Director: Fritz Lang (1st)
Fritz Lang’s thriller classic featuring one of the the most sensational endings to a film ever: In a citizens trial of a Child murderer, a town toils with their own idea of justice. It’s an all-encompassing view of a city dealing with a child murderer.
The Elephant Man (1980)
Director: David Lynch (1st)
A devastatingly touching and beatiful story about the remarkable young man born with elephantitis. A narrative meant for David Lynch’s artistic touch and unique view on the subject. Anthony Hopkins and John Hunt are incredible together, but Hunt’s broken portrayal of the elephant man makes this an all-timer.
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock (1st)
‘Foreign Correspondent’ is Alfred Hitchcock’s most daring and grand project throughout his entire filmography. It’s the same suspense-building, wonderfully shot and acted Hitchcock film, but with a larger focus on the world-building aspect.
Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda (1st)
Kore-eda’s always been one of my favorite directors and his latest entry “Shoplifters” is again, an appallingly human story, about a makeshift family living on the outskirts of society. It’s stunningly beautiful and filled with compassion for these characters. Sakura Ando and Lily Frankie broke me in this film.
Director: Lenny Abrahamson (1st)
Experiencing the world through Jack Tremblay’s characters extremely limited perspective is absolutely fascinating. Discovering the mysteries of life, slowly, thorugh a child’s eyes, while confined to an enclosed space creates this ultra unique experience. On top of that, Brie Larson and Tremblay are brilliant in this tragic yet inspiring tale.