Celine Song’s Top 10
The director of Past Lives shares a list of favorite films, many of which reflect her background in theater and her interest in the smallness of human life in the face of time and history.
Daisy von Scherler Mayer’s Top 10
The director of Party Girl celebrates two favorite dance films; a classic noir by her favorite director, Billy Wilder; and a pair of comedies written by Edwin Justus Mayer, her grandfather.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Top 10
The Nobel Prize–winning novelist shares a list of films that illuminate his artistic sensibility, including one British classic that inspired him to write his masterpiece The Remains of the Day.
Joel Potrykus’s Top 10
With his features and new short film, Thing from the Factory by the Field, currently playing on the Criterion Channel, the writer-director selects ten movies that influenced his style.
Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Top 10
The director of the award-winning indie classic Chameleon Street sings Orson Welles’s praises, pays tribute to Paul Robeson and Lorraine Hansberry, and reflects on his longtime dream of remaking Nightmare Alley.
Edson Oda’s Top 10
The Sundance-award-winning director of Nine Days shares a selection of favorite films that range from lyrical masterpieces like Wings of Desire to rule-breaking mind-benders like Being John Malkovich.
Dustin O’Halloran’s Top 10
On the heels of the release of his latest album, Silfur, the Emmy-winning composer and pianist shares a selection of his favorite films and some thoughts on the power of a good musical score.