The Standings: these are the 10 best films of the spring

A whole week long of makes Knack Focus the balance of the first half of the popculturele year. Today: film.

V. l.n.r.: Call Me By Your Name, The Post and the Phantom Thread © /

10. Annihilation (Alex Garland)

The adaptation of the book of Jeff VanderMeer had everything to in the cinema to score: two fine hoofdrolspeelsters (Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh), visual splendor, terrifying horrormomenten and a clever soundtrack. Unfortunately, the test audience, the ambitious production, intellectual and ingewikkelden went the whole thing straight to Netflix. Apart from that: topfilm.

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9. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)

A Golden Lion, thirteen Oscarnominaties, four of them cashed: what do we add? That this fantasyverhaal equally smart, witty, grim as a wet is? Each shot a picture? That Del Toro’s passion for the cinema of yesteryear is so pathetic is that we even see him the zakdoekmomenten forgive? The director considers it his best film so far, and he is right.

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8. The Post (Steven Spielberg)

Spielberg’s classic journalistendrama, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for the first time as protagonists together, is a love letter to the free press, but not by any means a sermon. The assembly is energized, the camera work moves forward. Equally entertaining and instructive.

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7. Call Me by Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)

In his account of a long, hot Italian summer, avoid Guadagnino the poor sentiment and embraces his temporary lovers with the same passion as with which they are in each other’s arms diving. Innovative or pronkerige cinema delivers that, but this sensual pastoral, based on the novel by André Aciman, bathed in the liberating sensuality and let the love, lust, confusion, and pain of the cloth of pearls. The dreamy songs of Sufjan Stevens make it even just a degree or two warmer.

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6. Hereditary (Ari Aster)

Hereditary comes out on June 27 and could therefore just take in the list. The debut of Ari Aster is in the US all the weeks of hype. The film is a lot compared to The Exorcist, Psycho and The Shining, and here and there already with the nickname ‘scariest film of all time devised. It is only the opening shot full of bravado you would your fears be overcome.

5. A Ciambra (Jonas Carpignano)

In the sequel of his debut film Mediterranea (2015) shows Carpignano especially abject poverty and a tiny bit of human warmth. Echoes of Italian neo-realism reverberate by real gypsies populated drama about a marginal family that survives of small thefts, but the dreamy camera work and the spontaneous assembly update this intoxicating coming-of-age story and directing it to a heartbreaking finale.

4. Foxtrot (Samuel Maoz)

Nine years after his claustrophobic tankthriller Lebanon does Samuel Moaz you don’t break a sweat re-smell, this time with a triptych that is, with its mix of styles and keys and his ingenious puzzelstructuur, let see if a thoughtful, lived-in allegory of Israel as a state in constant crisis. A fascinating film about israelis and Palestinians, parents and children, life and death, with the focus on head and heart aiming at.

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3. The Florida Project (Sean Baker)

This vivid portrait of desperate fluttering birds of paradise which is the head above water try to keep, takes you far with the hand tool, although in the end even the heart of the gehardste cynic in strips will tear. Baker let his right from the recessieleven seized anecdotes and vignettes in a clever rhythmic contrast way merge, using a largely inexperienced amateurcast, that in all his ongekunsteldheid explodes off the screen. Welcome on the lower floor of the American dream.

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2. The Rider (Chloe Zhao)

Expect no steaming machowestern with creaking saloondeuren or gory shoot-outs. The Chinese-American director serves in her second feature film, a tender, authentic and poetic portrait of a young boy who man is and where earthly docudrama seamlessly blends visual poetry that even Terrence Malick and Wong Kar-Wai to a song at the campfire would entice. A prachtprent about a lonesome cowboy and his blues, good for prizes in Cannes and Deauville, and a mighty craw in the throat.

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1. Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)

The story about fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock contributes with his whimsical master-and-leerlingrelatie, loving jockeying for power and psychosexual overtones, the quality label of Paul Thomas Anderson. PTA’s eighth film is a grandiose liefdesballade and an allegory about art and the artist. but where a dark, slowly suffocating canopy above was draped.Daniel Day-Lewis charms, intimidates and impresses in his latest role: a popular genius and master of the good taste, but also a self-righteous angled spout with moedercomplexen. A masterful creation of a film maker which is his métier, from needle to thread, governed

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These films could our reviewers this spring delight:

  • Jusqu’à la garde (Xavier Legrand)
  • Ex Libris (Frederick Wiseman)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)
  • God’s Own Country (Francis Lee)
  • Der Hauptmann (Robert Schwentke)
  • A Quiet Place (John Krasinski)
  • Rabot (Christina Vandekerckhove)
  • Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh)
  • The Death of Stalin (Armand Iannucci)
  • A Prayer Before Dawn (Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire)
  • A Ghost Story (David Lowery)
  • Hannah (Andrea Pallaoro)
  • Taipei Story (Edward Yang)

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