I try to make a list of my top 10 favourite films, but it becomes too difficult. There are films I could watch over and over again but aren’t necessarily the most intellectually stimulating, and then there are films that affect me so deeply that I have to put them on the shelf and leave them there for a long, long time. Then there are directors who make so many great films that I can’t simply choose one (Ozu and Kurosawa come to mind), or can perhaps choose one but want to include a second and a third, and then feel guilty about leaving out other directors (Miyazaki, especially).
These films are ones that I can watch over and over and fall in love with every time. They are films I get cravings for, and I feel they capture whimsy in ways that other films attempt but fail.Read less