Great Job, Internet!: John Waters loved Kenneth Branagh’s recent Cinderella adaptation

Each December, Artforum asks cult director John Waters to compile a list of his favorite films of the past 12 months, and this year he has responded with an eclectic roundup of both mainstream and indie selections. Topping Waters’ 2015 list is Andreas Horvath’s apparently unflattering documentary Helmut Berger, Actor about which Waters asks, “Maybe the best motion picture of the year is also the worst?” The 71-year-old Berger, an Austrian actor best known for films like Salon Kitty and The Damned, now lives “a sad life” in a “ramshackle apartment” and is apparently comfortable masturbating on camera these days. Other films Waters has singled out for praise this year include Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Marielle Heller’s The Diary Of A Teenage Girl. He calls the latter “a powerful, realistic, and amazingly well-acted comedy about sex between adults and teens that isn …

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