1987

2021-08-09T16:12:43+00:00

best film:  The Belly of An Architect by Peter Greenaway   Greenaway’s go-to DP and most important collaborator is Sacha Vierny — Vierny worked with Resnais on Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad Shot on

19872021-08-09T16:12:43+00:00

1986

2021-08-05T18:04:09+00:00

best film:  Blue Velvet from David Lynch It would take an artist like David Lynch and film like Blue Velvet to knock of Tarkovsky’s swan song and Woody’s best film of the 1980s as the

19862021-08-05T18:04:09+00:00

1985

2021-08-01T22:20:59+00:00

best film:  Brazil from Terry Gilliam Brazil is Terry Gilliam’s magnum opus, one of the truly great films of the 1980s, and at the same time one of the very best films of the sci-fi, comedy

19852021-08-01T22:20:59+00:00

1984

2021-07-25T16:57:37+00:00

best film:  Once Upon a Time in America from Sergio Leone. This is both Leone’s final film (what a magnificent swan song) and first film in thirteen years (1971’s Duck, You Sucker!). It is hauntingly

19842021-07-25T16:57:37+00:00

1983

2021-07-22T10:50:54+00:00

best film:  Nostalgia from Andrei Tarkovsky The narrative isn’t easy—it’s up there with Mirror for being his most opaque Uncontestably stunning camera movements and achievements in décor and mise-en-scene that interrupt quiet and stillness (usually with

19832021-07-22T10:50:54+00:00

1982

2021-07-14T17:57:30+00:00

best film:  Blade Runner from Ridley Scott Blade Runner is one of the greatest ten films of all-time and the second best film of the entire 1980s (Raging Bull).  Ridley Scott’s masterpiece is one of

19822021-07-14T17:57:30+00:00

1981

2021-08-26T01:45:20+00:00

best film:  Blow Out from Brian De Palma edges out Raiders of the Lost Ark here in 1981 as the best film of the year. It is De Palma’s finest work. The stunning firework finale

19812021-08-26T01:45:20+00:00

1980

2021-09-26T13:33:08+00:00

best film:  Raging Bull from Martin Scorsese The performance from Robert De Niro is what is discussed the most often and for good reason. This is truly one of the great performances (if not THE

19802021-09-26T13:33:08+00:00

1979

2021-06-18T12:39:27+00:00

best film:  Apocalypse Now from Francis Ford Coppola Apocalypse Now is second on my list of the greatest films of all-time so even in a year with Woody Allen’s Manhattan and Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, it

19792021-06-18T12:39:27+00:00

1978

2021-06-07T16:46:48+00:00

best film:  Days of Heaven from Terrence Malick Malick’s Days of Heaven is far and away the best film of 1978. It is simply one of the most beautiful movies ever made and basically invented

19782021-06-07T16:46:48+00:00

1977

2021-05-31T16:40:32+00:00

best film:  Annie Hall from Woody Allen. Annie Hall leads the way in 1977 just every so slightly over Dario Argento's Suspiria. Annie Hall is a breakthrough for Woody. He emerges as an exciting formal

19772021-05-31T16:40:32+00:00

1976

2021-05-30T19:46:13+00:00

best film:  Taxi Driver from Martin Scorsese Mean Streets marked the announcement of Scorsese a major new talent. It’s not a perfect film but a film with so much bravado on display in it that

19762021-05-30T19:46:13+00:00
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