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

2021-06-21T17:22:22+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

19802021-06-21T17:22:22+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

1975

2021-05-31T23:21:46+00:00

best film:  Barry Lyndon from Stanley Kubrick There are a few films that may be equal to Barry Lyndon’s visual beauty (from Days of Heaven, In the Mood For Love, others– including works from the great Kubrick himself) –

19752021-05-31T23:21:46+00:00

1974

2021-07-14T17:57:59+00:00

best film:  The Godfather: Part II from Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather: Part II is a miracle of structural editing and narrative storytelling that surpasses the original in terms of size, scope and ambition (if

19742021-07-14T17:57:59+00:00

1973

2021-04-29T17:36:09+00:00

best film:  Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid from Sam Peckinpah barely edges out the five other masterpieces from 1973 for the top slot. This sort of quietly gives Peckinpah the best film of the

19732021-04-29T17:36:09+00:00

1972

2021-04-21T13:06:07+00:00

best film:  The Godfather from Francis Ford Coppola It’s certainly not hard to find aspects to praise even after ten viewings of the film The opening long take is an absolute stunner and certainly not

19722021-04-21T13:06:07+00:00
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