best film: Wendy and Lucy. This is no landslide as it’s very tight with Brokeback Mountain (an excellent film), Blue Valentine, and even Shutter Island. Clearly no masterpiece and that hurts her on this list.
best film: Mad Max: Fury Road. As good as she is in Monster (won the Academy Award) she’s not on this list without Mad Max: Fury Road. She’s Sigourney Weaver in Aliens but in a
best film: It Happened One Night. I really think a lot of The Palm Beach Story but this one is still pretty easy. It Happened One Night launched the screwball comedy subgenre (along with Hawks’
best film: 8 ½ is the best film with Cardinale in it but her small archiveable filmography is loaded with great films including Once Upon a Time in the West which she is featured more
best film: Heat. Heat is a top 100 film of all-time and I’m just not there on Black Swan though I think that film is also a masterpiece and of course Portman is a much
best film: The Piano Teacher. I seem to be in the minorities of those who think this is superior to Amour. There’s also a legion of supporters for Cimino’s Heaven’s Gate. I’m far from done