Made in USA (1966) - Jean Luc Godard
Some filmmakers are instantly and consistently entertaining, Godard is one of them. This was still during his adventerous sixties phase, so it bears many similarities to the films directly preceeding it. In fact it was shot simultaneously with Two or Three Things I Know About Her. This atakes Godard's love of America a little further, with a high amount of film references as always, including one of the main characters being named Widmark. The story is a conventional murder mystery, but when have you known Godard to shoot anything conventionally? He takes the tired and stale subject matter, and turns it into a fresh politically charged blend of avant-garde filmmaking. The man is a legend, and despite his most recent work, his reputation was well earned off of films like this.