Paul Schrader’s Top 10

Paul Schrader’s Top10

It's pretty hard to go wrong selecting ten “best” or ten “favorites” from the Criterion Collection, although it might be interesting to select the ten worst Criterion releases (something that, in deference to my friends at Criterion, I will not do). As a longtime cinephille I'm familiar with most of the Criterion catalogue. Rather than select ten favorites I'll choose ten films that I was able to see because of Criterion, films I previously did not know about or were not available.

Nov 21, 2008
  • 1

    Víctor Erice

    The Spirit of the Beehive

  • 2

    Larisa Shepitko


  • 3

    Juan Antonio Bardem

    Death of a Cyclist

  • 4

    Hiroshi Teshigahara

    The Face of Another

  • 5

    Anthony Mann

    The Furies

  • 6

    Mikio Naruse

    When a Woman Ascends the Stairs

  • 7

    Gus Van Sant

    Mala Noche

  • 8

    Rainer Werner Fassbinder

    Berlin Alexanderplatz

  • 9

    Francesco Rosi

    Hands over the City

  • 10

    Kenji Mizoguchi

    Street of Shame