You know, I saw "The Lost City of Z" just a few weeks ago and I can't believe I haven't shared my thoughts. It's such a beautiful, surreal and ambitious film. Some parts meander, but the overall impact is stunning. Its director James Gray has become one of the very best American filmmakers around, I believe it all started with 2007's "We Own the Night," then he follwed that one up with 2009's "Two Lovers," one of the most underrated films of all-time, and continued on with 2014's "The Immigrant." There's a beautifully realized classicism to Gray's filmmaking. He's making movies that are all, but, extinct these days in the populous and highly stylized cinematic market in this country.
With all that being said it pains me to hear him tell Vulture that he is struggling financially:
“You know, people assume that because I’m a director, I make tons of money. I am struggling financially,” he said.