Children of Men (2006) - dir. Alfonso Cuaron
Forget the story (which is a tasty piece of recycled science fiction). Forget the acting (which is far above average across the board). Forget the score (fittingly brilliant). Forget the cinematography (even though it’s hard to do so). Forget the motifs (the shoes! Oh, Lord those shoes!). Forget everything.
Children of Men is brilliant just because of the way Alfonso Cuaron presents it to the audience. Seriously, it’s like watching a video game - he somehow puts you right in the world, at all times.