Criticism Is Dead

Criticism Is Dead

A weekly podcast about the film, TV, and culture we're consuming and what it all means (if it means anything at all). Hosted by producer and writer Pelin Keskin-Liu and culture writer and critic Jenny G. Zhang. read less
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The best movies of all time (in our opinion)
14-03-2023
The best movies of all time (in our opinion)
We have a very special one for you this week. In honor of our 100th episode — yes, that’s right, this is the big 1-0-0! — we’re doing our own highly personal version of the AFI greatest films list. Presenting: our top seven films, respectively. (Obligatory disclaimers: We haven’t watched everything, these are not really in any particular order, these are just our opinions, etc.) 05:39 After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998) 07:54 Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) 10:36 Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990) 13:09 Little Miss Sunshine (dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, writ. Michael Arndt, 2006) 15:12 Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen, 2013) 17:33 Call Me By Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino, writ. James Ivory, 2017) 20:27 The Matrix (Lana and Lilly Wachowski, 1999) 23:49 Wolf Children (dir. Mamoru Hosoda, writ. Satoko Okudera and Mamoru Hosoda, 2012) 26:20 Michael Clayton (Tony Gilroy, 2007) 28:50 Parasite (dir. Bong Joon-ho, writ. Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, 2019) 33:01 Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) 35:35 Nomadland (Chloé Zhao, 2020) 39:53 Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009) 42:08 Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) ... Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. For extended show notes — including links that we reference, plus more — subscribe to our Substack. Inquiries, complaints, and recs for what to watch can go to criticismisdead@gmail.com. Music: REEKAH Artwork and design: Sara Macias and Andrew Liu