Movie making is one of the most comprehensive styles of storytelling. One of the most important characteristic of a good movie is how clear the director is regarding what needs to be said.
Michael Clayton is one of the best movies I have come across.
This is story is about a lawyer who works as a successful fixer and is known as the miracle man, though things in his own life are in turmoil and far from smooth. Things go for a toss when his lawyer friend uncovers a disastrous act of the large corporate and is murdered. Clayton needs to find truth underneath the thick haze of constraints, people and situations.
The movie is focused on the key characters and situations. The direction is immaculate. The movie also boasts of some great performances by George Clooney, Tilda Swinton and Tom Wilkinson. A simple, not very different yet very interesting which never loses its focus, no wonder it had seven Oscar nominations.