|La dolce vita
|Raiders of the Lost Ark
|North by Northwest
|Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
|Everything Everywhere All at Once
|Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Tarkovski "Stalker" is bigger that life, it exceedes expectation and does things with viewer that can't be explained. I personally need a long walk through empty streets after watching "Stalker".
La dolce vita
Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" is a mystery to me: it is like I am watching different movie every time. I'd describe "La Dolce Vita" like liquid, it flows around uncontrollably, opening new doors and pathways every time.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones has been my hero from the age 6-7 and he's is still one of my favourite charaters from movies. It's just the perfect blockbuster, it's entertaining and touching, awe-inspiring and totally ahead of its time.
Best horror movie of all time. John Carpenter made the perfect setting for the most chilling and demonic beasts ever seen in cinema history. On the one hand, "The Thing" is idiotically simple but the simplicity is its biggest feat: it's visually stunning and abnormally scary even today.
When people talk about Stanley Kubrick they usually end up praising "2001". Well, I understand that, but when "2001" uses in-your-face visuals to express its visionary ideas and subtexts, then "The Shining" hides all those same things in the sidelines. One on the best thrillers ever made, but it's just the cover: behind that is one of the most difficult and textured dramas.
North by Northwest
While "Psycho" is definitely most popular and praised Hitchcock movie, "Birds" is blueprint on horror movies that we were all scared of as a child and "Vertigo" is just perfect thriller, then "North by Northwest" is cornerstone for modern blockbusters. Would we have James Bond movies without "North by Northwest"? Or "Mission Impossible"? Or even "Indiana Jones"? I doubt that.
Try to imagine our pop culture without "Pulp Fiction". Umm...
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Guy Ritchie took long history of mafia movies, threw away all the excess bravura and pose and left only the essence. So "Lock, Stock" is basically downgraded mafia movie which is somehow even more cool, awesome and exciting than, sorry for saying that, "The Godfather".
If there was only one comedy movie in the entire world I would choose "Groundhog Day". You can laugh, you can cry and you can rewatch it endless times. Movie to take with yourself to desert island. Also, would we have all those time loop movies and TV shows without "Groundhog Day"?
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Maybe we don't understand the impact of "Everything Everywhere All at Once" just yet but it could be one of the most important movies of 21st century. Kwan and Scheinert poured out their love for movies and result is here: two and a half hours of pure genius.