16 August 2012
Every decade since 1952, Sight & Sound, the international film magazine, has conducted a worldwide poll of film critics to determine "which films are currently regarded as the greatest ever made." The list they produce is "widely regarded as the most trusted guide there is to the canon of cinema greats." Citizen Kane, which has been at the top of the list since 1962, has been bumped out of first place. Tree of Life, my favorite film of all time, has made it onto the list. In addition to polling critics, Sight & Sound also invites directors to share their top ten films. The full interactive list of directors' top ten films is not up yet, but the list of 250 top films as chosen by critics is available now. The other will be available next week. For now all you can see is the top ten films of all time according to directors.