best film: The Grand Budapest Hotel. Tilda has been in so many great films but I think, this instant, I’m going to go with GBH as the single best she’s been in. She’s not in much of it but the other prime candidates (broken flowers, moonrise kingdom) she isn’t either. She’s been in so many good movies in recent years—it’s really the depth here of high quality films with auteurs than the single best that helps her

best performance:  Orlando blew my hair back in 2017 when I finally caught up with it. It’s extremely inspired storytelling and direction and Tilda is otherworldly in the lead. It’s a big part of why she’s on this list despite her smaller roles in recent years with better auteurs. It’s a role that only Tilda could have played.

stylistic innovations/traits: She’s an indie/arthouse goddess at this point and a brand. That brand stands for creativity and risk-taking in her roles and who she chooses to collaborate with. She has a great range as an actress and certainly a distinct— non-Hollywood-traditional-glamour look. She’s a breath of fresh air and a singular talent.

directors worked with: Jarmusch (2), Wes Anderson (2), Guadagnino (2), Coen (2)… yamma hamma. This is the most so far and very telling on why Tilda is so highly rated.

Top 5 Performances:

  1. Orlando
  2. Michael Clayton
  3. We Need to Talk About Kevin
  4. A Bigger Splash
  5. I Am Love

Archiveable films

1992- Orlando
1999- The War Zone
2001- Vanilla Sky
2002- Adaptation
2005- Broken Flowers
2007- Michael Clayton
2008- Burn After Reading
2008- Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009- I Am Love
2011- We Need to Talk About Kevin
2012- Moonrise Kingdom
2013- Only Lovers Left Alive
2013- Snowpiercer
2014- The Grand  Budapest Hotel
2015- A Bigger Splash
2016- Hail, Caesar!