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Lena Dunham’s Top Ten for Criterion Includes ‘Days of Heaven,’ ‘Broadcast News,’ ‘Straw Dogs’ and Four Agnes Varda Films

Lena Dunham's Top Ten for Criterion Includes 'Days of Heaven,' 'Broadcast News,' 'Straw Dogs' and Four Agnes Varda Films

Check out Lena Dunham’s well-curated Top 10 for Criterion, which includes plenty of ties (making the list’s grand total 15 films) but it’s worth it to see so many Agnes Varda titles make the cut. Dunham’s also a fan of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (“Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” and “The Marriage of Maria Braun,” both of which she calls “perfect”), Terrence Malick (“Days of Heaven”) and James L. Brooks (“Broadcast News”). 

Dunham’s funny commentary on her selections is here. Her 2010 film “Tiny Furniture” is a Criterion title.

1.Fish Tank” (dir. Andrea Arnold, 2009)

2.Days of Heaven” (dir. Terrence Malick, 1978)

3.Broadcast News” (dir. James L. Brooks, 1987)

4.Weekend” (dir. Andrew Haigh, 2011)

5. Tie: “La Pointe Courte” (1955), “Cleo from 5 to 7” (1962), “Le bonheur” (1965), “Vagabond” (1985); all directed by Agnes Varda

6. Tie: “The Marriage of Maria Braun” (1979), “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” (1974); both directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

7. Picnic at Hanging Rock” (dir. Peter Weir, 1975)

8. Tie: “Straw Dogs” (dir. Sam Peckinpah, 1971); “Dead Ringers” (dir. David Cronenberg, 1988)

9.Through a Glass Darkly” (dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1961)

10.The War Room” (dirs. Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, 1993)

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