Dan Sallitt

Dan Sallitt

Critic, MUBI
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

Angel 1937 Ernst Lubitsch
Daisy Kenyon 1947 Otto Preminger
Diary of a Country Priest 1951 Robert Bresson
General, The 1926 Buster Keaton
Maman et la putain, La 1973 Jean Eustache
Morocco 1930 Josef von Sternberg
Notorious 1946 Alfred Hitchcock
Rio Bravo 1958 Howard Hawks
Ruggles of Red Gap 1935 Leo McCarey
Searchers, The 1956 John Ford


As I get older, my ten-best list looks a bit like a cubist self-portrait, with the temporal layers of my personality thrown together helter-skelter. According to tradition, Morocco would be my favorite and Rio Bravo would follow, but after that, relative valuation becomes difficult. The most painful omission is Rohmer’s My Night at Maud’s.