Stanley Kubrick: The name speaks for itself. The guy is one of the best directors on the entire planet. His work has inspired me to take great interest in the field of arts and entertainment. His choice of actors, music, location, cinematography, and atmosphere are all unique, amazing, and vivid to the viewer’s imagination. I would even go as far as to compare his level of work to what Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton did to the field of physics.
Favorite movies of Kubrick are three in my order: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, and A Clockwork Orange
Christopher Nolan: The man has an amazing mind and a great eye for visuals, casting, concept as well as storytelling. His films are breath-taking to watch on the big screen, he can create a smart balance between fantasy and reality, and the thing I love about his movies is that they focus entirely on narrative and development of character instead of just on visuals or styles. His movies have greatly inspired me and every time I watch them, I get something new out of them because he genuinely cares about his craft and has never disrespected his audience in any way possible, and doesn’t pander to them.
Favorite films of Nolan are The Dark Knight, Interstellar, and Insomnia.
When I was thirteen years old, I always loved watching movie reviewers on YouTube
Steven Spielberg: Spielberg has directed numerous movies in his career and they all have been successful financially and critically. His movies are heart-warming with strong content, his casting is great, his films are extremely emotional at the right time and at the right moment, the pacing in his movies are off the chart for me because he knows the balance on how long a shot should last and how long a scene should remain before continuing to the next one. His sense of comedy is extremely good along with the visuals which don’t even look like special effects; they look extremely realistic because he uses animatronics instead of a green screen and that adds to the level of realism in his films.
Favorite films of Spielberg: Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler’s List.
Martin Scorsese: For me, his level of excellence is the same as Kubrick since he never made a bad film or a movie with severe flaws. His films tend to center mostly on gangsters and their way of living but they contain so much content that I can’t praise them enough. His casting is amazing, his films are all inspiring, and they get you inside of his character’s head and make us understand where they come from which is any director’s biggest strength. His films include humor, unlike situations where no other director would be able to make it as successful as he does. His films all have some quite emotional moments where he humanizes everybody.
My favorite films of his are Goodfellas, The Departed, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
Kathryn Bigelow: She has given some of the most thrilling, exhilarating, yet emotional films about the subject matter which are relevant to our times like how soldiers spend their time in Iraq and watch so much destruction, the hunt for one of the biggest terrorists in the world, and how the American society deals with racisms in 1960s era of United States. She does not make every single character out to be human and not a caricature of the real-life person nor does she make exist in a black-and-white scenario where good guys are good while bad guys are evil. It’s not like that at all and since she’s a woman, it was a tough journey for her to become the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director in 2009 for The Hurt Locker. I would always support her and be a fan of her because of how strong the content is in her films and how she doesn’t degrade another gender to make one gender superior. She is honest in her portrayal of what the subject matter is, as well as the content.
Favorite films of her are three: Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty, and Blue Steel.
Well, my advice to all those movie-lovers is never to listen to film critics or movie reviewers on YouTube
Now, my query is, which movie inspired you to become something or make a change in your life? For example, you could say “The Shining had such a tremendous impact on my life that I wanted to become a photographer after I graduate from college”. For me, it was two movies that made me want to take great interest in the topic and study of arts: 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Dark Knight. Both of these films have such a powerful impact on my life that sometimes I want to do something in art like conduct music, create architecture, or become a film director with all my knowledge of movies and give something to the world.
Well, my advice to all those movie-lovers is never to listen to film critics or movie reviewers on YouTube, always think for yourself in regards to movies, TV shows, books, video games, or virtually any form of art because that’s another form of growing up and deciding for yourself.
When I was thirteen years old, I always loved watching movie reviewers on YouTube because they would provide me with the perspective of criticisms for the movie in ways I couldn’t look into. Whenever I had problems with any films or the praiseworthy aspect of a film, I went online to review all the reviewers and then made my own decision about a particular movie. But, since I got older and now, I am 20 years old, I have begun to notice how conceited they were and how they view themselves as superior in regards to their listeners. They think they can just put out any review of a movie and their fans would love and appreciate them for it but that’s not the case at all and it’s what makes them arrogant in the first place. They tend to exaggerate their criticisms and go overboard with the things they hate or love for that matter. The reason why they do it in the first place is simply to draw attention to themselves, increase their ratings as well as make themselves more famous because since they weren’t able to be filmmakers themselves, they unleash their frustration, agitation, and rage out on the filmmakers and don’t care about how much hard work it took to make a film. I have since given up completely on any film critic and movie reviewer on YouTube and have been my critic when it comes to movies, books, TV shows, video games, or any form of art because that’s the process of growing up. You’re your critic and nobody, I repeat, nobody can tell you what to like or what not to like because it means they are controlling you and want to influence you through their propaganda which they like to hide as their opinion. An example would be The Dark Knight Rises, I love that film to death and when I saw what the critics or reviewers were saying about it and talking about the plot holes, I said to myself “I don’t care what you guys think or say about the film because I love the film and to me, I even like it better than The Dark Knight and it is one of the best endings to an already amazing trilogy and I don’t care about the plot holes, the rushed reveal of Talia Al Ghul, Bane’s voice being hard to understand, the ending, and the sluggish fight scenes”.
That’s all I have to say to you: You shouldn’t give a s**t about what anybody thinks about any form of art which you love and hate. If you love Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, that’s great and I am happy for you and don’t worry about the Rotten Tomatoes’ score, what the critics thought of it nor the movie reviewers on YouTube, form your own opinion on movies or any kind of art because at the end of the day- it’s your own opinion that counts the most.