It just doesn’t get any more freaking awesome than Chinese Super Ninjas.
This brilliant action sequence whets your appetite while barely preparing you for the martial arts mayhem to come.
A beautiful, aesthetic scene to watch as well as one full of signature kick-ass moments.
It undercuts viewers’ expectations and forces us to rethink our assumptions and expectations, to question why we got so excited in the first place.
The Sacrifice has often been labelled Tarkovsky’s “last will and testament.”
In one brief, spiteful speech, the film’s “hero” sums up all that is wrong with modern society.
This was the movie that first got me thinking about “scenes I go back to.”
Jackie Chan wants you to know that only he, and no mere mortal, can pull something like that off.
A mix of manic comedy, inventive camerawork, absurdism, and a surprisingly touching bit of family drama.
To this day, the movie’s effects remain some of my favorites.
It may be the height of fantasy, but there’s still great, undeniable Truth contained within these minutes.
Transcends mere obscenity through amazing dialog and stellar performances.
This film’s stunning visuals forever changed my view of the country of Iran.
A decidedly offbeat and absurd scene that is, in fact, a stroke of genius.
Chilling because of great acting, great dialog, and above all else, great atmosphere.
A scene that’s as soul-stirring as it is jaw-dropping, a visual feast as well as an adrenaline rush.
It’s worth noting that John Woo’s most bullet-riddled sequences are incredibly artistic.
Exploding. Ninja. Heads.
An opening sequence that constantly twists and tweaks that which is “normal” and “real.”
The film’s position in pop culture does nothing to deny its power and depth.
Borders on something transcendental and spiritual.
It feels like the entire movie was building up to this one moment.
It’s a beautiful, even haunting film, and its closing credits sequence is especially powerful.
The first time I realized that profound, even spiritual truth could be conveyed via post-modern, pastiched-up, obscenity-laden pop culture.
Despite using simple practical effects, the resulting scene is no less magical and haunting.
A little messy in places due to its ambitions, but it still works in all sorts of beautiful and mysterious ways.
A fleeting, ephemeral image.
The Incredibles is my favorite Pixar movie.
It’s easy to see why Scott would consider Blade Runner to be his most complete film.
Hints at the bittersweet and otherworldly melancholy that gives Last Life in the Universe its emotional heft.
Filled with boundless creativity, joy, and a child-like wonder at the simplest and seemingly most mundane of things.