Terry Gilliam is a director who is able to distinguish himself from the crowd through the themes he chooses and the way he portrays them. While his films may not be universally appreciated, he has developed a devoted fan following over the years. I am a huge fan of him and one of his best films in my opinion is Brazil.
We may remember an entire film, but it is specific moments that are memorable and are forever entrenched in our memory. Call Me By Your Name has one such moment. It also features a bit of acting that is breathtaking and heartbreaking at the same time.
In my opinion, Heat is one of the best crime/action films I’ve ever seen. Apart from the opportunity to see two of the finest actors of all time share screen space, we get some absolutely tense and nail-biting sequences. This includes one of the best shootouts in movie history.
In the numerous coming-of-age films that have come out, there are very few films that have managed to find a balance between the fun element and the slightly darker themes present in this kind of a story. In Risky Business, director Paul Brickman is able to find that balance.
Sometimes a film is remembered for just one scene but sometimes a film ends up with a sequence that is jaw-dropping. Eastern Promises just happens to have one of them.