Artist Top 10s

Top 10 Composers

  1. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  2. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  3. George Frederic Handel (1685-1759)
  4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
  5. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
  6. Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849)
  7. Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
  8. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
  9. Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918)
  10. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

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The Wailing

Nail-chewing and hair-raising, The Wailing is a terrifying slice of supernatural thriller; a brutal, gloomily atmospheric riddle that refuses to be solved; and cast-iron proof of the exciting new wave of original South Korean cinema. It’s relentless, unforgiving, and unforgettable.

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50 Best Foreign Films of the 21st Century So Far

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Lee, 2000)
  • In the Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)
  • Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr, 2000)
  • Yi Yi: A One and a Two (Yang, 2000)
  • Y Tu Mamá También (Cuarón, 2001)
  • Lilya 4-Ever (Moodysson, 2002)
  • Crimson Gold (Panahi, 2003)
  • Downfall (Hirschbiegel, 2004)
  • Nobody Knows (Kore-eda, 2004)
  • Oldboy (Park, 2004)

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Love & Friendship

Lively, delightful, sprightly, and downright hysterical, Love & Friendship is a tart screwball comedy of manners, a crisp romantic treat, and a warm, fizzy concoction of Oscar Wilde and Downton Abbey. Deft, accessible, and calibrated with craft and cunning, it’s sly, wicked fun served with sides of mischievous looks and bewitching retorts.

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Everybody Wants Some!!

Easygoing, nostalgic, and phenomenally plotless, Everybody Wants Some!! is an endearingly aimless time capsule masquerading as a comedy; a relaxed and raunchy college bro-down that’s remarkably wholesome; and a thoughtful, passionate artistic argument for living in the moment before the moment slips away. Smart, wise, and beautifully textured, it’s a lithe, low-pressure picture of exuberance and exciting possibility.

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The Lobster

Strange, fascinating, and deeply unsettling, The Lobster is a lingering look, a straight-on stare into the mirror of modern relationships; a caustically funny and then supremely discomforting examination of the ways in which we try to forge connections with other members of our species. While its arthouse eccentricity is likely to make it inaccessible to mainstream audiences, it remains a worthwhile and offbeat dive into one of the greatest mysteries of all time.

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Spotlight

Methodical, mannered, and measured, Spotlight is a graceful story culled from lurid details; an honourable presentation of shockingly dishonourable behaviour; and an ensemble drama that acts as a tribute to its heroes without placing them on a pedestal. Concrete, exacting, and immaculately controlled, it’s a journalistic procedural that delivers its message with breathtaking force.

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