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All 6 James Gray Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

By Vitor Guima

James Gray is a film director and screenwriter born in New York City on April 14, 1969. When he was a film student, he directed a short feature called “Cowboys and Angels”, attracting attention to his work. A few years later, he directed his first feature film, “Little Odessa”, which won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994.

With his great dialogue allied with themes that go deep into the human soul, all of his movies until now take the audience on a journey to a dark path that sometimes might seem to get darker. Most of all, his movies end up leading the characters to places where we might not recognize as good or bad and this plurality is one of the most interesting aspects of his films.

First things first, of course, let us state that Gray really does not have a ‘worst’ film in his career, so let’s say this is a ‘from good to best’ list. From “Little Odessa” to “The Lost City of Z” (his latest feature film), Gray consolidated his name in the industry among the most talented writers and directors from his generation, but still – as acclaimed as he is – he is not as acclaimed as he deserves.

So, here are all six James Gray films ranked and, of course, leave your thoughts on the comment section below.

6. The Yards (2000)

The Yards (2000)

Written by Gray and Matt Reeves (“Cloverfield”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”), “The Yards” follow the story of Leo Handler, a young man who gets out of prison and sees himself in the intricate world of contractors in New York.

With a plot that approaches corruption and violence while dealing with family drama, “The Yards” is a good film about a man who → continue…

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The Life and Times of Writer/Director Sofia Coppola – Indie Film Hustle

By Jonathan Roberts

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The Life and Times of Writer/Director Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola who lives in Paris, France is an American. She was born in New York City, New York and attended the California Institute of Arts, Mills College. She is a film director, producer, screenwriter and actress. She has two children and her parents are Francis Ford Coppola, her father a veteran movie director, producer and screenwriter and Eleanor Coppola her mother. In 1999, she wrote and directed the movie The Virgin Suicides.

For her directional role in Lost in Translation, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2003 and presently is the third in line of women who have been nominated in the category of an Academy Award for Best Director. Sofia Coppola won the top award “Golden Lion” at the Venice Film Festival in 2010 for her role in the drama Somewhere; she is the only American actress and fourth American filmmaker who has won this award). Her personal life is unique.

Sofia Coppola was given birth to on May 14, 1971, and is 45 years. She happens to be an only daughter and the youngest child in the Coppola clan. According to her, she had spent a quite number of years in Tokyo, especially during her 20s when she and a friend owned a miniature clothing line together.

This according to her accorded them the opportunity to always travel to Tokyo a couple of times per year. In 1999, she married Spike Jonze who she had met in 1992 and divorced him in 2003 after an official statement that stated that the divorce was one reached with sadness. In 2006, → continue…

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