Top Ten 1974

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

As the inimitable Lenny Bruce in Bob Fosse’s biography Lenny, Dustin Hoffman goes straight for the jugular and gives us the comedian’s deadly wit as well as the roller-coaster personal life that fed his obscenity-laced and (at the time) controversial humour.

Honour Roll: William Atherton, The Sugarland Express; Albert Finney, Murder On the Orient Express; Jack Nicholson, Chinatown; Al Pacino, The Godfather Part II

BIL'S BEST ACTRESS

One of the most deserved Academy Awards ever handed out was to Ellen Burstyn as the widowed mother who has to put her life together with very little time and resources in Martin Scorsese’s effective Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore.  Burstyn unapologetically goes for the character’s humour, warmth, bitterness and…

  • Hearts and Minds

    1

  • The Conversation

    2

  • Lacombe, Lucien

    3

  • Chinatown

    4

  • The Godfather: Part II

    5

  • Celine and Julie Go Boating

    6

  • A Woman Under the Influence

    7

  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    8

  • Lenny

    9

  • Young Frankenstein

    10