I’m such a movie geek I’m finishing my undergrad in film by making my thesis currently. I’ll talk movies with someone all day. If you’re into properly narrative or doc films here are my top 3 at the moment:
- Cafe Society
That said, it sounds like we both appreciate the visual music of film, the fluidity and eloquence of a moving image, it’s ability to say so much more than the written word. If you’re looking for the best film I could recommend, that’s easy: Tree of Life by Terrence Malick.
I know plenty of people knock it as a trope that film geeks like it too much, but it does some things no other movie’s ever done for me. It’s one that I typically need to sit with for a while before nodding off to sleep. I’d recommend you tour through his films to get an idea of his strengths and weaknesses that come with the territory of reconsidering how to tell compelling stories.
Additional mentions that came to mind today:
- Rear Window (1954)
- The Third Man (1949)
- Chunking Express (1994)
- Turtles Can Fly (2004) (if you want a brutal eye opener)