Online critics pick 100 best director debuts

'Citizen Kane' leads OFCS list of top first features

NEW YORK -- Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane," David Lynch's "Eraserhead" and George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" are the top three in the Online Film Critics Society's selection of the 100 Best First Feature Films of All Time.

The OFCS said in a statement Monday that its writers have voted on their choices for "the most provocative, innovative and memorable directing debuts" in cinema history.

The top 10 also include "The Maltese Falcon" by John Huston, "Breathless" by Jean-Luc Godard, Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," "The Night of the Hunter" from Charles Laughton," the Coen brothers' "Blood Simple," as well as "The 400 Blows" by Francois Truffaut and Sidney Lumet's "12 Angry Men."

The full list is available here