sits at #1 for Arquette. The role and performance isn’t quite on the level of Naomi Watts

The 84th Best Actress of All-Time: Harriet Andersson

best film:  Cries and Whispers is, ever so slightly, superior to Fanny and Alexander and certainly Andersson plays a larger part in this film. She’s more of a solo artist in through a glass darkly

The 85th Best Actress of All-Time: Anouk Aimée

best film:  8 ½ or La Dolce Vita would be fine choices on any actor or actresses’ list of best films—and she’s in both. They’re small roles but she’s damn good in both of them.

The 86th Best Actress of All-Time: Kim Novak

best film:  Vertigo. It’s one of the all-time great films (top 10 I think for sure still) and the Sight and Sound overall #1 I believe. best performance:  Vertigo. It’s well known that Novak was

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