Ruben's Top Ten Films
Ruben's Top Ten Films (In no particular order)
- The Big Lebowski (1998) directed by the Coen Brothers. Dark Comedy with brilliant dialogue and plot twists galore.
- The Cave of the Yellow Dog (2005) directed by Byambasuren Davaa. Drama set in the mountains of Mongolia with incredible cinematography, perfectly simple story and very natural performances.
- North By Northwest (1959) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. A Thriller so gripping that you'll forget where and who you are.
- Wayne's World (1992) directed by Penelope Spheeris. Classic teenage comedy with a great pace. Watch out for hilarious product placement spoof.
- Rashomon (1950) directed by Akira Kurosawa. The first film to use multiple flashbacks of the same event. Who to believe? Great narrative and cinematography.
- The Shining (1980) directed by Stanley Kubrick. Jack Nicholson is scary as hell! Creative yet not self-conscious photography and a chilling story. 'Clever-Scary' horror.
- Fargo (1996) directed by the Coen Brothers. Thriller/Dark comedy. Set in Minnesota, bleak and snowy yet beautifully shot. Excellent characters and performances. Gruesome, funny, poignant and it works.
- Some Like it Hot (1959) directed by Billy Wilder. Out of desperation for work, two male musicians dress as women and join an all female big band. Let chaos ensue.
- No Country For Old Men (2007) directed by the Coen Brothers. Very real thriller with a sinister baddie. No music and very atmospheric.
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) directed by Terry Gillian and Terry Jones. Spectacularly low budget adventure comedy. Seriously funny script, surreal animated segments and a surprisingly good sense of the dark ages. 'Makes Ben Hur look like an epic'.