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Sofia Coppola Movies

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Sofia Coppola movies are prickly little buggers. She has a style that’s off-putting to some, and the subjects she tackles are sometimes criticized for their flippancy or shallowness. But Sofia Coppola makes Sofia Coppola movies, so if you aren’t on board with her yet, you might as well stop here and find a new director to read about (maybe Quentin Tarantino, Sofia Coppola’s ex-boyfriend).

Sofia Coppola’s Godfather III work earned her a Razzie and effectively killed her acting career. About a decade later, her directorial debut—The Virgin Suicides—would be released, setting her on a path that would take her to an Oscar, a Venice Film Festival Golden Lion, and the hearts of every hardcore cinephile out there, where she still resides today.

Sofia Coppola Movies

The Virgin Suicides

A group of male friends become obsessed with a group of mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents after one of them commits suicide.

RATING:
(2 viewings)

A startling directorial debut. I first watched this film years ago, when I was just getting into movies. I watched it again just recently and was taken by it so much more. A deep film, full of overwhelming sorrow.

Lost in Translation

In Tokyo, a famous actor (Bill Murray) and a bored young wife (Scarlett Johansson) forge a strong interpersonal connection.

RATING:
(2 viewings)

Sofia Coppola’s once and future masterpiece. A simple, honest film that’s as well-crafted as it is emotionally satisfying. Not a single bum note over 100 minutes.

Marie Antoinette

A modern pop retelling of the story of France’s queen (Kirsten Dunst), the wife of Louis XVI, who ruled through her late teenage years.

RATING:
(1 viewing)

A film I don’t have much use for. I understand the appeal in some quarters, and the soundtrack is fun, but Kirsten Dunst feels overwhelmed to me, and ultimately, the film doesn’t speak to me.

Somewhere

A cocky movie star (Stephen Dorff) drifts through life, connectionless, until his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning) surprises him with an extended visit. (Click here for my full Somewhere review.)

RATING:
(1 viewing)

And this is where Sofia Coppola’s filmography starts to get painful. To be fair, I saw this film after a long day of screening much more satisfying films, so perhaps I wasn’t in the proper state for something so still and sedate, and I’m willing to give it another chance one day. But that first watch was a real chore.

The Bling Ring

Based on a true story, a group of California teenagers rob the homes of famous celebrities.

(0 viewings)

Coming soon!

 

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