The 10 Best Films of 2015 [So far]
Halfway through the year, we have had some really good films, some bad films, few “WTF is happening” films , few commercial mass entertaining films and exceptionally brilliant indie films too. Below, I have listed The 10 Best Films of 2015 so far (January 2015- June 2015) that particularly left me in awe, and entertained me throughout.
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10. The Duke of Burgundy : Love can be this strange.
Visually enthralling, sexually charged and profoundly emotional, writer-director Peter Strickland’s latest feature The Duke of Burgundy explores the complete different side of sexual fantasy governed by submission and domination of a lesbian pair. Their array of emotions has been metaphorically represented by perplexing long shot close up of various variety of insects and bugs.
To describe this perfectly: If Linklater ever got drunk and hooked up with David Lynch under the Italian roads, Spring would be their bastard son. This atmospheric monster film quite intelligently glides through a lot of other good film on this list just because of the way its handled. The director duo here cleverly bend the rules set and come up with a horror-romance that talks about relationships, love and life in depths.
This might be the only horror film in recent times, that can potentially shit scare the youngsters, in the very similar fashion, how Requiem for a Dream had horrific impact on smokers . ‘It Follows’ is a story about college girl who is stalked by violent apparition after a casual sexual encounter. Film takes a jibe on promiscuous relationship having layers in its creepy subtext. Yes, it has amazing soundtrack too.
A fable of vindictive canines that borders on being a pure cinematic thriller,fusing human drama to it, that will haunt you for long time after end credits are rolled. Hungarian writer & director Kornél Mundruczó’s is an exciting adventure tale and brutal social realism that is not made for everyone, and probably your will shit your pants for sometimes, if you have a four legged friend at your home.
As captivating as it is tragic, Slow West was John M. Machlen’s fascinatingly original approach to westerns. There’s a scene in Slow West where salt slowly dribbles into the wounds of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Machlen’s film is quite the same. In its most tragic and dark moments it manages to jumble the viewer’s mind with purity and concise dramatic inventions of black-humor and comic oddity.
Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court moves at the same pace as the Indian Judicial system but it packs so much of satirical intense & ‘stripped down to naked’ court drama that you cant take your eyes off from the screen. Film revolves around singer & teacher Narayan Kamble who is accused of performing a song that inspired a sewer worker to kill himself.