Vadim Rizov

Vadim Rizov

Critic, Village Voice, Slant Magazine
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

Anthem Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 Steven Spielberg
Dazed and Confused 1993 Richard Linklater
In the City of Sylvia 2007 José Luis Guerín
Matter of Life and Death, A 1946 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger
One and a Two, A 1999 Edward Yang
Posto, Il 1961 Ermanno Olmi
Sátántangó 1994 Béla Tarr
Wedding Suit, The 1976 Abbas Kiarostami
Zodiac 2007 David Fincher


It’s hard for me to think in terms of naming Ten Films That Summarise It All. This list is semi-arbitrary to some extent — all great films that I believe people should watch, but also, to some extent, designed to cover a cross-section of the kinds of films I’m most drawn to. I’m glaringly aware it contains no non-fiction or avant-garde films, contains no films made before 1946, and is entirely composed of male directors. That’s how it goes today.