Digital Cinematography

As the film vs digital debate continues to rage, I remain firmly planted on the film side. However, there are several directors who use this new medium to create exceptionally good-looking films. So I'd like to use this space to collect all the reasons I'm wrong about digital video, starting with a few examples offered by KMo and myself.

What's your favorite film shot on digital?

Dedications and other fun trivia in the notes.

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  • Collateral
  • Blackhat
  • Miami Vice
  • Public Enemies
  • Zodiac
  • The Social Network
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Gone Girl
  • Che: Part One
  • Che: Part Two
  • Contagion
  • Side Effects
  • Magic Mike
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • Sicario
  • Prisoners
  • Nightcrawler
  • Speed Racer
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Drive
  • Only God Forgives
  • Only Lovers Left Alive
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Under the Skin
  • Gravity
  • Avatar
  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • 28 Days Later
  • Vidocq
  • Russian Ark
  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Inland Empire
  • Berberian Sound Studio
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • Cosmopolis
  • Maps to the Stars
  • Upstream Color
  • Skyfall
  • Crimson Peak
  • The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears
  • Blue Ruin
  • Shame
  • Slow West
  • Life of Pi
  • Holy Motors
  • John Wick
  • Focus
  • Hugo
  • Gangster Squad
  • Still Life
  • Into the Woods
  • The Hunt
  • Prometheus
  • Melancholia
  • Tetro
  • Killer Joe
  • Like Someone in Love
  • Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
  • In Vanda's Room
  • Colossal Youth
  • Youth Without Youth
  • Winter's Bone
  • Stray Dogs
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • Mr. Turner
  • Twixt
  • Mysteries of Lisbon