The American Friend

The American Friend ★★★★★

“What’s wrong with a cowboy in Hamburg?” 

There are so many things to love about this—Bruno Ganz singing “Drive My Car”, Dennis Hopper giving one of his best performances, Nicholas Ray’s ominous theme music—and it may be one of my new favorites in the “be gay, do crime” sub-genre, but the real standout here is Robby Müller’s gorgeous fucking cinematography. One of the best shot movies I’ve ever seen.