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October 2021

10/10: Todd Chandler

October 26, 2021 10/26

Todd Chandler, director of Bulletproof, shares 10 favorite films from the last 10 years.

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July 2021

10/10: John Gianvito

July 23, 2021 07/23

John Gianvito, director of Her Socialist Smile, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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The directors behind The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) share their favorite films from the past ten years.

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June 2021

10/10: Paul Felten

June 11, 2021 06/11

Paul Felten, co-writer and co-director of Slow Machine — now playing in our virtual cinema — shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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10/10: Joe DeNardo

June 11, 2021 06/11

Joe DeNardo, co-editor and co-director of Slow Machine — now playing in our virtual cinema — shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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May 2021

10/10: Stephin Merritt

May 21, 2021 05/21

Stephen Merritt, the singer-songwriter behind The Magnetic Fields, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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April 2021

10/10: Japanese Breakfast

April 16, 2021 04/16

Michelle Zauner, the musician behind Japanese Breakfast and author of the new memoir Crying in H Mart, shares her ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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10/10: Sky Hopinka

April 9, 2021 04/09

The director of małni — towards the ocean, towards the shore, now playing in Virtual Cinemas, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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March 2021

10/10: Isabel Sandoval

March 26, 2021 03/26

The director of Lingua Franca shares her ten favorite films from the last ten years and what they've meant to her.

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10/10: Kate Novack

March 5, 2021 03/05

The director of Hysterical Girl, shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short, shares ten favorite films.

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February 2021

Top 10: Pere Portabella

February 26, 2021 02/26

The legendary Spanish filmmaker lists his ten favorite movies, or rather "a list of recommended films."

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10/10: U.S. Girls

February 19, 2021 02/19

Meghan Remy, the musician behind U.S. Girls, shares her ten (or eleven) favorite films of the last ten years.

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January 2021

10/10: Valentyn Vasyanovych

January 22, 2021 01/22

Working primarily as a director of photography early in his career, Vasyanovych, who both directed and shot Atlantis shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years that "appreciate the visual solution."

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November 2020

Top 10: Manfred Kirchheimer

November 6, 2020 11/06

The director of Free Time, a meticulously restored and constructed 16mm documentary shot in New York between 1958 and 1960 shares his favorite films of all-time.

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October 2020

Oliver Laxe discusses three films that played a role in shaping his latest feature, the acclaimed Fire Will Come.

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10/10: Yung Chang

October 16, 2020 10/16

The director of This is Not a Movie, a documentary on journalist Robert Fisk, and the up upcoming Wuhan Wuhan, shares his ten favorite films of the past ten years.

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July 2020

10/10: Dan Sallitt

July 17, 2020 07/17

The director of Fourteen, now playing in our Virtual Cinema, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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April 2020

The playwright and Light From Light actor looks back at the pleasure and surprise of going to the movies; in particular, one revelatory showing of Wim Wender’s classic at the Paris Theatre in New York City.

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February 2020

Filmmaker Grant Gee looks back on three films that influenced his 1998 Radiohead documentary Meeting People Is Easy, recently released on the band’s new online archive.

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January 2020

Having just completed her new film, the director reflects on the decades-long impact Godard has had on her creative process, recalling first-time viewings of Vivre Sa Vie, Notre Musique, and others.

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November 2019

10/10: Brett Story

November 8, 2019 11/08

The filmmaker behind critically-acclaimed documentaries The Hottest August and The Prison in Twelve Landscapes shares her ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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October 2019

10/10: Paul Harrill

October 31, 2019 10/31

We asked writer-director of Light From Light lists ten films (and one television show) with his favorite performances from the last ten years.

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10/10: Ulrich Köhler

October 10, 2019 10/10

The filmmaker behind In My Room shares ten favorite films from the last ten years — in his own words, “Difficult, tough choices.”

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September 2019

The director of A Bread Factory describes watching what would become his favorite film, Wu Nien-jen’s A Borrowed Life, at the Musuem of the Moving Image in Queens, and the conversation it inspired with fellow filmgoers on the subway ride home.

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August 2019

10/10: Ognjen Glavonić

August 27, 2019 08/27

The director of The Load, which premiered in Director's Fortnight at Cannes shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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The directors of Los Reyes share their ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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10/10: Roberto Minervini

August 9, 2019 08/09

The director of What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? and The Other Side shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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Top 10: Mariano Llinás

August 2, 2019 08/02

The director of the 14-hour feature film La Flor, an epic globe-spanning ode to storytelling and the movies, shares his ten favorite films.

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June 2019

10/10: Peter Parlow

June 27, 2019 06/27

The director of The Plagiarists, an American filmaker, writer, musician, and stock photographer, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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May 2019

10/10: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi

May 10, 2019 05/10

The director of Happy Hour and Asako I & II shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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January 2019

The director of All the Cities of the North recalls watching Gus Van Sant’s beguiling drama as a young boy, on a borrowed VHS tape, while his country was descending into war.

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December 2018

10/10: Jonathan Franzen

December 19, 2018 12/19

For our final post of the year, the award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years, along with a brief introduction.

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November 2018

10/10: Christian Petzold

November 28, 2018 11/28

The acclaimed director of Phoenix, Barbara, and the forthcoming Transit lists ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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10/10: Rachel Kushner

November 18, 2018 11/18

The author of The Mars Room and The Flamethrowers shares her 10 favorite films from the last 10 years.

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October 2018

The award-winning director of Life and Nothing More remembers watching Max Ophul's haunting masterwork in Andrew Sarris' film class.

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The directors of Leviathan and Caniba share the ten best films they saw in the last ten years.

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September 2018

10/10: Kevin Jerome Everson

September 27, 2018 09/27

The multi-disciplinary artist and director whose work includes numerous acclaimed shorts and features, like Tonsler Park, Erie, and Fe26, shares the ten best films he saw in the last ten years.

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August 2018

10/10: Andrew Bujalski

August 22, 2018 08/22

The Support the Girls helmer shares ten favorites from the last ten years.

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10/10: Ricky D’Ambrose

August 10, 2018 08/10

The writer-director of Notes on an Appearance shares his ten favorite films from the last ten (or so) years.

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10/10: Agnès Godard

August 2, 2018 08/02

We asked cinematographer Agnès Godard, best-known for her work with Claire Denis, to share her ten favorite films from the last ten years. She met us halfway.

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July 2018

The director of Cocote shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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10/10: Mark Cousins

July 19, 2018 07/19

The writer and filmmaker behind the epic 15-hour documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey and the upcoming The Eyes of Orson Welles shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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June 2018

The co-director of Araby recounts the magic atmosphere that surrounded the screening of Jem Cohen's short films at the Belo Horizonte Short Film Festival in Brazil.

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The co-director of Araby recalls a particularly transformative moment for him and his non-professional cast while watching Idriss Ouédraogo's Yaaba at a theater in Belo Horizonte.

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May 2018

10/10: Bruce LaBruce

May 24, 2018 05/24

The director of L.A. Zombie and the upcoming The Misandrists discusses his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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10/10: Vivian Qu

May 3, 2018 05/03

The director of the upcoming Angels Wear White shares her ten eight favorite films from the last ten years.

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April 2018

10/10: Peter Tscherkassky

April 20, 2018 04/20

The director of The Exquisite Corpus and Outer Space shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

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The PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of Netherland extols the virtues of Michael Almereyda's essay-biopic.

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March 2018

The writer-director of the upcoming Ava recalls watching a banned copy of the Mike Nichols drama as a young girl during the Iran-Iraq war.

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The critic, programmer and author of David Lynch: The Man From Another Place considers Bertrand Bonello's terrorism thriller.

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