The International ★★★½

My personal preference would be for this to be a bit less talky and literal and a lot more visually impressionistic, but there's this heavy focus on both ancient and (mostly) modern architecture. There's the Hagia Sophia at the climax, or how an arms manufacturer's headquarters is here the Phaeno in Wolfsburg photoshopped into the side of an Italian cliff. And of course the incredible shootout at the Guggenheim. It's as if these structures just sprung up out of the landscape, somehow elegantly designed and yet also a natural part of the texture of the world. Sort of like money. All that capital is almost sentient here, less a tool of power than power itself, an edifice, completely self-interested but an insidious, implacable blank that doesn't care who spends it.