Elephant is the crown jewel in van Sant's filmography.
Saw it last night on a double bill with The Singing Detective.

Shot in the "square" format 1.33:1, Elephant is gorgeous.
If you love films, then Elephant is a must-see.
I'm getting a little weary of the columbine story, but it's re-told with such immediacy that I gained much more respect for Gus. (Not that I didn't have any before)
He's not resting on his laurels. He's hitting everybody where it hurts.