Sam Dunn

Sam Dunn

Head of DVD, BFI
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

All About Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Bad Timing 1980 Nicolas Roeg
Chinatown 1974 Roman Polanski
Colour of Pomegranates, The 1968 Sergei Parajanov
Game, The 1997 David Fincher
Living on the Edge Mike Grigsby
Magnificent Ambersons, The 1942 Orson Welles
Naked 1993 Mike Leigh
Time to Love and a Time to Die, A 1958 Douglas Sirk
Woman Under the Influence, A 1974 John Cassavetes


An impossible task, really, but I’ve chosen films that I consider to be endlessly watchable, visually striking and deeply affecting. Each is different from the next, of course, but these ten are all films that, in my opinion, perfectly marry their respective thematic concerns with their aesthetic approaches.