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Nanni Moretti
Directors
Browse 386 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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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.
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.
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Focus on They Shoot Pictures Don't They?
July 8, 2024
LaCinetek, the leading French VOD service for cinephiles, kindly asked TSPDT to provide a selection of thirty films (chosen from the 1,000 Greatest Films project) to showcase on their website.
LaCinetek's library of films is sourced from the personal lists of many of cinema's finest filmmakers, including Maren Ade, Dario Argento, Olivier Assayas, Jacques Audiard, Bong Joon-ho, Leos Carax, Pedro Costa, The Dardenne Brothers, Pete Docter, Atom Egoyan, Abel Ferrara, William Friedkin, Philippe Garrel, Miguel Gomes, James Gray, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Michael Haneke, Todd Haynes, Joanna Hogg, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Aki Kaurismäki, Hirokazu Koreeda, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Ken Loach, Nanni Moretti, François Ozon, Park Chan-wook, Christian Petzold, Lynne Ramsay, Paul Schrader, Céline Sciamma, Martin Scorsese, Bertrand Tavernier, Agnès Varda, Paul Verhoeven, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Wim Wenders, John Woo, and many others.
If you are lucky enough to have access to their service, then you really should be
trying it out.
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.