In a saturated blockbusters and sequels successful year, the summer is full of premieres that will try to attract audiences of all ages. However, you may prefer the home theater, by the limitations of the undercard of your location, hours sometimes seem to be randomly drawn, lack of projections in original or because there are times of the day where you want to take advantage of the convenience and tranquility of the home.
Or simply, you are on vacation and have more time for the seventh art. In any case, you are in the right place because I have prepared a selection of jewelry recent movie you may find useful. Some believe that the series has surpassed the film but I think in part because many people only have the great innovations of Hollywood or the most talked about titles in the media in mind.Fortunately, there is more, much more to look.
‘Under the Skin’ (2013)
A surprising Scarlett Johansson is set to the orders of Jonathan Glazer in this fantastic strange and fascinating proposal that at first glance may seem a remake of ‘Species’ (1995): Alien looking lonely and naive men. The similarities are only superficial, I assure you …
‘The Double’ (2013)
After the lucky debut of ‘Submarine’, Richard Ayoade (known for ‘The IT Crowd’ series) is detached from the influence of Wes Anderson and embraces those of David Lynch and Terry Gilliam to film classic Fyodor Dostoevsky. An enigmatic and dark tale about identity where the boundaries between sanity and madness are blurred.
‘Words fail’ (‘Enough Said’, 2013)
Under the guise of friendly and pointless film that tries to engage the audience with one of the last performances of James Gandolfini, it hides actually one of the most honest and accomplished in recent years romantic comedies. Nicole Holofcener writes and directs this story about insecurities get carried away by the love and the difficulties in any relationship.
‘Tangerines’ (‘Mandariinid’, 2013)
Zaza Urushadze Oscar chose this humble but strong antiwar story . Do not let yourselves be carried away by the look of Peñaza you have (let’s be honest) and give it a try, it is one of those movies that you catch slowly … until it reaches that stage that makes it so special and why all he sees the recommended.
‘Only lovers survive’ (‘Only Lovers Left Alive‘, 2013)
As one of the “coolest” American film authors, all bearing the signature of Jim Jarmusch becomes imperative. In this case, deservedly. With the help of an irresistible cast ( Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Mia Wasikowska … ) a twist to the worn figure of the vampire is given with a story about love and beauty in the ruins of a Downhill world.
‘Big Bad Wolves’ (2013)
For any movie buff, the recommendation of someone like Quentin Tarantino must be taken into account and according to him this work of Israeli Aharon Papushado Keshales and Navot is the best movie of 2013. I will not say such a thing but certainly recommend see surprisingly fun this violent thriller about the dangers of personal revenge.
‘The lives of Grace “(” Short Term 12’, 2013)
Sometimes it only takes a simple story about people trying to cope with the difficulties of the world that have to live, and a skilled storyteller, to achieve an exciting movie that mark and bring something to the viewer. Destin Daniel Cretton gets him with this title.
In his flight, a homeless stranger sneaks into the house of a wealthy family and his well-being dismantled. “Best film at the Festival of Sitges “is a label that should already sell the extraordinary work of Alex van Warmerdam but if not there have the trailer (not see it whole, care, just a glance, book surprises for the right time).
‘The Congress’ (‘The Congress’, 2013)
Robin Wright claimed his talent giving life to a veteran Hollywood star facing the inevitable end of his career. Ari Folman adapts to Stanislaw Lem in this risky and challenging work that mixes real images with animation and anticipates a possible nightmare future of cinema (and any art given to the industry).
After filming one of the Actions with Jason Statham that smells commission on all four sides, Steven Knight writes and directs this unusual thriller that bears some similarities to ‘Buried’. It is practically Tom Hardy on the phone inside a car during the hardest night of his life. And you hooked incredibly …
‘Never Too Late’ (‘Still Life’, 2013)
Another gem that passed very unnoticed is this tragicomedy filmed by Uberto Pasolini , with a secondary common as Eddie Marsan enjoying the opportunity to bear the full weight of the narrative. And overboard playing a gray officer in charge of locating the relatives of people who have died alone. A new job will take you to rethink your existence …
Drawing attention of Hollywood with ‘Incendies’ , the Canadian Denis Villeneuve takes the opportunity provided by the industry not to climb or get rich but to go for the record of his great talent. This time, he ventures into an adaptation of ‘Man doubled ‘by José Saramago, for which retells with Jake Gyllenhaal inspiradísimo, in the prime of his career.
Snowpiercer (Rompenieves) 2013
In a post-apocalyptic future, mankind lives in one gigantic train where the divide between rich and poor is more dramatic and unbearable, resulting inevitable rebellion … Bong Joon-ho has an international cast ( Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Song Kang-ho …) and support as producer Park Chan-wook in this spectacular adaptation of the work of Jean-Marc Rochette and Jacques Lob.
‘Le Week-End’ (2013)
A veteran marriage returns to Paris, where he celebrated his honeymoon, in an attempt to escape the routine and rejuvenate the relationship. Roger Michell hits gathering to Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent (Silver Shell for Best Actor at the San Sebastian Festival) in this dramatic comedy that depicts both the sweet and the bitter grow old with your partner.
‘Obvious Child “(2014)
If you do not sound title , it’s normal, is another gem that has not been released in Spain. Gillian Robespierre writes and directs this black comedy centered on a girl who must deal with an unwanted pregnancy during the worst days of his life.
‘The Song of the Sea “(” Song of the Sea’, 2014)
The animation studio Cartoon Saloon , responsible for ‘The Secret of Kells’ (‘The Secret of Kells’), brings a new Irish story full of adventure, humor, and magic . This time alone directed by Tomm Moore, the film was nominated for an Oscar but lost to “Big Hero 6 ‘, entertaining but inferior in beauty and narrative (the influence of Disney has much weight).
‘10,000 km ‘(2014)
The lucky debut of Carlos Marques-Marcet , which swept the Malaga Film Festival (Best Film, Director, actress …), explores the difficulties of a couple divided by the distance. The only downside is that if you’ve seen ‘Fool’ (‘Like Crazy’) find more than a similarity and I fear that the Spanish tape loses in comparison; Still, a title highly recommended.
‘The Babadook’ (2014)
One of those pearls of terror that occasionally reactivated interest in a genre too punished by routine sequels and filmmakers who believe that this will only kill and frighten young models with thumping sound. Jennifer Kent signed a surprising and disturbing work with unforgettable moments.
An essential documentary . to know a little more about the world in which we live Laura Poitras won the Oscar for this research on Edward Snowden , a former CIA analyst who decided to reveal a series of secret documents; the US is considered a traitor and chases like one of the most dangerous criminals in the world.
‘A most violent year’ (2014)
Crime drama was written and directed by JC Chandor, who is becoming one of the most exciting authors of American cinema. With his third feature takes us to New York in 1981 to tell the story of an immigrant trying to expand their business without resorting to violence in a particular conflict environment …
‘Force majeure’ (‘Turist’, 2014)
Ruben Östlund won the Gold Giraldillo in Seville Festival this strange, twisted, beautiful dramatic comedy that will leave no one indifferent. It is one of the films most uncomfortable I’ve seen in years.
‘Mr. Turner ‘(2014)
A joy that you should not overlook. Timothy Spall was named Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of the painter JMW Turner, an eccentric and fascinating figure on which Mike Leigh talks about life and art. It may cost at first, but its pace is an essential part of the narrative, necessary to understand the protagonist.
‘The Skeleton Twins “(2014)
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader get more serious than usual playing two brothers who return to be separated after years when, coincidentally, both have played with the possibility of suicide. The reunion reopens old wounds but gives them the opportunity to heal …
‘Black Coal’ (‘huo yan Bai ri’, 2014)
Now that ‘True Detective’ has come back into fashion frames with dark criminal detectives who cling to one last chance at redemption, we rescue this fits the original thriller soaked black comedy written and directed by Diao Yi’nan. He won the award for Best Film and Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival.
‘Love is Strange’ (‘Love Is Strange’, 2014)
He tiptoed our billboard this gem signed by Ira Sachs that makes the popular John Lithgow and Alfred Molina in a veteran gay marriage whose wealthy existence takes a sudden turn. Finally, they get married and seem to have solved life but that’s when it all starts to fall apart …
From the kick in the Cannes Film Festival (where it won the Jury Prize) he was discussed masterpiece of Xavier Dolan, and possibly so, but we talk about an author of 26 years still expect great things fit.We moved to a fictitious Canada where a law allowing parents are admitted to their problem children.Steve is one of those guys that can end violent locked but his mother will make the effort to try to live with it; a neighbor’s friendship helps them to have hope but the balance is too fragile …
‘Leviathan’ (‘Leviathan’, 2014)
Andrei Zviaguintsev won Best Screenplay at Cannes with one of those movies that will reconcile one with the seventh art. So raw and beautiful as its scenery, takes us into a daily nightmare, the corruption and injustice of a world where the individual can be crushed by bureaucracy, money and power of those who run the system at will.
‘Hungry Hearts’ (2014)
Another gem that has yet to come to our country. Adam Driver (in the soup since JJ Abrams fichara for ‘Star Wars VII’ ) and Alba Rohrwacher were awarded at the Venice Film Festival for her performances in this eerie tale of two faced by young parents how to raise their newborn.
‘White God’ (2014)
And audacious proposal of the Hungarian Kornél Mundruczó surprised at the Festival de Cannes, rising with the award for Best Film in the “Un Certain Regard” section. The story has hints of fable and follows the adventure of a girl and her dog; the animal just leading a rebellion against the society that has abused and abandoned his kind.
‘It Follows’ (2014)
The horror film more interesting that has come from the United States in recent months. Instead of getting a s****lly transmitted disease, the protagonist will pass a curse … David Robert Mitchell compensates for weaknesses of your script with an exemplary staging, creating really tense and disturbing situations. There scares, of course, but is not limited to that, not at all.
‘What we do in the shadows “(” What We Do in the Shadows’, 2014)
Through a documentary, Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi we have four vampires who share an apartment and how to try to adapt to modern life. Everyday conflicts as who should wash the dishes are mixed with typical situations of these fantastic creatures to lead to one of the best comedies of recent years.
‘Ex Machina’ (2015)
Warning: do not recommend watching the whole trailer, guts enough. With only three characters and a stage is built one of the most exciting science fiction films of recent years. Exciting, beautiful, evocative and full of surprises, this is the directorial debut of Alex Garland , writer of ’28 days later … ‘(’28 Days Later’) or adaptation of ‘Never Let Me Go’ (‘Never Let Me Go ‘).
I hope the list meets your expectations, and if you have suggestions, do not hesitate to react.