@nitrateglow tagged me to list my top ten favorite films (at the moment) along with three reasons why I love these movies.
Magnolia (1999, Paul Thomas Anderson, USA)
1. The ensemble cast.
2. Aimee Mann’s soundtrack.
3. The fantastic script.
Frances Ha (2012, Noah Baumbach, USA)
1. Great characters.
2. The French New Wave influence.
3. Endlessly quotable dialogue.
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, Carl Theodor Dreyer, France)
2. Joan’s inner strength.
3. The innovative camera work.
Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
1. Takashi Shimura’s heartbreaking performance.
2. The themes of redemption.
3. It’s sad, but hopeful tone.
The 400 Blows (1959, Francois Truffaut, France)
1. One of the greatest child performances of all time.
2. The character of Antoine Doinel.
3. The iconic ending.
Waiting for Guffman (1996, Christopher Guest, USA)
1. The scarily accurate portrayal of community theater.
2. Some of the funniest dialogue in film history.
3. The impeccable comedic cast.
Lady Bird (2017, Greta Gerwig, USA)
1. Greta Gerwig’s excellent script.
2. The empathetic representation of teenage and parental life.
3. My nostalgia for the early 2000s.
Paris, Texas (1984, Wim Wenders, Germany)
1. Harry Dean Stanton.
2. The peep show scene.
3. The beautiful cinematography.
A League of Their Own (1992, Penny Marshall, USA)
1. The theme of gender equality.
2. The wonderful cast.
3. Fantastic female role models.
Short Cuts (1993, Robert Altman, USA)
1. The perfect mix of comedy and tragedy.
2. Excellent performances.
3. The diverse cast of characters.
I tag @filmista and anybody who wants to do this.