Jerzy Skolimowski
Browse 385 director profiles. Each profile includes quotes from a variety of reference materials, selected filmographies (encompassing rankings from the Greatest Films and 21st Century projects), and more.
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NEW Beyond the Sight & Sound Canon
A supplement to the 2022 Sight & Sound poll
April 8, 2024
The results are in!
Thank you to everyone who submitted a ballot for this poll which asked for willing participants (including critics, scholars, programmers and cinephiles), to provide a listing of up to 100 more great films - that didn't receive a single vote in Sight & Sound's 2022 poll). In the end, we received 839 ballots (including from 75 critics who also participated in the 2022 Sight & Sound poll). A remarkable total of 14,560 films received at least one vote, and they have been split into four categories. All of which is revealed here.
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Killers of the Flower Moon
2024 edition's highest entrant: Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)
The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
2024 Edition February 1, 2024
Based on end-of-year lists (from 2000 onwards), as well as the same resources used for the 1,000 Greatest Films, this is a collection of the 21st Century's most acclaimed cinema. The main list comprises the top 1,000 films, with a more-detailed presentation of the top 250. Also featured is a listing of the 100 most acclaimed film directors of this century, plus the full 'starting list' of 11,344 films.
Roger Corman
Roger Corman (1926-2024)
Roger Corman, the highly-influential B-movie producer and director, has passed away at the age of 98. Underscoring his prolificity, he directed over 50 films and produced/executive produced nearly 500.
The Guardian (Ronald Bergan) / The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw) / Variety / The Hollywood Reporter / Slant Magazine
After Hours
2024 edition's highest entrant: After Hours (1985)
The 1,000 Greatest Films
2024 Edition January 1, 2024
Compiled from 16,000+ film lists and ballots, the 19th edition of The 1,000 Greatest Films is quite possibly the most definitive collection of the most critically acclaimed films you will find. Also featured, amongst other knick-knacks, is a list of the 250 most acclaimed film directors and, for those that hate consensus and/or just prefer bigger lists, a 'starting list' of nearly 24,000 films.
Out of the Past
Out of the Past (1947)
They Shot Dark Pictures, Didn't They?
A (finally completed!) listing of 1,000 Noir Films. This is not a ‘best of’ or ‘greatest’ compilation of noirs. This is strictly a listing of, according to TSPDT's research, the most oft-cited noir films. Though most of the films that comprise the 1,000 are more than worthwhile (many, of course, are brilliant), there is no hiding from the fact that not all of the 1,000 films are of the highest quality. They are here because they are noir (or at least noir-tinged), not because they are necessarily classic films. You'll also find a subsidiary listing of a further 842 noir(-ish) films and a listing of 50 Key Noir Directors.
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Ranked 19th… The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
TSPDT Poll — 1,005 Film Favourites
August 3, 2021
TSPDT's first fair dinkum film poll. Thank you to everyone who participated and correctly submitted their ballots of 25 favourite films. You can view the results here.