Sunday, 28 February 2016

The 2015 Cinema Touch Awards - PICTURE

Julien Faddoul

5. American Ultra
For being my critical baby. I spent a great deal of time online defending this film to those who, to be a bitch, "just don't get it." In a year filled with great romances, this was one of the best and, maybe, 20 years from now, will be seen as a great work.

4. It Follows
For being, although absurd in detail, a stressful, ingeniously constructed horror film, creating a palpable sense of unimaginable dread with very little.

3. Mad Max: Fury Road
For an astonishingly assured plunge into dark, unadulterated psychedelic action-cinema; a plunge Hollywood should take more often. What a lovely day!

2. Carol
For an icy, contemplative, brilliantly written romance with an almost total lack of sentimentality. Its impeccable mix of lensing, mise-en-scène and performances creates a vivid web of dexterity rarely seen on screen. Virtually every shot and every gesture is so deeply felt as to be utterly penetrating.

1. Inside Out
For a true masterwork. A film of immense wisdom and vision and one that, like all great films, can change the way we interact and empathize with one another.

My Top Ten

6. The Look of Silence
7. Creed
8. Anomalisa
9. Buzzard
10. The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Honorable Mentions (Alphabetical)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Steve Jobs
When Marnie Was There

Films I'm Sad to Have Missed

Amour Fou
Ballet 422
Beloved Sisters
Black Coal, Thin Ice
Bone Tomahawk
Farewell, Herr Schwarz
The Forbidden Room
In My Father's House
The Keeping Room
The Kindergarten Teacher
Li'l Quinquin
Lost River
Man from Reno
A Midsummer's Fantasia
Mississippie Grind
The Overnight
The Princess of France
Queen and Country
Queen of the Desert
La Sapienza
The Search
The Second Mother
She's Funny That Way
Slow West
Strange Magic
Two Men in Town
The Voices
Welcome to New York
What We Do in the Shadows
Wild Canaries

Films I'm REALLY Sad to Have Missed

The Assassin
James White

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