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Best Shot Movies


  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (R, 2007)

    Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker, Paul Schneider
    In 1881 a younger member of the notorious James gang becomes so inextricably drawn to and frightened... read more of his mentor that his own delusions of grandeur force him to consider doing the unthinkable.
    • djfunkybob
      djfunkybob: . The film was shot primarily in Alberta and shows the sometimes beautiful, sometimes bleak prairie landscape. Dimi
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • mikelclayton
      mikelclayton: Incredibly shot and skillfully acted variation on the Western genre. The film has relatively little action, es
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • LifeofFiction
      LifeofFiction: . Every scene is beautifully shot that just adds to the experience. Needless to say I loved the acting by everyone and the mood t
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Atonement

    Atonement (R, 2007)

    James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave
    In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privile... read morege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. Cecilia, he hopes, has comparable feelings; all it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony--who has a crush on Robbie--is compelled to interfere, going so far as accusing Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but he is arrested--and with Briony bearing false witness, the course of three lives is changed forever. Briony continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement and to an understanding of the power of enduring love.
    • hobbitgirl1
      hobbitgirl1: cAvoy but that boy deserves an Oscar for this one! His pain shows through his eyes in every single shot. The entire cast is fab, even Keira sodding Knightley plays her part well. The direction is a
      Reviewed 12 months days ago
    • fb100001048934982
      fb100001048934982: . This includes, but is not limited to, a 5 minute tracking shot that never cuts away. It's pure, unadulterated filmmaking that we see less and less of. Not onl
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • fb810685494
      fb810685494: . Beautifully shot. Stunning narrative. And that green dress?! Wow.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild (R, 2007)

    Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener
    Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, 22 year-old Christopher McCandless ins... read moretead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a na´ve idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost American son, a fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature? McCandless' quest took him from the wheat fields of South Dakota to a renegade trip down the Colorado River to the non-conformists' refuge of Slab City, California, and beyond. Along the way, he encountered a series of colorful characters at the very edges of American society who shaped his understanding of life and whose lives he, in turn, changed. In the end, he tested himself by heading alone into the wilds of the great North, where everything he had seen and learned and felt came to a head in ways he never could have expected.
    • fb595080674
      fb595080674: . This is a beautifully-shot adventure and soul search worth seeing.
      Reviewed 17 months days ago
    • fb1097130034
      fb1097130034: .. brilliant.. Amazing.. Etc etc.. Sure. what Mccandles did was stupid. But wonderfully shot nonetheless..
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
    • johnegallagher
      johnegallagher: . Storyline is intriguing, interesting, beautifully shot and what a performance by Emile!! fantastic! Very sad story about an ideaology of the lead char
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Control

    Control (R, 2007)

    Samantha Morton, Sam Riley, Alexandra Maria Lara, Joe Anderson, Toby Kebbell
    Ian Curtis has aspirations beyond the trappings of small town life in 1970s England. Wanting to emul... read moreate his musical heroes, such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop, he joins a band, and his musical ambition begins to thrive. Soon though, the everyday fears and emotions, that fuel his music, slowly begin to eat away at him. Married young, with a daughter, he is distracted from his family commitments by a new love and the growing expectations of his band, Joy Division. The strain manifests itself in his health. With epilepsy adding to his guilt and depression, desperation takes hold. Surrendering to the weight on his shoulders, Ian's tortured soul consumes him.
    • fb629176822
      fb629176822: ...for me the fact the film is shot in B&W adds atmosphere (No pun intended!)
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • robjewitt3
      robjewitt3: . This is nicely shot and framed with some excellent performances. However, it follows the trajectory of many a male
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb649523408
      fb649523408: it's a pitty they didn't shot this film in color. but maybe if it's not a b&w movie. it won't be a great heavy piece.
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Angel-A

    Angel-A (R, 2005)

    Rie Rasmussen, Jamel Debbouze, Gilbert Melki, Serge Riaboukine, Eric 'Parigo' Balliet
    A moralistic tale about a man, Andre, who gets a second chance in life when he meets Angela, a tall,... read more femme fatale whom he saves from a suicide bid in the Seine River. The two spend a memorable summer night in nearly deserted Paris where Angela exposes herself as a true angel, sent down to save Andre from himself.
  • Lust, Caution

    Lust, Caution (NC-17, 2007)

    Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Wang Lee Hom, Tou Chung Hua, Chu Tsz-ying
    Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee adapts this Eileen Chang story set in World War II-era Shangh... read moreai that details the political intrigue surrounding a powerful political figure named Mr. Yee (Tony Leung) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. Spanning the late '30s and early '40s, the movie introduces us to Hong Kong teen Wong Chia Chi (Tang Wei), a shy college freshman who finds her calling in a drama society devoted to patriotic plays. But the troupe's leader, Kuang Yu Min (Wang Leehom), isn't just a theater maven -- he's a revolutionary as well, and he's devoted to carrying out a bold plan to assassinate top Japanese collaborator Mr. Yee. Each student has an important role to play, and Wong puts herself in a dangerous position as Mrs. Mak; she befriends Mr. Yee's wife (Joan Chen), and slowly gains trust before tempting him into an affair. While at first the plan goes exactly as scripted, things suddenly take a deadly turn and Wong is emigrated from Hong Kong. Later, in 1941, the occupation shows no signs of ceasing and Wong is simply drifting through her days in Shanghai. Much to her surprise, the former actress finds Kuang requesting that she resume the role of Mrs. Mak. Now, as Wong again gains intimate access to her dangerous prey, she must struggle with her own identity in order to pull off the performance of a lifetime. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
    • paulelliott05
      paulelliott05: Beautifully shot drama set in the second Sino-Japanese war, exploring themes of identity, deception, and coercio
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • fb577001465
      fb577001465: Beautifully shot, surprisingly explicit but a bit on the slow side. Still well worth a watch
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • cjclark16
      cjclark16: . Each shot is perfectly-framed and expertly-crafted.
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age (PG-13, 2007)

    Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Molla
    "The Golden Age" finds Queen Elizabeth I facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Grow... read moreing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late 16th century Europe, Elizabeth finds her rule openly challenged by the Spanish King Philip II--with his powerful army and sea-dominating armada--determined to restore England to Catholicism. Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability in her love for Sir Walter Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country. Unable and unwilling to pursue her love, Elizabeth encourages her favorite lady-in-waiting, Bess, to befriend Raleigh to keep him near. But, this strategy forces Elizabeth to observe their growing intimacy. As she charts her course abroad, her trusted advisor, Sir Francis Walsingham, continues his masterful puppetry of Elizabeth's court at home--and her campaign to solidify absolute power. Through an intricate spy network, Walsingham uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne. But as he unmasks traitors that may include Elizabeth's own cousin Mary Stuart, he unknowingly sets England up for destruction.
    • Aimeeee
      Aimeeee: It was beautifully shot. The cast was great. I loved Cate Blanchett and Samantha Morton in this... pretty good sequel t
      Reviewed 6 years days ago
  • The Fall

    The Fall (R, 2006)

    Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Robin Smith, Julian Bleach
    Los Angeles, circa 1920s, a little immigrant girl finds herself in a hospital recovering from a fall... read more. She strikes up a friendship with a bedridden man who captivates her with a whimsical story that removes her far from the hospital doldrums into the exotic landscapes of her imagination. Making sure he keeps the girl interested in the story he interweaves her family and people she likes from the hospital into his tale.
    • fb760939223
      fb760939223: . The scenery is absolutely amazing (most shot without cgi effects) 9.5/10. Overall amazing.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • fb509096183
      fb509096183: . Tarsem chooses each shot with precision.

      The greatest visual treat is near the end of the film. One of the characters
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • fb633725002
      fb633725002: the Fall combines breathtaking visuals along with wonderful storytelling, and the fact that it was shot in over 20 different countries over a four year period with no CGI is mind-blowing. Lee pace is
      Reviewed 2 years days ago