MY FAVORITE FILMS OF 2015
Anything that qualifies for the oscars this year, basically. I didn't see Joy. Looks terrible.
- •Honorable mentionsThe Gift, Slow West, The Martian, The Overnight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Mississippi Grind, Anomalisa, Inside Out
- •10. EX-MACHINAOscar Isaac, who is now a superstar, is great in this movie. Very different.
- •9. TRAINWRECKSchumer's humor is a little repetitive, but she's really funny. Bill Hader is spectacular, and I've always loved Apatow's movies.
- •8. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD2 hours of adrenaline. If you didn't see it in theaters it probably won't be as good on your tv, but it's really fun and still worth watching.
- •7. DANNY COLLINSNot talked about enough. His is the best Pacino has been in a very long time, and I really like Bobby Cannavale. (Also with Patrick Stewart and Annette Bening, who are always great.)
- •6. SICARIOThis might actually be higher, but it came out too early that it got overshadowed. Benicio del Toro is menacing, and dominates without ever raising his voice.
- •5. THE BIG SHORTThis cast, and even more so the directing (Adam McKay) make even the housing market collapse enjoyable. It's very slick, and has 4 great actors. (Bale, Gosling, Carell, Pitt)
- •4. ROOMTough to give a description without revealing major plot points, but it blew me away. The climax scene in this movie is as emotionally invested I've been in a scene in years.
- •3. CREEDCreed! It's amazing. The best Rocky since 4, and Stallone is really great in it.
- •2. THE REVENANTI find it weird that Leo is going to finally win an Oscar for a film where he doesn't really talk much, after all the movies he's made where he is his usual charming self. Him and Hardy are fantastic though, and it's really well done.
- •1. SPOTLIGHTEveryone in this movie shines. It's a new era All The President's Men.