best film: Rashômon is a massive masterpiece that is rhythmically shot, is a meditation on truth told through a brilliant non-linear narrative, and is filled with probably the best camerawork of the Japanese master’s career.
I laughed at soderbergh’s retirement in 2013. I said then that I thought he’d make another movie because Tarantino—I was wrong. Tarantino released hateful eight in 2015 and we didn’t get logan lucky until 2017.
best film: The Third Man is a perfect film. It’s written by freaking graham greene for starters. It’s superb from the luminous photography by Robert Krasker’s(see photo above) to the performances (Valli, Cotton, Welles), to
It’ s a teen coming-of-age film made with clear artistic intentions. It’s clearly influenced by the graduate but with an 80’s capitalism and materialism spin (complete with wonderful neon titles, a fantastic tangerine dream score,
Part of Wenders “road trilogy” which includes alice in the cities and wrong move. The narrative is sparse with little momentum—scriptless- but this is simple description- not a negative critique as the film is brilliant
It’s mainly in the archives for the photographic slow-motion work of athletic bodies in motion by Towne and DP Michael Chapman. Chapman is the dp for taxi driver and raging bull- this film can’t compare