Another video essay for the Film in Focus Rewatch series. This one’s on Lost in Translation, which many considered the best film of 2003 and one of the best of the decade. I personally wouldn’t go quite that far, but I’m glad to have someone like Stephanie Zacharek of Salon.com to make the case in this video essay, by honing in on one moment and exploring what makes it, and Sofia Coppola’s direction, beautiful and unique among American films.

Also be sure to check out Stephanie’s recent interview with Dennis Cozzalio of Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule, where she dishes on her development as a film critic, what it’s like to be one half of a film critic couple, and films both recent and past that have brought out her true sensibilities as a critic.