The 10 Best Movies of Hal Ashby

Filmmaker Hal Ashby had a remarkable run in the 1970’s as a director of deeply humanistic dramas and comedies, demonstrating a total mastery of tone and pacing, and always allowing generous space for his actors to deliver amazing performances. Yet somehow, his movies were frequently overlooked upon their initial release, overshadowed by flashier filmmakers and […]

The 10 Most Visually Stunning Movies Shot By Gordon Willis

Gordon Willis has long been considered one of the greatest cinematographers ever to step behind a camera. It’s hard to imagine 1970’s cinema without his immeasurable contributions to the form, and through his fantastic collaborations with a variety of filmmakers (Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Alan Pakula worked with him numerous times) he put […]

The 10 Most Visually Stunning Movies Shot by Robert Elswit

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Robert Elswit is unquestionably one of the most versatile cinematographers currently shooting major motion pictures. With incredible ease, he’s able to shift from gargantuan action pictures like the two most recent Mission: Impossible entries to something smaller and more personal like the edgy indie Nightcrawler. He’s been working in the industry for 35 years, and […]

The 10 Most Visually Stunning Movies Shot by Robert Richardson

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Robert Richardson has been on cinema’s shortlist of the greatest cinematographers working in the business for over the last 30 years. He’s worked with some absolute titans of the filmmaking world, with results that have been consistently excellent, spanning multiple genres and formats. Recognized by the Academy three times with Oscars for Best Cinematography (JFK, […]