This ranking of Gus Van Sant movies reminds me of two things. First, Drugstore Cowboy should be #1 because it’s an astounding film. Second, it’s highly unlikely Van Sant has a good movie left in him, given that it’s been a decade of mediocre to clunkers after the excellent Paranoid Park from 2007. Which is understandable, it happens to lots of directors. But like John Sayles, it’s surprising when such a unique and independent voice just runs out of interesting stories to tell mid-career. But storytelling is hard. It happens.