|Lawrence of Arabia
|The Lives of Others
|Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
|Raise the Red Lantern
|Wong Kar Wai
|The Woman King
|Alejandro González Iñárritu
A masterpiece of visual metaphors and cinematic storytelling. I first watched this movie on
television when I was a child and I continue to revisit to understand more and more as an
Lawrence of Arabia
I’m choosing this title for the structure of the storytelling, the cinematography, and
cinematic displays. This choice is not about the man T. E. Lawrence who committed
numerous wartime atrocities. For some, visual rhetoric does not outweigh politics, but one
can certainly appreciate the art of filmmaking in this title.
Passion and politics have never been done better.
The Lives of Others
This is one perfect movie; a cautionary tale never grows old.
Jane Campion takes us where dreams reside; challenges us to locate the central character
and demands we discover who is the hero or heroine in the story.
Raise the Red Lantern
Essential viewing for mothers and their daughters.
Noir films have never been the same since this offering of such unexpected pure joy.
The Woman King
Expressing feelings that can’t be told any other way, this is a film we’ve all been waiting for,
and it changes everything.
The cinema of sentimentality and truth produced to perfection.
Many have copied Inarritu’s cinematic masterpiece but never accomplishing the same
powerful drama, story form and structure. This is another film that changed how and why
we make movies.