25. Robert Kramer
Chris Fujiwara

Near the beginning of Robert Kramer's Route One/USA, the main character, Doc, observes, "Everything's different and nothing has changed. The same civil wars are still being fought." Twenty years later, those wars are still being fought in America, and Kramer's epic meditation on the country's cultural and political divisions has lost nothing of its relevance and emotional depth. The film has a great density of themes: rebellion, generations, memory, all linked to the photographic property of cinema. Kramer's complexity of viewpoint, rhythm, and pace matches the complexity of the personal and social narratives that unfold over the course of this film.

25. ロバート・クレイマー