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Derek Malcolm’s Century of Cinema

While researching something else (as is always the way), I stumbled upon former Guardian critic Derek Malcolm’s A Century of Films - a survey of his personal Top 100, with a robust defence of each film’s inclusion.

And on glancing down the list again for the first time since 2001, I notice that nine of his choices came from central and eastern Europe (or, in the case of Blanche, from a Polish filmmaker adapting a Polish play). This is perhaps unsurprising for a critic who came of age in the 1960s when Jancsó, Tarkovsky and the Czech New Wave dominated cinematic proceedings, but it’s gratifying nonetheless.

So here’s a direct link to his individual reviews:

Posted on 17th February 2008
Under: Poland, Andrzej Wajda, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Soviet Union, Walerian Borowczyk, Jiří Menzel, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Sergei Eisenstein, Yugoslavia, Miklós Jancsó, Andrei Tarkovsky, Károly Makk | No Comments »

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