1. Martin Scorsese
There is a vivid and usually rough culture breathing inside of a Scorsese film. Typically stemming from the streets of New York city, where the director himself was raised. The level of detail in the beauty and ugliness of the city streets is both intoxicating and bittersweet. I share in this intimate connection because I also am from the Bronx, NY. This was how Scorsese first caught my eye with Raging Bull. The scene where LaMotta sees Vicky at the neighborhood pool is a moment I feel like I really lived through. That movie ended up being the reason I've dedicated so much time to enjoying and studying film. I wasn't aware at 13 how poetically a movie could touch memories and bring them back to life, or how much a director like Martin Scorsese cares about bringing these moments to life. It really did change who I am. Despite all this sappiness I genuinely believe he's one of the greatest filmmakers. No other director has a filmography as impressive as Scorsese. He's done it all; drama, romance, dark comedy, mobster, and even historical films. I challenge every film buff to go through his movies from start to finish. It's a spectacular journey.
MUST WATCH FILM - 'Goodfellas'
MY FAVORITE - 'Raging Bull'
LATEST RELEASE - 'The Irishman'