Best, Most, Favourite (Explainer)

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So I came up with a with a way of rating films within a given category like genre, director, year of release etc.
It’s called ‘best, most, favourite’ - it’s a way of trying to wrangle my subjective/objective film instincts
‘Best’ is meant to be like a directors finest work of filmmaking or the simply the best film a genre produced - it’s the most objective of the categories, you’re meant to step out of you subjective POV and view a movie as the average observer 
‘Most’ is like the film that exemplifies the category and what that category is *meant* to achieve - it’s a little more subjective than Best but still reasonably…

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums


    Anderson’s meticulous design maximalist take on character and mis en scene was balanced with just enough deadpan in the performance and humanity in the writing for it all to make sense.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel


    If I wanted someone to get into Wes Anderson needed a movie that showed just how meticulous the director can getand how characterisation works in the Anderson-verse I would point towards Grand Budapest.

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou


    Maybe it’s because I have a thing for (co-writer) Noah Baumbach’s dialogue or Life Aquatic’s balance of sadness and brightness, but I love this movie.
    And I love that funeral scene.