The 87th Best Actress of All-Time: Greta Garbo

best film:  Ninotchka. I think Grand Hotel is the real only competition here and they are a grade or two apart. Cukor is a great director and she worked with him but Ninotchka is one

Goldfinger – 1964 Hamilton

I owe Skyfall another viewing but for now I’m comfortable calling this the best Bond. It’s pure perfection of the formula, Connery is in top form, and that Shirley Bassey dramatic title song combined with

The 88th Best Actress of All-Time: Irène Jacob

best film:  Red. I owe Kieslowski another study so this could change. I have it as a masterpiece and Veronique not quite on that level. best performance:  The Double Life of Veronique. Winner of the

The 89th Best Actress of All-Time: Lorraine Bracco

best film:  Goodfellas is a top 20 movie of all-time and Bracco is superb in it. Other great female performances in top 20 all-time movies include Falconetti (Joan of Arc), Jeanne Moreau (Jules and Jim),

The Incredible Shrinking Man – 1957 Jack Arnold

Another strong effort from Arnold after 1954’s the creature from the black lagoon Like many others in the 50’s it’s a cold-war or radiation/bomb sci-fi—it’s sort of the reverse Godzilla and instead of creating something

Blood Simple – 1984 Coen

Blood Simple is one of the all-time great debut films—lots of them out there from Citizen Kane to The 400 Blows Like nearly all of their work to follow, Blood Simple is a meditation on

The 90th Best Actress of All-Time: Anna Paquin

best film:  The Piano. It’s worth debating if The Piano is better than The 25th Hour but not here- Paquin is a larger part of (oscar winner) the Piano.  The Piano is a masterpiece and

The 91st Best Actress of All-Time: Björk

best film:  Dancer in the Dark. Von Trier’s masterpiece gives us one of the best films of the decade and one of the best performances of the decade as well. best performance:  Dancer in the

Fantastic Mr. Fox – 2009 Wes Anderson

Upon reflection, nearly a decade after, it’s such a natural fit for Anderson, the diorama and doll-house master (and I say that with the utmost admiration for his auteur status and craft) Almost all of

The 92nd Best Actress of All-Time: Rosalind Russell

best film:  His Girl Friday is far and away her best film and role. It’s the only film to land in their year’s top 10. She’s spectacular in it and it’s a genre (comedy, specifically

The 93rd Best Actress of All-Time: Catherine Keener

best film:  Being John Malkovich. Out of Sight might be better but she’s unquestionably more impactful to the greatness of BJM so I’m picking that here. It’s a great role reversal where Diaz plays the

The 94th Best Actress of All-Time: Penelope Cruz

best film:  all about my mother best performance:  broken embraces. All About My Mother is Cruz’s best film but she’s not as central to the film as she is to both Volver and Broken embraces.

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