Director: David Zellner
Stars: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Nathan Zellner, Kanako Higashi
Release date: March 13

Taken at its meta, art-influencing-life premise—an utterly lonely and sad Japanese woman's only source of escape is an old VHS of Fargo, to the point where she takes the film's claims of being a true story at face value and decides to search for the buried satchel of money—Kumiko would already be a must-see. But director David Zellner has taken a pseudo-true story (the inspiration didn't actually seek out Carl Showalter's cash, sadly she just committed suicide) and turned it into what may end up as one of the most visually arresting films to [officially] drop in 2015. Who would have ever thought the Coen Brothers classic would inspire some of the most crucial art around almost two decades later? —Frazier Tharpe