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25 best films i've ever seen

Walter De Sagher
 
Holiday [DVD]
Holiday [DVD]
"(order is chrono) wonderfully witty, deeply human, much more than just a superb romcom"
La Règle du jeu [1939] [DVD]
La Règle du jeu [1939] [DVD]
"another film that's much smarter than appears at first sight, wise, human, 'everybody has his reasons...'"
Roaring Twenties [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Roaring Twenties [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"why's there no british edition? best warner bros gangster film ever, smart things to say about war on alcohol/drugs..."
The Red Shoes - Special Edition [DVD] [1948]
The Red Shoes - Special Edition [DVD] [1948]
"superb musical about art & life, perfect for all those who mix them up..."
The Band Wagon (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1953]
The Band Wagon (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1953]
"astounding restoration of mgm's best musical (yes, better than singin' in the rain), watch out for final sequence"
Sweet Smell Of Success [DVD]
Sweet Smell Of Success [DVD]
"one of the smartest and best written films ever, great acting too, ultimate NYC film about ambition, betrayal and the price to pay for them"
Last Year In Marienbad [DVD] [1960]
Last Year In Marienbad [DVD] [1960]
"not very easy, but an intoxicating visual trip. where were you last year?"
The Apartment [DVD]
The Apartment [DVD]
"another romcom that is so very much more than 'just' that. very human, very wise, this is the supposedly cynical billy wilder at his best"
The Leopard [1963] [DVD]
The Leopard [1963] [DVD]
"watch out for the ball sequence! one of the best scenes ever in this visconti epic about change and loss"
2001: A Space Odyssey [1968] [DVD]
2001: A Space Odyssey [1968] [DVD]
"no one knows what this is about, but you'll watch it time and again. intoxicating puzzle"
Barry Lyndon [1975] [DVD]
Barry Lyndon [1975] [DVD]
"some of the best photography you've ever seen. slow perhaps, but addictive"
Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
Apocalypse Now Redux [DVD] [1979]
"watch the 'redux' version. unclassifiable, not a war film, none of that silly macho stuff, rather more about what happens to humans under extreme conditions"
Raging Bull : Ultimate Edition (1980) [DVD]
Raging Bull : Ultimate Edition (1980) [DVD]
"not your average biopic. tough, certainly, but a rewarding portrait of a guy who's human after all"
The Draughtsman's Contract [1982] [DVD]
The Draughtsman's Contract [1982] [DVD]
"there should be more of these! who needs a plot when you can have this? the best film ever about visual observation, and the visual arts"
Miller's Crossing [1990] [DVD] [1991]
Miller's Crossing [1990] [DVD] [1991]
"superb genre exercice. even tougher and funnier than the best 'original' gangster pictures. superb screenplay and acting"
Raising Cain [DVD] [1993]
Raising Cain [DVD] [1993]
"a gem of a movie, the perfectly cut and polished diamond, closed and 'arrogant' perhaps, but a wonderful ride. fasten seatbelts..."
Carlito's Way [DVD] [1994]
Carlito's Way [DVD] [1994]
"one year later, brain de palma delivered this elegy, a piece of genius about honour, duty, love and being glued to your past, for better or worse."
The Age Of Innocence [DVD] [2001]
The Age Of Innocence [DVD] [2001]
"my all-time favourite. superb meditation on life, love, beauty, loss and redemption. a visual fado. (and read the book!)"
Heat (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] (1995)
Heat (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] (1995)
"supremely confident piece of work on making choices and accepting to pay the price for them. astounding direction, photography, editing and production design"
Lost Highway (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1997]
Lost Highway (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1997]
"who needs logic, or any plot whatsoever, when you can have a film as disturbing and magnificent as this nightware? by far david lynch's best"
The Portrait Of A Lady [DVD] [1997]
The Portrait Of A Lady [DVD] [1997]
"deeply underestimated production of henry james' novel (again, read the book!). superb direction by jane campion, and great performance by nicole kidman. 'oh but isabel, ... adored!'"
Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection [DVD] [2001]
Smashing Pumpkins: 1991-2000 Greatest Hits Video Collection [DVD] [2001]
"the music video to 'ava adore' is the best short film i've ever seen. addictive visual trip, and a superb rock song too."
Russian Ark [2003] [DVD]
Russian Ark [2003] [DVD]
"not many films around like this one. 90 minutes, one shot only, a trip through russian history and its difficult relation with europe. a gem."
Pride & Prejudice - 2005 [DVD]
Pride & Prejudice - 2005 [DVD]
"this joe wright will go very far indeed. rarely seen such a good debut. perfect (albeit too short, they should have added at least 30 minutes) screenplay, wonderful acting."
The Godfather Trilogy (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
The Godfather Trilogy (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
"the entire trilogy, yes including part three. nine hours of the best that hollywood is capable of."