The distinguished Japanese film critic’s different selections over the years. He has submitted an unsurpassed 5 separate top 10s to Sight and Sound’s major international polls, in 72, 82, 92, 02 and 12.
2012 top 10 are listed here first.
Results of S&S 2012 poll here
Sato on Mizoguchi:
“The master among masters in the Japanese film world…to talk about this man is at the same time to talk about the path upon which the Japanese film has progressed”.