Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot(Gus Van Sant)
Hearts Beat Loud(Brett Haley)
A Family Tour(Ying Liang)
Pass Over(Spike Lee)
The Prayer(Cédric Kahn)
Won't You Be My Neighbor?(Morgan Neville)
Shock Waves—Diary of My Mind(Ursula Meier)
Bad Samaritan(Dean Devlin)
Pope Francis—A Man of His Word(Wim Wenders)
Juliet, Naked(Jesse Peretz)
Paul, Apostle of Christ(Andrew Hyatt)
The Image Book(Jean-Luc Godard)
The Outsider(Martin Zandvliet)
Rather than dramatically “unveiling” a top ten list sometime in January (as if anybody who reads this site didn’t already know what it was gonna look like), I revise the sucker as I go along. Here is what my list would look like if (god forbid) I were forced to make it today.
For archival purposes, I file everything by the year it had its world premiere. Many of these films will have been commercially released in the U.S. a year or two later, so my lists won’t always match up with other folks’ lists.
Films I haven’t yet rated on that scale are marked with if I currently think they belong in my top ten. These films are subject to being shifted around or yanked altogether at any moment, after I revisit them and they get a numeral. If a film isn’t currently in my top ten, and I haven’t yet rated it, it ain’t here. There are a whole lot of those — if you’re wondering whether or not I’ve seen the masterpiece you can’t believe I omitted, check my master list.