There's a really great analysis of Roger Deakins' cinematography of the movie Prisoners.
I'd add this to the collection of shots:
Story spoiler but the fact that only his ear is lit is so good! Watch the movie and check out that shot.
More examples of his work (Jarhead has a ton of "invisible" VFX work by ILM, nicely done):
The Cinematography of | ROGER DEAKINS from Borealisk on Vimeo.