ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY NAMES THE 100 BEST FIRST FEATURE FILMS OF ALL TIME Image

The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) has announced its selection for the 100 Best First Feature Films of All Time. Not surprisingly, “Citizen Kane” grabs the top spot but Tarantino pulls out an impressive six spot for “Reservoir Dogs.” From the official press release:

The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), the professional association for Internet-based film reviewers, has announced its selection for the 100 Best First Feature Films of All Time. Spanning the cinematic experience from the silent era to the digital age, the OFCS writers pay tribute to the most impressive filmmaking debuts of all time.

For movie lovers, there are few things more exciting than the discovery of a bold new filmmaker. Through cinema history, many extraordinary directors immediately made their marks on the industry with their first feature-length films. The OFCS writers have voted on their choices for the most provocative, innovative and memorable directing debuts in cinema history.

The top 10 choices of the 100 Best First Feature Films of All Time, as chosen by the OFCS, are:

1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
2. Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1977)
3. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero, 1968)
4. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941)
5. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959)
6. Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)
7. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, 1955)
8. Blood Simple (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1984)
9. The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959)
10. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet, 1957)

The full list is available online at http://www.ofcs.org/2010/10/ofcs-top-100-100-best-first-films.html?spref=fb

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