Once a decade since 1952, the BFI (British Film Institute) polls top critics and filmmakers from around the globe, asking them to choose the 10 greatest films of all time. The results are compiled and published in BFI's monthly publication, Sight and Sound magazine. The 2012 selections will be published later this year.
As we await the final list, Roger Ebert, arguably the world's most read and trusted critic, has just published his selections for the 10 Greatest films of all time. Here are his ten choices, listed in alphabetical order. These can all be found at the CPL. Please click on the links to place your holds:
Aguirre, Wrath of God (Directed by Werner Herzog) [DVD]
Apocalypse Now (Directed by Francis Ford Coppola) [DVD] [Blu-Ray]
Citizen Kane (Directed by Orson Welles) [DVD] [Blu-ray]
La Dolce Vita (Directed by Federico Fellini) [DVD]
The General (Directed by Buster Keaton) [DVD] [Blu-ray]
Raging Bull (Directed by Martin Scorsese) [DVD] [Blu-ray]
2001: A Space Odyssey (Directed by Stanley Kubrick) [DVD] [Blu-ray]
Tokyo Story (Directed by Yasujiro Ozu) [DVD]
The Tree of Life (Directed by Terrence Malick) [DVD] [Blu-ray]
Vertigo (Directed by Alfred Hitchcock) [DVD]
Ebert's original blog post can be found here.
I still can't believe he didn't include The Princess Bride... sigh.