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Tony Scott Ranked

20 films

Tony Scott’s need to push the boundaries of the postclassical into the classical-plus and the hyperclassical with Man on Fire…

  • Oh, Woe Is Me
  • Wind from the East
  • Numéro Deux
  • Goodbye to Language
  • Here and Elsewhere

Jean-Luc Godard

25 films

In truth, there is here only a question of degree: every language, whether elaborated or crude, leaves many more things…

  • Split
  • Glass
  • The Happening
  • After Earth
  • The Village

M. Night Shyamalan Ranked

11 films

Mark but the badges of these men, my lords, Then say if they be true. This misshapen knave— His mother…

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • Tol'able David
  • Foolish Wives
  • The Volga Boatman
  • Dishonored


15 films

Directors and their films; birth and death; order and disorder.

  • Old Ironsides
  • The Covered Wagon
  • Mr. Skitch
  • I Cover the Waterfront
  • The Great Gabbo

James Cruze Ranked

14 films

Cruze was born to Mormon parents and reputedly partly of Ute Indian origin. He left Utah for San Francisco in…

  • Louisiana Story
  • Nanook of the North
  • Moana
  • Man of Aran
  • Twenty-Four Dollar Island

Robert J. Flaherty Ranked

10 films

If the world of Moana remains partially false, the Flahertys none the less exhibit a fidelity to that falseness –-…

  • Harvest: 3,000 Years
  • Teza
  • Bush Mama
  • Adwa
  • Imperfect Journey

Haile Gerima Ranked

9 films

Well, in film you have individualized power. The power of the director's vision. There was traditional theater in Ethiopia, and…

  • Hardcore
  • The Canyons
  • Patty Hearst
  • Auto Focus
  • Blue Collar

Paul Schrader Ranked

21 films

Schrader now joins Elaine May and Kubrick for directors with the biggest rating disparity. Apparently he doesn't even care that…

  • Nausea
  • No Home Movie
  • Kid
  • Cemetery of Splendour
  • Right Now, Wrong Then

25 Best of 2015

25 films

By October I was expecting this year to end sourly with few great releases and a large amount of middling…

  • Dhrupad
  • Mind of Clay
  • Ghashiram Kotwal
  • The Idiot
  • Siddheshwari

Mani Kaul Ranked

20 films

Film society activist and a close friend of Kaul, Amrit Gangar once recalled a conversation in which Kaul said, both…

  • Night and Day
  • Hill of Freedom
  • Woman Is the Future of Man
  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate

Hong Sang-soo Ranked

23 films

Hong Sang-soo has long been a master of the half-hidden pattern. Each film, usually devoted to the comic deflation of…

  • Salem's Lot
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Mangler
  • Spontaneous Combustion
  • The Funhouse

Tobe Hooper Ranked

15 films

Hooper's apocalyptic landscape is ... a desert wasteland of dissolution where once vibrant myth is desiccated. The ideas and iconography…