The movie theater has already become a place to watch big budget nonsense, for better or worse. Explosions, familiar actors, repetitive plots, simple writing and expensive special effects are what theaters can sell to the worldwide audience. In Hollywood this means making movies for the dumbest person in the room. Sophisticated, controversial or creative material is left to the Netflix/HBOs of the world. Is it a coincidence that US Box Office has stumbled while Netflix/HBO continue to expand their audience?
1 - Seven Samurai - perfectly shot action - Mifune
2 - Andre Rublev - unique style of story telling - Tarkovsky
3 - Pickpocket - every frame is art - Bresson
4 - The Music Room - marriage of music and film - Chhabi Biswas
5 - Killer of Sheep - realism/social commentary - Charles Burnett