Submit Your: Top Ten B&W Films Since 1980
In recognition of the wider release of Noah Baumbach’s new film, the Greta Gerwig-starring Frances Ha, I wanted to look at modern black & white films. Avowedly emulating the look of such Gordon Willis-shot Woody Allen works as Manhattan, Baumbach is in a long line of filmmakers who chose against the grain, whether for aesthetic or budgetary reasons, to eschew the now-conventional color palette. Some films attempt to capture a bygone era while others simply think it’s “cool”; in any case, films in the past few decades made in black & white tend to stand out as striking. So let us know in the comments which of your favorite modern or contemporary movies fit this stylistic mold.
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