Submarine – 2010 Ayoade


Ayoade’s debut is splendid—so much cinematic energy packed into 97 minutesThe two lead characters- Oliver (Craig Roberts) and Jordana (Yasmin Paige) are represented by colors—red and blue respectively and it’s fascinating to watch this laid

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Central Station – 1998 Salles


A well-earned poignant tale—neorealism blended with a road-trip journey movie through 1990’s BrazilRich landscapes—sand and floral colors – large murals and small items like a lime green fan blade Starts with a sad montage of

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Too Old to Die Young – 2019 Refn


The 13 hour work from Refn has it’s throwaway stretches and astonishingly beautiful stretches—it’s too striking to ignore, and too flawed to be anything but a simple recommendIt’s Refn’s 8th archiveable film—the first 4 are

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The 73rd Best Director of All-Time: Buster Keaton


Keaton. Keaton is the silent set-piece master of comedy (at least until Tati made Playtime). He’s ahead of Chaplin despite Chaplin having the better filmography as it grades out). The use of the locomotive (The

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The 71st Best Director of All-Time: Sidney Lumet


Lumet. It’s an incredible filmography (17 archiveable films, 5 in their respective decade’s top 100, spanning 50 years) and there’s enough consistency in his work to consider him an auteur for sure. Still, he’s a

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The 70th Best Director of All-Time: Bela Tarr


Tarr. I might be another watch of The Turin Horse and especially Satantango away from shooting Tarr up to my top 50 directors of all-time. According to the consensus, Satantango is the 103rd best film of all-time and I have it

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Death Proof – 2007 Tarantino


Tarantino’s weakest effort to date but still in the archivesHe serves as his own DP and it is the least accomplished film  of his visually- not sure what, if anything, that meansI like the attempt

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The 68th Best Director of All-Time: Terry Gilliam


Gilliam. There’s no way he’s on here ahead of many deserving auteurs if I didn’t think Brazil was much closer to the 50th best film of all-time than the 183rd best where TSPDT consensus has it. Man, I wish

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The 67th Best Director of All-Time: Jacques Tati


Tati. Tati has a very small filmography but was certainly a style-plus director with a distinct look and a tight marriage to mise-en-scene and comedic architectural set-up.  The consistency in his work is worth more

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Margaret – 2011 Lonergan


Another feat for Lonergan—magnificent characterizations, supreme acting, accomplished writing—literate and metropolitan Supposed to come out in 2007 but lawsuits and studio/auteur battles over the length of the filmNo character in the film with the title

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