Daily Archives: January 15, 2015

Films of the Year [2015]

 From the January 2015 issue of Sight and Sound. — J.R.

HorseMoney
Horse Money
Director(s): Pedro Costa

 

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Adieu au langage
Director(s): Jean-Luc Godard

 

locke
 
Locke
Director(s): Steven Knight

 

TheOwners
 
The Owners
Director(s): Adilkhan Yerzhanov

 


 citizenfour
Citizenfour
Director(s): Laura Poitras

 

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TV vote
Borgen
Director(s): several

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Today

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Remarks:
 
Sadly, I’ve had to omit two exceptional Iranian films (Reza Mirkarimi’s
Today, Sepideh Farsi’s Red Rose), two exceptional performances by Juliette Binoche (Fred Schepisi & Gerald Di Pego’s Words and Pictures, Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria), Alain Resnais’ final feature (Life of Riley), and the belated appearance of Orson Welles’ unfinished and ancient but still-sprightly Too Much Johnson. But my top five continue to provoke and expand. Horse Money and The Owners need to travel more, and Locke, which feels like a classic heroic Western, deserves to be recognized as more than just a stunt or tour de force. Adieu au language re-invents 3-D and cinema, and Horse Money, like The Owners, Citizenfour, and Today (not to mention Borgen, in its own fashion). re-invents both the world and its moral prerogatives.

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