Tim Robbins chooses his Top 10

TIM ROBBINS’ TOP 10 FILMS 1. The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo, 1965) 2. The Clowns (Fellini, 1971) 3. Don’t Look Back (Pennebaker, 1967) 4. The Lower Depths (Kurosawa, 1957) 5. McCabe & Mrs Miller (Altman, 1971) 6. My Man Godfrey (La Cava, 1936) 7. Nashville...

Paul Verhoeven chooses his Top 10

PAUL VERHOEVEN’S TOP 10 FILMS 1. La Dolce Vita (Fellini, 1960) 2. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (Eisenstein, 1958) 3. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean, 1962) 4. Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1951) 5. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958) 6. The Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1956) 7. La Règle du Jeu (Renoir, 1939)...

Top 10 American Coming-of-Age Drama Films of the 1980s

The ‘coming of age’ movie is a bit ambiguous. There’s a tendency to link the sub-genre to films about kids, so Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, and Jeff Daniels in Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars seemingly came of age too late in...

Top 10 Tom Hanks Films – 1980s

From 1984 to 1989 Tom Hanks solidified himself as one of the Hollywood elite. Aside from a couple of more restrained dramas in the middle of the period showing his diversity and pre-cursing his later work, predominantly the films of the middle to late eighties highlighted Hanks’...

Director Quentin Tarantino’s Top 10 Films

If Top 10 lists tell us more about the person or persons making them than the films themselves, Quentin Tarantino’s favourite movies confirms he is the true nerd of modern cinema. He loves cult films that operate away from the mainstream and generally below the sort of critical...

Top 10 Films about Alcoholism

Listverse.com posted an interesting Top 10 list of the very best movies looking at alcoholics and alcoholism. The list was created by Listverse.com user Kazorek who says, “Alcoholism has always fascinated me more than any other drug addiction. It is separated in its legality and...

The best of Iranian Cinema

Foreign Policy writer Abel Kerevel took a look at Iranian cinema in the summer of 2009. After the success of Abbas Kiarostami’s Palme d’Or winning film Taste of Cherry at Cannes in 1997, western cinemagoers have taken a vested interested in Iranian film. And why not? Kerevel’s...

Director Sidney Lumet’s Top 10 Films

The Independent newspaper in the UK asked several directors what their top 10 favourite movies were. The following are the films chosen by Sidney Lumet. 1. The Best Years Of Our Lives (Wyler, 1946) | Region 2 DVD: The Best Years Of Our Lives [DVD] [1946] | Region 1 DVD Best Years...