For our 56th instalment, we got in touch with Jordan Clarke, a Canadian-based director and 3D artist.
Below are Jordan’s selects and what he had to say:
- Pina (2011)
- Force Majeure (2015)
- Lost in Translation (2004)
- Shithouse (2020)
- ‘Little Molly’ Tommy Cash (2018)
- ‘Yonkers’ Tyler The Creator (2011)
- ‘Fuck’ Oliver Tree (2019)
- Rone (2022)
- Kenzo World (2016)
This is a dance film featuring the work of Pina Bauch. Before watching this film I had a very narrow idea of what dance could be. This movie opened up my mind to the indescribable emotions, humour, sadness, and joy that the body could communicate without words.
As a new parent, this movie hit me hard. The unspoken family dynamics is incredible to watch and although this is a drama, there’s laugh out loud comedy expertly placed throughout the serious plot.
I don’t think Sofia Coppola knew what she was doing when she threw Bill Murray and future mega star Scarlett Johansson together in Tokyo to see what would happen. Despite this, the movie evokes so much feeling that I’ve watched the movie almost every year since it was made, and have visited the Tokyo hotel that they feature.
This movie brings me right back to a certain time in my life when I was travelling overseas by myself and trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life. As I get older, this movie has evolved to hold many different meanings for me.
I absolutely love coming of age films. The rawness, sadness, mix of awkward moments and mood swings takes me right back. Although this is not a masterclass in filmmaking, I feel like the director (who starred, wrote, and directed it) is unpretentious, extremely likeable, but also cringey in the best way.
I’m a sucker for videos that have a novel tone that I’ve never experienced. This video is insanely captivating, hilarious, perfectly timed, and will always impress or disgust whoever I show it to.
This was the first music video to punch me in the face. It was the birth of a star who revolutionized hip hop.
I’ve never seen a video perfectly encapsulate the title of the song. To me, Oliver tree is part of the new wave of musicians that blend comedy, art, and music together in our fast-paced, TikTok fueled world.
For me, the goal of a music video is not to tell a story, but to express a feeling without words. I feel something big here, I don’t know what it is, but boy do I feel it.
This has an unbelievable performance by Margaret Qualley that is perfectly choreographed to the song. The tone is playful yet beautiful, with plenty of smiles and I can’t get enough of it.