The landscape of cinema has changed immeasurably in just 10 years. These 25 picks show how.
The IFC Center is running the largest retrospective to date of Abbas Kiarostami’s work, and its short film program is full of the director’s masterfully rendered trademarks.
The films I have chosen are not only incredible films, but also they are films I have loved for a very long time or they are films that I have grown to love after multiple viewings. A couple of them are stylish and cool, while others are extremely slow, difficult, and even tedious at times. However, they are all films that make the viewer think, and they are either films that comment upon film as an art form or are at the very least are aware of themselves as films. Hopefully people find the same joy in my recommendations as I do.