Davies's Distant Voices, Still Lives makes list of best films of last quarter century

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com November 09 2002 12:00 AM ET

BBC News reports that gay filmmaker Terence Davies's autobiographical Distant Voices, Still Lives has been named one of the 10 best films of the last 25 years in a Sight and Sound magazine critics' poll. To be considered, films had to have been released no earlier than January 1978.

Here are the top 10 from the survey:

1. Apocalypse Now (dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
2. Raging Bull (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1980)
3. Fanny and Alexander (dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1982)
4. GoodFellas (dir. Martin Scorsese, 1990)
5. Blue Velvet (dir. David Lynch, 1986)
6. Do the Right Thing (dir. Spike Lee, 1989)
7. Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott, 1982)
8. Chungking Express (dir. Wong Kar-Wai, 1994)
9. Distant Voices, Still Lives (dir. Terence Davies, 1988)
10. (tie) Once Upon a Time in America (dir. Sergio Leone, 1983) and Yi Yi (A One and a Two) (dir. Edward Yang, 1999)