Thoughts about the ruinous Sight & Sound poll of 2022 have been repeatedly posted here, but please read Armond White‘s 12.7 condemnation piece.

“The film-loving tradition of Britain’s Sight and Sound magazine, especially its international poll on ‘The Greatest Films of All Time’, is over,” White declares. “[By] announcing the decennial poll’s latest results — Jeanne Dielman tops the list now, as Vertigo did in 2012 — S&S has ruined its trustworthiness [and] is no longer a reliable consensus, as the poll has fragmented film culture into political sects.”

That is exactly what’s happened.