Film-film Terbaik dari Sundance 2015
Tahun ini, Festival Film Sundance digelar mulai 22 Januari sampai 1 Februari 2015 di Park City, Utah, Amerika Serikat. Film-film apa saja yang mendapat sorotan positif dari para kritikus yang hadir? Berikut adalah daftar beberapa film terpilih Sundance 2015, diurutkan berdasarkan segmennya.
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U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION
Dope (Dir: Rick Famuyiwa)
Malcolm is a high school geek with a high-top fade, carefully navigating life in The Bottoms, one of the toughest neighborhoods in Inglewood, California. He and his fellow outcasts share a voracious appreciation for all things ’90s hip-hop, opting to sport Cross-Colours and Z. Cavariccis at the risk of being clowned at school. He dreams of attending Harvard, but first he has to make it home every day. When a drug dealer takes a shine to Malcolm and invites him to his birthday party, Malcolm’s crew is swirled into a hilarious blender of offbeat characters and bad choices where redemption can only be found in Bitcoin.
Sundance: Twisty-Turny Punk-Comedy-Thriller Dope Stands Out (Vulture)
Dope – Sundance Film Festival 2015 Review (The Film Stage)
‘Dope’ Is A Fresh 90′s Inspired Coming Of Age Adventure: ‘Superbad’ Meets ‘Go’ [Sundance Review] (SlashFilm)
Sundance Film Review: ‘Dope’ (Variety)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Dir: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)
Greg Gaines is an awkward, self-deprecating high school student determined to coast through his senior year as anonymously as possible. Avoiding social interactions like the plague, Greg spends most of his time remaking wacky versions of classic movies with his only friend, Earl. Greg’s well-meaning mother intervenes, forcing him to befriend Rachel, a classmate who’s been diagnosed with leukemia. Against his better judgment, Greg concedes. Both Greg and Rachel are surprised—even shocked—to find out that they actually like each other. Tentative at first, this unlikely duo becomes inseparable. But when Rachel gets sicker, Greg’s well-fortified world is changed forever.
Sundance Review: Wonderfully Funny, Bittersweet & Inventive, ‘Me And Earl And The Dying Girl’ Is A Knock-Out (The Playlist)
‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Is a Movie We’ll Be Talking About All Year [Sundance 2015] (SlashFilm)
Review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ turns the coming of age genre on its head (HitFix)
Sundance Film Review: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ (Variety)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Dir: Marielle Heller)
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s.
Lonely and artistic, Minnie chronicles her trials through expressive drawings and painfully honest missives confided to a tape recorder. One fateful evening alone with her mother’s boyfriend, Minnie is confronted with her burgeoning sexuality for the first time, and suddenly this precocious teen is in way over her head.
‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’: Sundance Review (The Hollywood Reporter)
Sundance: Diary of a Teenage Girl Steers Clear of Scolding or Moralizing (Vulture)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl Sundance Film Festival 2015 Review (The Film Stage)
Sundance Review: ‘Diary Of A Teenage Girl’ Starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård & Kristen Wiig (The Playlist)
Sundance Review: ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Unlocks the Secrets of Adolescence (IndieWire)
Review: Newcomer Bel Powley is magnificent in the wondrous ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ (HitFix)
The Witch (Dir: Robert Eggers)
A colonial family leaves plantation life and attempts to reap their harvest on a fledgling farm at the edge of an imposing ancient New England forest. Soon, superstition and dread set in as food grows scarce, a family member goes missing, and the children’s play takes on a frenzied and menacing undercurrent. As they begin to turn on one another, the malevolent machinations of an ethereal presence from within the woods exacerbate the growing corruption of their own natures.
Brooklyn (Dir: John Crowley)
Set on opposite sides of the Atlantic, John Crowley’s Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (Dir: Alex Gibney)
Following Mea Maxima Culpa, his investigation into the Catholic Church, Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in Going Clear, based on the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright.
Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. The film covers a broad range of material from the church’s origins—punctuated by an intimate portrait of founder L. Ron Hubbard—to present-day practices and alleged abuses as reported in the media.
Sundance 2015: Scientology Takes a Direct Hit With Incendiary Going Clear (Film School Rejects)
Sundance: HBO’s Scientology Exposé Going Clear Is Jaw-Dropping (Vulture)
Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief (ScreenDaily)
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (Dir: Brett Morgen)
Experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the first fully authorized portrait of the famed rock music icon. Director Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, and never-before-seen home movies with animation and revelatory interviews with his family and closest confidants. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Aberdeen, Washington, through the height of his fame, a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges.
Sundance 2015: ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ Is a Harrowing, Intimate Portrait (Flavorwire)
Sundance 2015 Review: KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, The Man Behind The Music And The Mania (TwitchFilm)
Review: ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ definitively doesn’t define the Nirvana icon (HitFix)
PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT
The Nightmare (Dir: Rodney Ascher)
You are very tired. The pillow is soft. It’s late at night, and you start to drift off in your bed. Snap—your body locks up, totally frozen. But you are not asleep. You can see and hear everything. That’s when the shadow men come.
Sundance Review: Rodney Ascher’s ‘The Nightmare’ is One of the Scariest Documentaries Ever (IndieWire)
Sundance 2015 review: The Nightmare – documentary shows truth more frightening than fiction (The Guardian)
Sundance Review: THE NIGHTMARE Is The Scariest Movie Of The Decade (Badass Digest)
Last Updated: 2 February 2015