AR Staff, American Renaissance, June 28, 2020
The Criterion Collection has spent decades earning its reputation as the “go to” source for foreign, experimental, silent, and under-appreciated films. From time to time, it publishes “top ten” lists chosen by artists, musicians, filmmakers, and celebrities. Here are the American Renaissance picks.
In the unforgiving Old West, whites must set aside their differences and work together to survive the merciless Indian savages in their midst.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
This is also widely considered one of the best films ever made. It is a meditation on the horrors of white fratricide and the complexities of Christian faith.
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
This is a superb look at the toll of “progress” on the family.
This Japanese classic is Jared Taylor’s favorite movie.
For All Mankind (1989)
A documentary about one of the white race’s greatest achievements: the exploration of space.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Spike Lee’s classic is a useful look at how blacks see themselves — and how they see us.
Che endures terrible deprivation, isolation, in-fighting within his cadre, and unbeatable odds — all in the name of his principles. He does not surrender, sell-out, or apologize. He was a true model for all revolutionaries.
Breaker Morant (1980)
This is a heartbreaking story from the Second Boer War.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
This is a well done film about the racial war between the somewhat naïve French pieds-noir and the Arabs in French Algeria in the 1950s and 60s. It shows surprisingly little anti-white bias.
Jean-Luc Goddard tells a visually stunning story about one hardboiled guy’s battle against a totalitarian state. (Note: Chris Roberts thinks this film is a masterpiece. Mr. Taylor does not agree.)