Friday, 2 December 2016


After taking first place on Cahiers du Cinema's 2016 poll, Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann does it again, occupying the same position on Sight & Sound's. The respected British publication's list goes beyond CDC's 10 - they've revealed a top 30, which is rich with diversity of offerings, and just look at the inclusion of four female directors in the top eight alone! Check it all out below, a list of which I thoroughly approve.

1. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
2. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
3. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
4. Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt)
5. American Honey (Andrea Arnold)
6. I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)
7. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
8. Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Love)
9. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
10. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
11. Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas)
=   Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
13. Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi)
=   Julieta (Pedro Almodovar)
=   Nocturama (Bertrand Bonello)
16. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)
=   La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
18. Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)
19. Aquarius (Kleber Mendonca Filho)
=   Victoria (Sebastian Schipper)
21. Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra)
=   Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)
=   Evolution (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
=   Hell or High Water (David MacKenzie)
=   O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
26. Beyonce: Lemonade (Jonas Akerlund, Kahlil Joseph, Beyonce Knowles, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Tod Tourso)
=   Neruda (Pablo Larrain)
=   Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)
=   The Ornithologist (Joao Pedro Rodrigues)
=   Raw (Julia Ducournau)