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VOTE: TOH! Best Foreign Films of All Time, Part Two: Post-1960

We hope that you voted for your ten favorite foreign language films in our first, Pre-1960 poll. Here's Part Two--the Post-1960 list of fifteen of the best foreign films of all time. Your job: narrow that list down to ten.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 25, 2012 6:23 AM
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VOTE: TOH! Best Foreign Films of All Time, Part One: Pre-1960

Inspired by various best foreign film of all time lists, We've broken out top consensus titles into two polls, Pre-1960 (Part One) and Post-1960 (Part Two), with fifteen titles in each. You can vote for up to ten top picks. Let's see what your consensus picks turn out to be.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 24, 2012 12:38 PM
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Scorsese's Two Ten Best Lists for Use of Light & Color, From 'Vertigo' to 'In the Mood For Love'

From the internet archives, check out two Ten Best lists from Martin Scorsese, which he did as a promo with Philips Electronics several years ago, via DVDtalk. The two lists are of films (one for domestic, another international) chosen for their use of light and color. Included are four films from the '40s, eight from the '50s...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 16, 2012 4:24 PM
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Top Ten List of All Time: Sight and Sound Critics' List Deadline Extended to May 21

Sunday night at the Grand (inside the bar, thanks to the deluge), I had a blast comparing top ten list notes with Lizzie Frankie of BFI Productions and John Cooper of the Sundance Film Festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 21, 2012 11:30 AM
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Oscars 2012: TOH! Readers Poll Results -- Snubbed Fassbender Beats Dujardin; Love for 'Tree of Life'

The results of our TOH! Readers Poll for Oscars 2012 are in and one thing is clear: Your taste is very different from that of the Academy.  Take a look at the winners below.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 27, 2012 7:44 PM
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Scorsese's List of 85 Films You Must See

During an interview, off the top of his head Martin Scorsese gave writer Rick Tetzeli a list of 85 must-see films that influenced him. Of course as an NYU Cinema Studies graduate and so-called film expert, I had to check my mettle against Scorsese.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 24, 2012 7:21 PM
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Titles in Search of a Script: from the Stanley Kubrick Archives

During their 34-year relationship, Stanley Kubrick and his personal assistant Tony Frewin developed a collection of potential movie titles under the headline: "Titles in search of a script." Lists of Note selected several of their wittiest ideas, with commentary from Frewin following each idea. Some of their most droll titles include:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • February 17, 2012 1:53 PM
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IMDb Releases Top 10 of the Last 10 Years Lists

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of its IMDBPro service, IMDb has released several "Top 10 of the Last 10 Years" lists, compiled from data collected by the site through the last decade.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • January 27, 2012 1:28 PM
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Best Performances of 2011: Standouts, Duos, Ensemble & Most Underrated

Standouts are just that -- performances with so much depth and subtlety that they could have college research papers written on their characters alone. Duos are two exceptional performances that are best considered together. Ensembles are those rare films whose entire primary casts are woven so finely that it's hard to tell where one performance begins and the other starts. There's also the Best Peformance Despite a Terrible Film and The Most Underrated Performance. Check them out below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 3, 2012 6:02 PM
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Empire Polls Actors' 2011 Faves with Surprising Results

I love the choices made by a gaggle of actors polled by Empire Magazine for their fave films of 2011.  "Jane Eyre" and "Take Shelter" were on my ten best list, and 'Attack the Block" made my top 20.  Here's a sample of some must-see, often offbeat films. I will have to check out "The Adopted."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 30, 2011 11:12 AM
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