This movie stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Dianne Lane and John C. Was this arrangement your idea? (Listen to the performance HERE). The Perfect storm is another movie that I will include on this list.
Morgan Freeman is, in my opinion, one of the best actors of his generation. I may even go on to say he is one of the greatest actors of all time. Not to mention the fact that he is probably the best narrator of all time. I mean, that voice! Would people really buy Visa if it weren’t for his voiceovers?
Another movie that featured Ethan Hawke that I thoroughly enjoyed was New York, I Love You. This movie is a remake of a film about Paris with a similar name and features a bunch of short films within the film. Hawke’s scene in this movie is one of my favorites.
Saving Private Ryan is another movie that has to make my list. Also brought to us from the lens of Steven Spielberg, and based on the same war as Schindler’s List, this movie takes more of a look at the battle front. According to veterans of this war, the Battle of Normandy is depicted incredibly accurately in this film.
Dances with Wolves- This is Costner’s most critically acclaimed film. He directed the epic and it 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Picture of 1990. It also won six other Oscars, including Best Director. Costner stars as Lt. John Dunbar in the film. The U.S Army sends Dunbar to protect a desolate outpost on frontier land. Dunbar become friends with a tribe of Sioux Indians and eventually joins them. Many of the scenes in the film, like the buffalo-hunting scene, are visual masterpieces. Costner does a wonderful job of playing a man who is lost and eventually discovers himself and his place in the world. The film is more than three hours long, but it is worth watching every minute.
It is a movie about pursuit of dream. No matter how old we are, how disappointed we are, we can not forget our dreams. The dream you want it to come true when you was a child, the dream you want to realize for someone you love.
Another film that definitely makes the cut for me is Great Expectations. This movie was based off the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, and stars Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Anne Bancroft, Hank Azaria and Chris Cooper.
One duo of directors who have been absolutely amazing over the past few years are the Coen brothers. Joel and Ethan Coen are a set of brothers to be reckoned with. If you have yet to see No Country For Old Men, The Big Lebowski and/or Fargo, you are missing out.
I think audiences appreciate the cinematography of a film. It not necessarily that they have to pinpoint things and say, “Oh, this is that,” but good cinematography allows them to read the movie. The cinematography is the language of it. They don’t necessarily have to understand what cinematography is as long as the movie can be read in the right way. I think audiences now are much more sophisticated and aware of the process, but if the movie works and is coherent the cinematography has already done its job.