A poster for Orson Welles's 1941 drama 'Citizen Kane'. Welles produced, co-wrote, directed and starred in the film. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
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Sight And Sound Releases Its Updated List Of The Greatest Movies Of All Time
Every decade, the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound Magazine has asked film critics and directors to vote for what they believed were the greatest films of all time. The last time the poll was held back in 2012, Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" was given the prestigious title; however, in the 2022 edition, an unexpected entrant won the coveted title.
According to more than 1,600 film professionals, Chantal Akerman's "Jeanne Dielman 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" is the greatest film of all time as of 2022. The film became the fourth movie to top the Sight and Sound list, and it's in illustrious company of longtime favorites "Vertigo," "Bicycle Thieves," and "Citizen Kane."
While still dominated by the usual white male directors that have been canonized in film history, the new Sight and Sound list has 11 movies, including "Jeanne Dielman," which were directed by women. Six films by Black directors were also included, such as Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” while 15 films by Asian directors made the ranking.