The memorable 2014 in movies
A scene from the movie "Hotel" Grand Budapest "
The past year has been unusually rich in very decent, if not a breakthrough mainstream cinema. Before you picture, which is easy to get an idea of what it was in 2014, and who are happy to watch on long New Year's holidays.
The largest (even more than "The Hobbit") film of the year and best film by Christopher Nolan, a brief retelling of the story of the universe, and that if a person wants to fly, he should be responsible for those who tamed. It is clear that these words are too loud, and the place of the film about how love is literally saves the world, in world cinema will determine the story, but the ice duel Matthew McConaughey and Damon planet waves and swimming protagonist in the hypercube - highlights from 2014.
"The First Avenger: The Other War"
The most starry-eyed and old-fashioned character in the Marvel Universe has become a hero of the paranoid thriller in the tradition of "Three Days of the Condor" and Sydney Pollack's "Conspiracy" Parallax "Alan Pakula. The similarity and the effect is compounded by the fact that the antagonist of blue-eyed blonde in tights played the same Condor - Robert Redford.
monstrous underrated directorial debut nolanovskogo operator Wally Pfister about the scientist who gave his mind the World Wide Web in the name of love, accused of excessive pretension. Masquerading as a dreary high-tech thriller, the film in the second act turns into high melodrama. Reflections on the transformation of the tender feelings in a scientific breakthrough and back home, "Supremacy" and "Interstellar", and would like to have more of such fiction. Finally, this film is worth seeing all those who love to Johnny Depp, "Pirates of the Caribbean", but had forgotten over the years, what it looks like without makeup.
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"
Final epic Tolkien, Peter Jackson has become a multi-level attraction that meets once on all issues related to the project. Yes, "The Hobbit" was worth the three films and eight and a half hours of life; Yes, Jackson managed. And not just coped sniper accurately hit the current context, but also closed two of the trilogy in their own Ring of spectators' minds.
Surprisingly gentle film zhivopisatelya various mutants David Cronenberg. This time, the director carefully peered into the Hollywood inhabitants, seeing is not human traits in them. But the important thing is that Cronenberg was not limited to a caustic satire, and wrote over it boskhovskogo scenery incredible story of love burnt Mia Wasikowska, citing brisk Eluard's poem "Freedom."
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Part 1 "
"The Hunger Games" in the new part of the suspended finally grown children's cinema. Now it's true, it is an adult dystopia, it is unpleasant for many rhymes with the current political agenda of the day. The more interesting, as the complete story, given that the fragile peace of this dystopia is ready to fly apart into many small fragments.
Less than one and a half hour film director and screenwriter Steven Knight ( "Dirty Pretty Things," "Eastern Promises") fit life destiny and production drama about the pouring of the foundation of the largest building in Europe. It took him just for that night, street lights, car BMW, and the actor Tom Hardy, apart from that on the screen and there is no one from whom it is impossible to break away completely.
Another film with Tom Hardy, in which it acts in a completely different role. If the "Locke" is a talkative man on the verge of collapse, there is - debilovaty thug who works in the bar of his cousin. The hero has a secret, which is the main intrigue of this slow gangster drama. But the main focus is how to change the film, when the secret becomes manifest, covering unexpected spectator catharsis.
"Dallas Buyers Club"
It is neuvlekatelnoe on request enthusiast film about AIDS was not only a high-drama, but also exciting experience observing emaciated Matthew McConaughey. In his role, the actor Oscar did not put pressure on pity and transformed his character in the strange animals, avoiding any moral judgments.
"Inside Lewin Davis'"
A film about wandering bard poluvymyshlennogo loser brothers Cohen turned into an epic tale about everything. The most obvious formations - the establishment of American folk music dodilanovskogo period and thinking about the similarities Schrödinger's cat and the ancient Odyssey. However, in this film, every journey will find himself where it is pleasant to get lost.
The best musical of the year, telling about how bad natural talent lends itself to conversion into cash. Magnificent benefit Michael Fassbender, remarkable by the fact that most of the film, he manages to play without using the shove a huge head mask.
"Hotel" Grand Budapest "
The director of "Family Tannenbaum" and "Moonrise Kingdom" by Wes Anderson in the last film brought to the limit of the technical and technological perfection of his previous work and took his most mature film. "Hotel", with all its gingerbread friendliness, a kind of collective open letter to the culture that even in a critical situation does not necessarily turn into a bastard. It arranged a direct statement in this comedy in almost gaydaevskogo level. It looks around, as if the play by Bertolt Brecht put Emir Kusturica.
Virtuoso and edifying thriller David Fincher's time to remind the most caustic comedy Coen brothers. However, unlike his colleagues, Fincher is not making fun of heroes, and watching carefully, letting the viewer, recovering from laughter hysteria, to work on their own mistakes.
"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby"
The best romance of the year, notable primarily perfectly calibrated intonation. Released in cinemas in Russia the film was assembled at the request of the producers of the two films, telling the story of parting heroes from the point of view of each of them. But, despite this, the "disappearance" still came out mesmerizing and witty - not least thanks to the brilliant work of the actress Jessica Chastain, which in principle can watch endlessly.
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
Comic story about the transformation of the little man in this Ben Stiller once again successfully recalled that he was not only one of the best American comedians, but also a great director. Cleverly devised and touching romantic comedy looks at one go and remembered one of the most successful uses of legendary "Space Oddity" by David Bowie.
"The Postman's White Nights"
A film by Andrei Konchalovsky, who represented Russia at the Venice Film Festival, unexpectedly perhaps the main Russian cinema event of the year. Surprisingly, because in recent years, the author of "The First Teacher" and "Asya's Happiness ..." shoot "The Nutcracker" and "Finish" and the creative energy directed to the discussion of the fate of Russia. His new film in this context is all the more surprising because it does not impose any conclusions, except for one thing: to live in our country - the occupation is much more fascinating than even the launch of a rocket into space.