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🥳🥳Brandon’s 1000th Review Contest🥳🥳

13 films

Well friends, I'm nearing my 1000th review on Letterboxd and am grateful for the friends I've made along the way.…

  • Escape to Nowhere
  • Firelight
  • Amblin'
  • Night Gallery
  • Duel

Steven Spielberg

40 films

Next up:

My first crush. The guy who taught me that the excitement of my childhood imagination is not something I'm…

  • Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring
  • 3-Iron
  • Time
  • The Bow
  • The Isle

Kim Ki-duk

22 films

Misanthropic. 

Misogynistic. 

Exploitative. 

Crudely sensational.

You're gonna hear all these buzz words about this bad boy iconoclast. These criticisms aren't…

  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • Duck, You Sucker
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Sergio Leone

8 films

Fans of Tarantino who’ve never seen Sergio Leone’s work will do well to check his stuff out. Grandiose, operatic, violent,…

  • The Young and the Damned
  • That Obscure Object of Desire
  • Belle de Jour
  • Él
  • Viridiana

Luis Buñuel

32 films

The surrealist mad man of Spain

I strongly recommend Buñuel if you’re into insightful cinematic takes on repression, fantasy, sexuality,…

  • Autumn Sonata
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Cries and Whispers
  • Winter Light
  • Persona

Ingmar Bergman

44 films

Having finished all 44 of his feature films, I can say Bergman speaks my language. He gets at things that…

  • City of Women
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • La Strada
  • I Vitelloni
  • Amarcord

Federico Fellini

23 films

Fellini's strongest period of filmmaking was during the 50s, when postwar Italy sunk deep on the auteur's shoulders. He was…

  • Black Swan
  • Requiem for a Dream
  • mother!
  • Noah
  • The Wrestler

Darren Aronofsky

7 films

Darren Aronofsky is the greatest contemporary filmmaker working today. Hands down. I know a lot of really smart people who…

  • The Lobster
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Dogtooth
  • Alps
  • The Favourite

Yorgos Lanthimos

7 films

Farcical allegories. Stilted dialogue. Weird sex stuff. Absurdist idiosyncrasies. Dark brand of surrealist humor. What else is there to say…

  • The Rider
  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me
  • Nomadland

Chloé Zhao

3 films

Hot Take: Chloé Zhao does Malick better than Malick does Malick. This is a statement of taste, by which I…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Shining

Stanley Kubrick

16 films

Kubrick does something no one else does. He combines hyper-controlled clarity with a variety of ambiguous cinematic meanings, and he…

  • Alien on Stage
  • Language Lessons
  • Clerk
  • The Lost Sons
  • We Are As Gods

SXSW 2021

16 films

20-year Sundance veteran taking his first spin at SXSW this year because...the plague has us all in doors and the…