I never formally maintain a top 10; I don’t much care for hierarchizing exercises as such.
I’m putting it together now with the idea that these are not ten best (how far ahead of that we are) or the ten I like most (I like too much and too often) but ten that speak to me, that I feel I know as well as skins – as favourite stars. And ten that I think say something. Ten, perhaps, that I, whoever I may be, find profound in themselves.
And perhaps, as a constellation, these films may say something that any one of them would not.
About me, and maybe (hopefully) about more than that.
Toi, que lis-tu?
Ne sois pas vulgaire.
Day of the Dead – George A Romero
Tha se do stin kolasi, agapi mou – Nikos Nikolaidis
Exotica – Atom Egoyan
Halloween II – Rob Zombie
Le pont des Arts – Eugène Green
Duelle (une quarantaine) – Jacques Rivette
Heat – Michael Mann
World on a Wire – R.W. Fassbinder
In a Lonely Place – Nicholas Ray
La ville des pirates – Raul Ruiz