Every ten years, the British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound magazine polls nearly one thousand international film critics to find out what they consider the greatest movie of all time. For the past 50 years, the answer has always been the same: "Citizen Kane.” But this week, everything changed.
Instead of “Citizen Kane,” the critics chose Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo." This means that, for the next ten years, “Vertigo” will be known as the greatest movie of all time. And “Citizen Kane” will be number two.
Rafer Guzman is just fine with this decision. In fact, he likes it quite a bit. But Kristen Meinzer thinks mistakes were made.
Rafer and Kristen make up The Takeaway's Movie Date team. In addition to hosting the podcast, Rafer is film critic for Newsday and Kristen is culture producer for The Takeaway.