This list is alphabetical by title. Three of the films are included in my list of the 100 greatest films; these are double asterisked. Eight others are included in other 100-best lists of mine (100 Greatest Films from Germany & Scandinavia, 100 Greatest English-Language Films, 100 Greatest Asian Films, and the 100 Best French list […]

OFFSIDE (Jafar Panahi, 2006)

Beautifully written (along with Shadmehr Rastin), directed and edited by Jafar Panahi, Offside is a very funny sports comedy that builds to a heart-walloping finish, one of cinema’s most brilliant moments of liberation and robust freedom: young women, who had been prevented from viewing the game in the Tehran stadium, participating in a street celebration […]