a moment in time: my (current) favorites

one per director.

every day, this list evolves. some will always stay, others have their moment, and eventually make room for something different. today, this is where i stand.

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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    1

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    2

  • Vertigo

    3

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    4

  • In the Mood for Love

    5

  • The Irishman

    6

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    7

  • Citizen Kane

    8

  • Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

    9

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    10

  • Halloween

    11

  • Heat

    12

  • Persona

    13

  • In a Lonely Place

    14

  • I Walked with a Zombie

    15

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    16

  • Do the Right Thing

    17

  • Zodiac

    18

  • Mirror

    19

  • Double Indemnity

    20

  • Detour

    21

  • The Last Picture Show

    22

  • Husbands

    23

  • The Night of the Hunter

    24

  • Blow Out

    25

  • Seconds

    26

  • The Innocents

    27

  • The Red Shoes

    28

  • Uncut Gems

    29

  • Only Angels Have Wings

    30

  • Grey Gardens

    31

  • The Godfather: Part II

    32

  • Black Christmas

    33

  • Night of the Living Dead

    34

  • Blow-Up

    35

  • King of New York

    36

  • Deep Cover

    37

  • Black Sabbath

    38

  • There Will Be Blood

    39

  • All That Heaven Allows

    40

  • Come and See

    41

  • Wanda

    42

  • The Exorcist III

    43

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    44

  • The Graduate

    45

  • Kiss Me Deadly

    46

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    47

  • Mysterious Skin

    48

  • Suspiria

    49

  • The Curse of the Cat People

    50

  • Spring Breakers

    51

  • Moonrise

    52

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    53

  • Tenet

    54

  • The Bride of Frankenstein

    55

  • The Long Day Closes

    56

  • Beau Travail

    57

  • Cruising

    58

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    59

  • Freaks

    60

  • L'Argent

    61

  • Videodrome

    62

  • Messiah of Evil

    63

  • Beauty and the Beast

    64

  • Diabolique

    65

  • Possession

    66

  • Matinee

    67

  • Top Gun

    68