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Best Films of 2015

The List Of Movies Released In 2015 with a Star Rating of 4 and Above.
This year has been a big year for soft reboots for classic film franchises (which is saying a lot, considering franchise filmmaking has been a big deal for quite some time now). Some were hits (such as Creed, The Force Awakens, and Fury Road), some were misses (looking at you Terminator: Genisys), and there were some with divisive critical and commercial results (Jurassic World). Again, this isn't anything new; studios have been leaning more and more on franchises for a long time. But it is interesting that studios seem to be making a creative compromise. The biggest tent poles of this year are sequels that (for better or worse) take the franchise in a new direction.
It has also been the year of strong female leads (particularly in adventure/action films). Fury Road started the year off strong with Tom Hardy’s Max Rockatansky taking a backseat to the incredible Charlize Theron as Furiosa. Jennifer Lawrence portrayed the iconic Katniss Everdeen for the last time in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. And the year ended with The Force Awakens’ Jedi-in-training, Rey finally giving female Star Wars fans a character representative of their imaginations. It's always exciting when values exhibited at the movies begin to change. Change in the movies means a change in culture.
Introduction paragraph by Tannock Blair
Carol 2015
4.0

Carol

Carol is Todd Haynes’ sixth feature film. It is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt and features Cate Blanchett as our title c... READ MORE
The Lobster 2015 Spoiler Free Movie Review
4.0

The Lobster

The Lobster  is the latest project from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos of Dogtooth  fame. This is his first English language... READ MORE
Brooklyn 2015 Movie
4.0

Brooklyn

Brooklyn  chronicles the immigration of young Irish girl Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) as she makes her way to the United States to start a new l... READ MORE
viva 2015
4.0

​Viva

Viva , a Spanish-language film directed by Paddy Breathnach falls into the ‘important films’ category. These films usually explore a pre... READ MORE
Queen of Earth 2015 image
4.0

Queen of Earth

Queen of Earth is a psychological thriller. It follows two friends, Catherine and Virginia—portrayed by Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston respectively—as ... READ MORE
bone tomahawk
4.0

Bone Tomahawk

Bone Tomahawk is a western/thriller/horror hybrid that tells the story of a ragtag team of four men who aim to rescue a few of their fellow townspeople after t... READ MORE
Creed 2015
4.5

Creed

Creed is the Rocky spin-off/revival from up-and-coming writer/director Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station). Here he reteams with his Fruitvale leading man Michael... READ MORE
The Assassin
5.0

The Assassin

The Assassin/Cì Kì Niè Yǐn Niáng is the latest film from Taiwanese director Hou-Hsiao Hsien. The film is loosely reimagined from a wuxia/martial arts story of ... READ MORE
Men & Chicken
4.0

​Men & Chicken

The latest comedy/drama from Danish Writer/Director Anders Thomas Jensen, where two brothers set out to reconnect with some long lost family when it's revealed that they were actually adopted.
spotlight 2015
4.0

Spotlight

Spotlight is based off the true story of a team of investigative journalists who exposed the Catholic Church’s darkest secret and the corrupt system th... READ MORE
Anomalisa 2015
5.0

Anomalisa

Anomalisa is the much-anticipated stop-motion feature from acclaimed director/screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Together with Duke Johnson, the two breath lif... READ MORE
Spectre [2015]
4.0

Spectre

Spectre is the latest installment in the “James Bond” franchise. Sam Mendes once again returns to the director’s chair as Daniel Craig returns as the titular r... READ MORE
4.0

Digging for Fire

Digging for Fire , the latest offering from mumblecore maestro Joe Swanberg, stars Jake Johnson (who also co-wrote) as Tim and Rosemari... READ MORE
Beasts of No Nation [2015]
4.5

Beasts of No Nation

Beasts of No Nation is the heartbreaking tale of Agu (Abraham Attah), the most adorable child soldier you’ve ever seen, as he is thrust into an inten... READ MORE