But Who Shot It? (2019 Edition)

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Not a perfect measure & not a comprehensive, but here's are the rules. I go through every notable release, major or independent. If they have a credited D.P., I look up their work. If it's enough notable films for people to discern their esteem in a D.P., I include and rank them by cinematographer. If it's few notable films, they're not included.

This is meant only as a reference for those who can't decide if they should see a film based on its director. Often who they choose to shoot a film is the penchant of a promising, if not necessarily great, work. That's what I'm looking for. Whose previous work inspires interest & whose inspire suspicion.

1-12: Confident Favorites
13-25: Proficient Talents
26-48: Rising Stars
49-76: Malleable Strengths
77-102: Potential Often Wasted
103-119: Respected Trash
120-142: The Pits
143-150: Authorless or Special Designation

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  • Ad Astra

    1

  • Her Smell

    2

  • The Goldfinch

    3

  • 1917

    4

  • High Life

    5

  • Non-Fiction

    6

  • Little Women

    7

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    8

  • The Rhythm Section

    9

  • Glass

    10

  • Us

    11

  • Under the Silver Lake

    12

  • State Like Sleep

    13

  • Gloria Bell

    14

  • Honey Boy

    15

  • Our Time

    16

  • Zombieland: Double Tap

    17

  • Knife+Heart

    18

  • Long Shot

    19

  • High Flying Bird

    20

  • Teen Spirit

    21

  • The Sun is Also a Star

    22

  • Greta

    23

  • The Irishman

    24

  • Five Feet Apart

    25

  • Sunset

    26

  • Climax

    27

  • The Beach Bum

    28

  • Ash Is Purest White

    29

  • The Woman in the Window

    30

  • Black and Blue

    31

  • Midsommar

    32

  • Braid

    33

  • Stuber

    34

  • Family

    35

  • Fast Color

    36

  • Doctor Sleep

    37

  • The Kid Who Would Be King

    38

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    39

  • Charlie's Angels

    40

  • Holiday

    41

  • Midway

    42

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    43

  • Peterloo

    44

  • Motherless Brooklyn

    45

  • Isn't It Romantic

    46

  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    47

  • Unicorn Store

    48

  • The Mustang

    49

  • Knives Out

    50

  • Everybody Knows

    51

  • The Dead Don't Die

    52

  • The White Crow

    53

  • Relaxer

    54

  • Paddleton

    55

  • The New Mutants

    56

  • Fonzo

    57

  • Happy Death Day 2U

    58

  • The Dirt

    59

  • Superintelligence

    60

  • The Curse of La Llorona

    61

  • Annabelle Comes Home

    62

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    63

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    64

  • Pet Sematary

    65

  • Serenity

    66

  • Donnybrook

    67

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    68

  • The Hustle

    69

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    70

  • The Best of Enemies

    71

  • Girls of the Sun

    72

  • The Perfection

    73

  • Trial by Fire

    74

  • Gemini Man

    75

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    76

  • King of Thieves

    77

  • All Is True

    78

  • Late Night

    79

  • 21 Bridges

    80

  • The Aftermath

    81

  • Artemis Fowl

    82

  • Captive State

    83

  • Pokémon: Detective Pikachu

    84

  • The Hummingbird Project

    85

  • Diane

    86

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    87

  • Mary Magdalene

    88

  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    89

  • The Wind

    90

  • Avengers: Endgame

    91

  • The Upside

    92

  • Men in Black: International

    93

  • Fighting with My Family

    94

  • Captain Marvel

    95

  • Dumbo

    96

  • The Lion King

    97

  • Never Look Away

    98

  • The Unicorn

    99

  • The Highwaymen

    100