Film List of 2015
ALL TITLES HOTLINKED to IMDB, Rotton Tomatoes, Trailers.
High concept that lays in your mind for days. No false moments and sexy too. Another futuristic world (like 2017) that is terrifyingly real, and beautiful. Four character play on film. Genius soundtrack. Great suspenseful story telling. Believable and FREE on Amazon Prime.
Seems like a hidden camera was installed in a Turkish home as we watch five sisters find out that life is what you make it, as long as you don’t play by the rules. Performances so natural and wise. No horses were injured or used in this film.
Speaking of All the President’s men Robert, we have Cate Blanchett again, thank God. She’s magical, and this true story about corporate media should send shivers up your spine. Saw it twice. Enjoyable and frustrating.
OMG. Laugh out loud throughout the entire film. Wicked comedy, and perfect stoner film. Gary Goldstein of LA Times says, “It’s a creative hat trick of wildly amusing proportions.” Other review, “Pat Mills has concocted a subversive, silly and oh-so-comically Canadian version of failed-actor-turned-guidance counselor.” ON NETFILX.
Top Critic: “Lake Bell and Simon Pegg, both terrific comic actors, mine small gestures and reactions for laughs. But they’re at their best when they’re talking, and they talk a lot in “Man Up.” Non-stop, real time, one night in the life of FUNNYNESS.
Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and director Todd Haynes bring Patricia Highsmith’s ahead of its time novel to glorious full color life. Sumptuously realized with New York as a leading character. And powerful performance by ‘Coach’, from Friday Night Lights.
Enjoyed ever moment. Best romantic COMEDY of the year. Never a dull or stupid. More bona fide laughs than Hollywood usual settles for. Amy Schumer is a comedy goddess. Whatever that means. SHE”S IT. And LeBron James? Nothing but net!
Perfect popcorn movie after a long day of culturally enriching activities at work. Enjoyable performances by Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Jeremy Renner matched Tom Cruise’s action hero demeanor nicely. Thank God I had my Virgin America ear plug with me.
One of the best sequels ever. Like a camp reunion where you don’t feel like you’ve aged better or worse than the other campers. If as many Americans voted as will see this film, we could have an actual democracy.
Fantastic entry in this year’s REEL Recovery Film Festival. “The lead actor playing Skyler is named Blake Scott Lewis and he is so captivating I dare you to not ask “Who is this guy?” Incredible would be an understatement. A tight, but nicely rounded out cast make this more than a single dimensional character study.” User Review. Stunning exploration of addiction in Hollywood. Two brothers whose love can conquer all, or can it?
Carey Mulligan, Carey Mulligan, Carey Mulligan, Carey Mulligan. Amazon Pay.
Strange atmosphere and performances. Only 2 hours and 4 minutes, but seems to take a lifetime.
It lures you in. You’re almost mesmerized. Then Kristen Stewart shows up and takes Juliette Binoche down with her, Oh the scenery is gorgeous. Just don’t let anyone speak. Not even French. “Twilight’s Kristen Stewart burnishes her art house credentials in Clouds Of Sils Maria, a tiresomely talky and self-consciously cerebral French film from director Olivier Assayas.”
“You’d think they could break at least one cliché, but no. This narrative is gooey smooth like an oyster without a grain of sand with which to make a pearl.” I liked every scene Matt Damon was in, but still walked out because I either knew how it would end, or didn’t care.
I could watch Tom Hanks tie his shoe laces and be interested, but this film is so safe and UNsuspenseful and dull, it praciically UNamerican. Like 60 Minutes and Movie of the WEEK screwing, then having a boring baby. The finale was the most fake looking scene I have ever seen. The snow on the beidge looked like it had been in the fake snow prop department since Miracle on 34th Street. And the bridge was happy to be indoors somewhere. No tension. “highly-polished garbage from almost the beginning, with no relief from its elderly ministrations all the way through to the end.” by Walter Chaw – Film Freak Central
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