This has been a good year for movies , good, not great . Either from the point of view of cinema as an industry or as an art film, 2015 it has been healthy .
As I mentioned in a previous post the first two thirds of the year were marked by a kind of revenge on the part of the public who supported unexpectedly films with features that until now have been considered inferior by the industry. Whether the film with women as protagonists focused on providing gender roles and stories out of the cliché that defined what many consider a macho industry ( Mad Max: Fury Road, Spy, Trainwreck, Pitch Perfect 2 ), or in movies a racially diverse cast ( Furious Seven, Straight Outta Compton ), the fact is that the industry was turned on its head . The trend continued in the last months of the year where until now the stories featuring women are gaining ground by nominating season preceding the awards season (closed Brooklyn, Carol, Room ), meanwhile stories whose protagonists not white people have struggled to keep fit following present in the picture (Creed, Concussion ).
What year did not bring were films of those life-changing, aesthetics and popular culture,this situation has resulted in no consensus in respect to the best films of the year, one can only review the lists that bloggers and critics continue to publish at the end of the year of the best films of the last 12 months to realize that in a year where there are many good movies agreements as to what the best do not exist.
From here I dare to name my favorite films of 2015 and , favorite saying, do not mean they are the best, only they are those I found have filled me and I consider have brought more to the table in terms of history technical and aesthetic. I hope you enjoy the list, you can find these films and watch movies online free at movietubenow.me. We’ll talk soon of other trends that have characterized the last third of the year, but that write when awards season begins in January.
- Cinderella . The adaptation of the classic Walt Disney animated offered few new things in terms of history, the development of the story of the prince is the most obvious example, but was successful in conveying the emotions of the original film and offered certainly one of the most beautiful visual shows of the year, especially outstanding costume design by Sandy Powell and production designer Dante Ferretti. Not always have to reinvent themselves, sometimes you just need to rediscover the best of original material and be noble and respectful to it, and it is in this sense that Cinderella wins.
- Deadpool (2016)Watch dead pool online on Movietube.
- Creed . In English when original content based on pre-existing stories and characters created is called spin off, and this is the case of Creed. This is the story of the bastard son of Apollo Creed, a fellow boxer Rocky Balboa listed on the original film, Rocky (1976), which is gaining importance in the aftermath of this story and finally dies in the ring in Rocky IV (1985). The film reunites director Ryan Coogler with the star of the film that made them famous to both Fruitvale Station (2013), Michael B. Jordan, who plays Adonis, the bastard son of Creed. The film is a story that combines family and identity with the classic structure of the sports movie themes, but which in turn reinvents cliches and makes them fresh for a new generation. The film also reunites us with Rocky Balboa, Sylvester Stallone, who probably offers the best performance of his career as a retired boxer Adonis’s arrival last moves you and makes you change the future. Points to the music of Ludwig Göransson.
- Ex Machina . This science fiction story not only looks incredibly beautiful, but develops a complex thriller where you do not know who the villain and who the victim. Each sequence plays with our preconceptions of the classical structures of thrillers and science fiction of American cinema and were manipulated so that when the end is revealed were in shock. It is noteworthy that the three protagonists of the film have been the revelation of the year, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson, have been everywhere during 2015, Vikander was another great role in The Danish Girl , Gleeson was seen in Brooklyn he and Isaac are part of the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
- Grandma and Mrs. America . Both independent films are the most original and funny scripts year and both films is starring two of the best comedy actresses of all time. Grandma , written and directed by Paul Weitz, offers one of the Lily Tomlin best roles in his entire career as a lesbian grandmother (Tomlin is gay in real life and is the first time that it has a role of this nature) in the course of a day must find money to help his granddaughter an abortion, although it sounds dramatic, the film is a pleasure. Mistress America offers us another gem coming from the minds of his starring Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach director who wrote the script together and who are partners in the real life. With this film Baumbach and Gerwig away from the world of Woody Allen with which they have previously been compared and eventually find their own voice, especially in the second act in which all the characters are gathered in a mansion. It is an absurd, real, smart and extremely funny film.
- Spotlight . ‘ve written a review of this film here , but can summarize that Spotlight e s probably a farewell letter to a profession that is disappearing as we have known so far, investigative journalism, and by extension, probably, of the latest films that have this kind of story in which a group of journalists struggle to reveal the truth about a thorny issue that has been kept hidden by the leaders of the structures underpinning our societies. Excellent.
- The Clouds of Sils Maria and The Assassin . Okay, these films are cinematic gems in his own right, both films were directed by two of the most important contemporary directors, in the case ofClouds it is Olivier Assayas, and Assassin, by Hsiao hsien Hou. Both movies affected me deeply and offer unique aesthetic approaches, both are instant classics. Clouds, with a great cast led by Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz, is a story that bends reality so as does a dream and has a very interesting script that constantly refers to the era of fame empty in which we live, a criticism about art as art. The Assassin is a tribute to the wuxia genre, in which a princess turned into a murderer must face his past amid a game of political interests in the distant past Chinese. The film is a sensory spectacle, many people complained that the story was not clear, but to some extent that is the goal, the viewer must put effort into building the story in your head, and if you know anything about Chinese history, as best.
- Amy and What Happened, Miss Simone? Two documentaries about two of the best jazz and soul singers ever. The life and work of Amy Winehouse and Nina Simone are reconstructed in all its tragic splendor in these two films, the first directed by Asif Kapadia original way, of which I spoke in a previous post, and the second by Liz Garbus. These deliveries returned the lyrics to their creative and allow them to speak from death on subjects like fame, family, happiness, mental illnesses and vices, and especially about loneliness.
- . Bridge of Spies, Youth, Steve Jobs I decided to put these three films together for several reasons, first because the list are the only films with purely male approaches, then for their efficiency in terms of narrative – the three films have deep stories using only a handful of players – and finally the three tapes speak of extraordinary men who do not belong to society, but who have determined, whether in fiction ( Youth ) or reality ( Bridge of Spies and Steve Jobs ). Another detail, these films have been directed by three of the best directors in the history respectively Steven Spielberg,Danny Boyle and Paolo Sorrentino. For Bridge , the story of a lawyer who at the beginning of the Cold War is meant to defend a Russian spy and then exchange it for an American prisoner, Spielberg offers one of the most delicate and exciting films of the year, the wealth of details and the choice of approach to history speaks of pure love the art of making movies, whether in subtle sequences as the output of a court where what we see are the legs of the actors as they walk on broken bulbs the flashes of photographers, or in sequences where the rapid construction of the Berlin Wall is observed and how ordinary people react to this atrocity, Spies is definitely a great film full of detail and fresh air on a genre that has been devoured by the action, the spy film. Youth is another masterpiece, especially in the visual aspect, it is mostly a reflection on aging and the legacy we leave.Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine are respectively a film director and a composer of classical music are spending some time at a spa in Switzerland, the journey is supposed to be for rest offers one problem after another for best friends, family problems, Applications for the Queen of England, and professional commitments require duo to face the harsh reality of having already been the anxiety it generates. Fast but emphatic appearance of Jane Fonda are not lost. Steve Jobs is a celebration of the writer, the great Aaron Sorkin, and as such is structured around the script that is the true protagonist of the film. Best theatrical style three acts are marked in three of the most important in the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs, who is the launch of the Macintosh computer, the launch of the NeXT failed, and finally the launch of the iMac now. In the minutes before each launch Jobs to discuss issues such as family, fame, ego, humanity and technology. With an impeccable cast headed by Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet and Jaeff Daniels, Steve Jobs is a master class in direction, writing, editing, and marketing contemporary history.
- Brooklyn . This film has the quality to refer universal themes through an intimate story, where we witness the changes in the life of a young Irish woman to move to New York in the fifties and transformed from a shy girl a woman with aspirations and self-confident. The story focuses on the experiences of Eilis, played by the always surprising Saoirse Ronan and his experience as an immigrant, but it adds an element that makes the story even richer when Eilis must return to Ireland because of a tragedy and then forced to decide between his new life and his past life, both represented by love interests. In New York waiting honest and Italian dreamer Tony, played by the charming Emory Cohen, while in Ireland the heir and respected Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) is in search of a wife and set their sights on Eilis. The film is full of beautiful moments; has a smart script and has much more humor than expected in a drama also looks beautiful. The detail that Eilis repeated garments seemed particularly lovely, and is an example of the magic of this film, Eilis repeated clothes, misses her family, going to school, learn to eat spaghetti, has his first job, at the end we’ve all been there. The story told in Brooklyn, has a bit of all of us, it’s a small film at the same time universal.
- Mad Max . Fury Road The first time I wrote about this film was in May and since then Mad Maxhas only become more and more present in my head. The summer passed and no film more special effects you had been able to overcome the visual and physical energy that displays this tape.Supported by an extremely simple story (rebels seeking a specific point of destination and are chased by villains, fate has disappeared and must return to the starting point) director George Miller supported by stellar performances, and very short of words, Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy, offers a film experience like few, or rather, as they are more in our days that action films are full of effects created on computers. This case is not about emotions, it’s about action. After much thought the film for all these months I have come to the conclusion that Mad Max has mythological features in a relatively simple story is full of allegories, heroes and villains, and daily lessons, but at the same time as big as life in terms of power, action and adventure. You can watch full series of Mad Max on projectfreetv.
- Inside Out. The director Pete Docter returned glory to Pixar. Inside Out, like the two previous job as director Docter, Monsters, Inc. (2001) and Up (2009) overflows with imagination and unique ideas that combine very human issues (grow, trust, build friendships, understanding those around us, look beyond appearances and above all adventures) with stunning visual and, most importantly, with a huge heart that ends with a lesson that will beyond what is good and what is bad. Inside Out is an epic film about one of the most important journeys in the lives of the main characters, who are not human or monsters are emotions. The movie set is the head of a preteen girl who is forced to leave his happy life small town where his family must move to the big city for business. This fact puts emotions living within Riley, the girl, in a whirlwind when they face the changes that occur in the environment at the same time that Riley is leaving her childhood to become a young woman. The emotions shown in the film are Disgust, Anger, Fear, Sadness and Joy , but Sadness (Phyllis Smith) and Joy (Amy Poehler) the real protagonists of this story. Alegria (Joy) hates sadness (Sadness) on the grounds that only serves to ruin everything the first successful, this tension is tested when both emotions are lost in the confines of Riley’s head and must undertake an adventure to return to the command center of emotions to prevent Riley escape from home. The world created by Docter and his team (especially striking is the music of composer Michael Giacchino) is great, full of ideas, colors and elements that define us as human. This epic film detailing effort would summarize paragraphs and paragraphs and would be a crime, so it’s best to say that few films in history have managed to speak with such maturity, charm and honesty about what defines us as human starting with the basics: laugh and mourn.
- Carol. There are points in history in which two or more artists gather at a specific time in which the harmony of ideas and hard work give the fruit a unique and important part, this is the case withCarol. The famed director Todd Haynes, who has already delivering masterpieces as Far from Heaven (2002) and I’m Not There (2007) joins Cate Blanchett, who not only stars in the film but also producing, and are based on a revolutionary novel author Patricia Highsmith (1921 – 1995), whose pieces have fueled the film from the last century with titles like Strangers on a Train (1951),The American Friend (1977), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) respectively directed by Hitchcock, Wenders and Minghella, whose content is adapted to the big screen by Phyllis Nagy, and together build a cast that include Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson and the shining Rooney Mara, to deliver a film that can not be less than stellar. It is a film experience supplemented by names like Sandy Powell as creative costumes, also responsible for the beautiful visual display in Cinderella , and music by Carter Bornwell, constant collaborator of the Coen brothers. The story follows a couple of months into the relationship between two women in the fifties, married, rich, upper class and the other a young, curious and bohemia. Needless to say that in this period of history a relationship of this kind would be many obstacles, but even though the story is interesting and somewhat rebellious point, highlighting the film is the atmosphere, is the intimate relationship it develops with what is being viewed on the screen that is more than romance or want to keep the protagonists end up together, have to do with the rate at which once enters tune is magnetic. Much of this achievement is the impressive display from acting Blanchett and Mara who offer layers of emotions with just a look or a gesture. Is Carol the film with the Hynes graduated artist and witness of this step is a pleasure for the senses, brain and soul.