Schindler’s List [1993]

The most “palpable” achievement of this film is its stunning black and white cinematography by Janusz Kaminski; truly some of the finest work behind the lens I’ve ever witnessed. Schindler’s List is very restrained, very simple, very non-Spielberg. An extremely painful story but, at the same time, a thing of beauty. Liam Neeson, Embeth Davidtz, and especially Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes are all excellent.