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

1971

2021-04-14T14:16:26+00:00

best film:  A Clockwork Orange from Stanley Kubrick Kubrick's masterpiece starts with a bang- an opening reverse tracking shot of the milk bar. Cinematography and set design/mise-en-scene perfection The wideangle lens in

19712021-04-14T14:16:26+00:00

1970

2021-04-10T14:06:22+00:00

best film:  The Conformist from Bernardo Bertolucci. The Conformist is a visual showcase of set pieces, lighting, and overall mise-en-scene. It features unending sequences of jaw-dropping architectural design. It is a feat of costume design

19702021-04-10T14:06:22+00:00

1969

2021-04-11T14:33:08+00:00

best film:  The Wild Bunch from Sam Peckinpah doggedly nihilistic, crisply photographed (Lucien Ballard as DP) and flawlessly performed by the talented ensemble of veteran actors The transcendent trait though, and what makes it

19692021-04-11T14:33:08+00:00

1968

2021-03-28T12:50:15+00:00

best film:  2001: A Space Odyssey from Stanley Kubrick. A supreme visual and aural achievement—when combined with the utmost formal exactitude— it leaves us with one of the best three films of all-time If you

19682021-03-28T12:50:15+00:00

1967

2021-08-12T23:56:01+00:00

best film:  The Graduate from Mike Nichols is the sole 1967 film on my top 100 of all-time. I’m often asked if I have a bias against comedies (I’m lower on Chaplin, Wilder, Duck Soup

19672021-08-12T23:56:01+00:00

1966

2021-03-14T12:36:23+00:00

best film:  Persona. Persona is Bergman’s most avant-garde film. It is also his finest. It is cinematographer Sven Nykvist’s best work as well (that may be redundant- his best work was all with Bergman). The

19662021-03-14T12:36:23+00:00

1965

2021-03-06T13:14:22+00:00

best film:  Pierrot le Fou from Godard. Godard’s most innovative work to date in 1965 and the one most likely to give pause when selecting Breathless as his single finest film. It is self-conscious, self-mocking

19652021-03-06T13:14:22+00:00

1964

2021-06-02T15:18:56+00:00

best film:  I Am Cuba or Soy Cuba from Mikhail Kalatozov.  It took me a long time to get to Kalatozov’s I Am Cuba. I didn’t get to it until 2016 and when I did,

19642021-06-02T15:18:56+00:00

1963

2021-02-22T13:20:40+00:00

best film:  Fellini’s 8 ½ stands above the rest in 1963 but it isn’t by a wide margin. Kurosawa’s High and Low is right there as is The Leopard from Visconti. Kurosawa’s use of the

19632021-02-22T13:20:40+00:00
Go to Top