The two are among a handful of remaining people on Earth, all of whom supposedly serve the same purpose. Son of Saul Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes' debut received serious buzz when it hit the festival circuit this year, in part because of its fresh perspective on an era the international film world knows well. Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg, 2001 The idea of a robot as an anthropomorphic sentient machine was first introduced by Czech writer Karel Čapek in 1921, much before any such concept was turned from fiction to reality. Complete list of Coming to Theaters. Praised for its originality, but criticized for severe plot holes and clichés, Oblivion is mostly interesting for its attempts at creating an allegorical story, and being based on the idea of questioning the society and the status quo. Snowpiercer takes place in a new ice age accidentally brought about by people, as a result of a failed experiment to subvert the trend of global warming. Adi sits there, soaking it in.
In the teetering aftermath of one national nightmare, why not revisit another. However, in 2015, that amount is over 60% in many cases. White God White God is the only film this year — and possibly ever — to unleash hundreds of dogs loose on the streets of Budapest. France has always been a trailblazer for European cinema. In the 20th century, these dangers were fascism, dictatorships, technocracy, bureaucracy, eugenics — those are the reasons why Huxley wrote Brave New World, Orwell his 1984, or Bradbury his Fahrenheit 451. But elaborating more would inevitably result in spoilers.
Take a look below and let us know your favorites in the comments. In other words, to create a dystopia is way of issuing a warning about existing or impending dangers. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and. A Most Violent Year Having made a name for himself picking his way through gripping stories of men in crisis, J. Jordan's Adonis Creed struggle to accept his own father's name becomes a complex metaphor for the movie's own tricky relationship with Sylvester Stallone's iconic 1976 original. A joyfully perverse exercise in world-building for a franchise that will only live on in fan fiction, the Wachowskis' space opera was a vibrant throwback to gonzo epics like The Fifth Element, Brazil, and the siblings' own The Matrix. Is it really about feminism? That leads to some understated but very dark places.
Not only is it a likely awards-reaper for its magnificent leads Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, and Todd Haynes' best film since 2002's Far From Heaven, it passes the Bechdel test in its first five minutes. A particularly violent execution of three drug dealers brings Dredd and Anderson to Peach Trees an ironic euphemism given the setting , a housing tower, and pits them against Ma-Ma, a ruthless drug kingpin Lena Headey. Nevertheless, from the outset, it became a cornerstone trope in science fiction. Room The big-screen adaptation of Emma Donoghue's best-selling novel, about a mother raising her son in captivity after being abducted as a teenager, has built-in challenges. For director Pete Docter it was a semi-autobiographical labour of love; for the rest of us, it was an alloyed joy. Steve Jobs The best thing to come out of the Sony hack - and there wasn't a heck of a lot of competition - Danny Boyle's slick, mesmerising fly-on-the-wall drama shifted studios before it saw the light of day. We laughed, we cried, then we went home and told our imaginary friend all about it.
That movie saw Greta Gerwig as a millennial archetype, stuck in a liberal-arts-enabled malaise, while Mistress America casts her as the polar opposite, a woman with so many ideas, so many ambitions, that she can only spin her wheels. Stéphane, the daydreamer, is a perfect alter ego for Gondry, turning this simple story into a bittersweet comedy that is at the same time essentially French. His attempts to win her however prove futile, as does his desire to gain respect and appreciation in his new job. That was the premise behind Neighbors 2015 , which starred the unlikely comedic trio of Zac Efron, fratboy extraordinaire, and the yuppie couple of Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Recently dumped by his wife, David Colin Farrell faces some desperate, dark stuff at the hotel. The best documentaries are sometimes fortuitous accidents—Jules and Gédéon Naudet, who filmed the 2002 film , thought they were making a routine movie about a New York City firefighter—and Weiner is one of the very best. Writer-director was crazy enough to take these crazy people seriously—imagining that their Old Testament God is real, vengeful and cruel.
Although the viewer might discern a love story, a liaison between a married woman and a single man, this does not become the main narrative thread of the movie. The second story is of a pious young girl locked in her room as punishment for a transgression whose religious fervor commingles with sexual arousal courtesy of a very large cucumber. Mad Max: Fury Road More than 30 years after leaving Max in the wasteland, George Miller returns to his signature series with results that can conservatively be called extraordinary. To make a good sci-fi film, you need more than a good idea. Spotlight Journalism can be a tedious business, more about sifting through vast piles of spreadsheets than rendezvousing with sources in dark parking lots. The storytelling is sometimes witty, sometimes emotional; the voice work including Brendan Gleeson is perfectly cast; and the sumptuous 2D animation plays like a lushly illustrated picture book, come to life. In a year in which Daniel Craig couldn't stop hinting that his 007 days are numbered, Tom Cruise showed us why 53 is the new infinity.
Yes, it's darker, and yes, it has a lot to do in telling its own story and setting up the subsequent Civil War and beyond. However, naturalistic representation is not only used for the portrayal of sexuality. And let's be real: this movie goes. In this film, she encompasses a devastating array of emotions as a mother who is slowly dying of cancer. Idiocracy Mike Judge, 2006 Quite possibly the only movie that can be qualified as a dystopian comedy, Idiocracy is the brain child of Mike Judge, a versatile author behind famous animated series Beavis and Butthead, and King of the Hill, films like Office Space, as well as the currently running series Silicon Valley. To get there, he must hijack information from his former boss, a citizen of Elysium William Fichtner , and soon enough, somewhat reluctantly, go from saving his own life to spearheading a revolution. Inside Out Just when Pixar seemed to be running out of steam in the wake of so-so sequels and mark-missing original ideas, along came , a movie as bold and smart as any release this year, and back the studio went to the top of the animation's Mount Olympus.
. In an attempt to subvert this trend, the government, being a brutal, militaristic dictatorship, issues an act which enables them to annually select a group of teenagers, isolate them on an island, and force them to fight each other to the death. With a fiendishly clever script from Jack Reacher writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, the finest action-sequences-as-adrenaline-soaked-therapy-sessions money can buy, and a captivating performance from newcomer Rebecca Ferguson, the fifth film in this endlessly inventive franchise hit yet another level of delicious absurdity in its exploitation of masculine vanity. Abrams Lost, Alias, Super 8 or John Goodman, seeing this picture will require no cajoling. But Lenny Abrahamson's film version is as much a cinematic triumph as the book was a literary one.