The 10th Best Actress of All-Time: Barbara Stanwyck

best film: Double Indemnity is a landmark film for American cinema (directed by Wilder born in Austria/Hungry) and film noir. It’s the pretty easy choice here for Stanwyck’s best film. The only real contender is

Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice – 1952 Ozu

It’s minor Ozu, but only in the context of the great run he was on at the time- I had a hard time finding the most beautiful screenshots here (this isn’t as well-known as his

Hang’ Em High – 1968 Post

It is an admirable and enjoyable rip-off of Leone’s Dollar trilogy. We have Clint in the lead of course (this was his first American film after the trilogy and they even asked Leone to direct

The 11th Best Actress of All-Time: Faye Dunaway

best film: Chinatown is the best of the lot though I also consider Network and Bonnie and Clyde to be masterpieces. Dunaway’s achievement in Chinatown may not be on par with Polanski, Towne (damn that

The 12th Best Actress of All-Time: Diane Keaton

best film: The Godfather is an easy choice for almost every actress in film history but it’s a surprisingly tough one for Keaton with not only the sequel, The Godfather Part II, but Annie Hall

Lean on Pete – 2017 Haigh

I’m not as big an admirer of Andrew Haigh (45 Years, Weekend) as most critics- find him, at least once time a piece through his films, to be largely artistically unambitious visually Buscemi is solid

The Pillow Book – 1996 Greenaway

Greenaway has largely abandoned his past aesthetic choices of mise-en-scene, long takes and the old “moving art” he used in The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover and Prospero’s books- Here’s he’s in

The 13th Best Actress of All-Time: Juliette Binoche

best film: Blue and Cache stand alone in the upper echelon for Binoche (I don’t really count the half-second she’s in Red). She has a slew of films in a tier or two below: Lovers

The 14th Best Actress of All-Time: Julie Christie

best film: Technically it’s Nashville but that literally is a cameo (though I think Altman’s cameos here are a bit more fun than others) so I’m not counting it. The other three masterpieces Christie is

The 15th Best Actress of All-Time: Julianne Moore

best film: Magnolia. The last time I updated my top 100 of all-time I had Magnolia at #40 so this is a great film to have as your best film even if Moore is just

The 16th Best Actress of All-Time: Audrey Hepburn

best film: My Fair Lady and I don’t think it’s terribly close with her second best film (which could be Sabrina or Charade). I think she’s stronger in some of her films than the overall

The 17th Best Actress of All-Time: Judy Garland

best film: The Wizard of Oz is a masterpiece an one of the all-time greats for both fantasy films and musicals. The story and performances (nobody in the rest of the strong supporting cast is

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