How the directors and critics voted

Joel David
University of the Philippines

Top Ten

  1. Salò (Pasolini)
  2. Manila by Night; City after Dark (Bernal)
  3. Khalnayak (Ghai)
  4. The Opening of Misty Beethoven (Metzger)
  5. Hour of the Furnaces (Solanas)
  6. La Règle du jeu (Renoir)
  7. God Told Me To (Cohen)
  8. La Région centrale (Snow)
  9. Olympiad Berlin 1936 (Riefenstahl)
  10. The Devil in Miss Jones (Damiano)


So are American porn films better than Citizen Kane? Almost all of them aren't, but a precious handful are, as are a number of other entries, including a Bollywood release, a questionably motivated documentary, an American B-movie, and La Règle du jeu. I already found Kane too whiney-white-guy precious the first time I saw it, 20-odd years ago.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011