The Dude abides.
Endlessly quotable, charmingly idiosyncratic, masterfully written, with a perfectly selected soundtrack and some of the most memorable characters of any genre. This was made for people who truly love film, which is evident in the unrivalled cult status it has attained over the years. What separates this flick from the majority of mediocre, surface-level comedies is it's unique story structure - as opposed to writing the plot around set-ups for specific gags, the humour in The Big Lebowski derives purely from…
The Florida Project is a touching tale of lost innocence in an unforgiving world, but at it’s core, it is a story of perspective. The whimsical adventures of Moonee and her friends fill you with nostalgia for the liberating imagination of childhood, whilst the sobering lens of the surrounding adults strips away the facade of their fantasy world. As the viewer we are able to see aspects of both our past and present selves in these characters, and it’s almost tragic - the way our outlook and priorities inevitably shift with age.
Ennio Morricone may be the only film composer able to rival the work of Hanz Zimmer; the music is impeccable in this, and fits every scene perfectly. The old bounty hunter is also a fantastic co-lead alongside Clint Eastwood, who both essentially compete to out-badass one another the entire movie.