mainstream critics are strange


Following is my experiences of movies on the Sight & Sound list of the 10 greatest movies ever made:

I've seen the overrated Citizen Kane and slept through the 2001: A Space Odyssey. I did not find anything particularly exceptional about Tokyo Story, and The Searchers does not deserve to be mentioned (except maybe for the lead's surprising non-angelic persona, which gives him some complexity). I did not notice a single thing special about Vertigo, which made it more shocking given that the critics regarded it the greatest movie ever made! It was even more perplexing to find anyone honoring Rashomon at all. Of all those I've seen, the only one I actually like is The Passion of Joan of Arc