Beka P., Here…
I got to see a ton of movies this year, and out of the ones I’ve seen, these are my favorite ten and the worst three that I saw all year. Let me know if you agree or don’t. Enjoy.
The Big Short
The most sobering and downright depressing look at the way our economy functions. Had to make it a partial comedy to keep everyone from crying.
This movie shouldn’t work as well as it does. It is great. The performances, the direction, the pacing… One of the best sports movies in a decade or two.
One of the best SciFi movies of the past few years. I don’t want it to be forgotten the way ‘Children of Men’ was.
The Hateful 8
Tarantino. I have nothing more to add.
Pixar operates on a fundamental storytelling and emotional level that exceeds every other film on this list.
Mad Max: Fury Road
I saw this movie 4 times in the theater. It is relentless and a testament that great directors can make great blockbusters.
What a positive movie. I kept waiting for the depressing, cliché moments to arrive, they never did. A movie about scientists who are good at their jobs and face challenges through rational thought.
An emotional journey and the best actress performance of the year by Brie Larson.
Unforgiving in every aspect and respects the audience enough to never settle for a cheap thrill. Every moment is earned. And Josh Brolin- Yum.
This movie made newspaper reporting suspenseful and intriguing. Best ensemble case of the year, everyone is bringing it 100%.
Honorable mentions of the independent variety:
Me, Earl and The Dying Girl
Go see this- you’ll laugh, you’ll cry- you’ll remember what it’s like to be vulnerable, brave and giving. It’s a hell of movie.
The Guy with the Knife
If you have any interest in the criminal justice system- you have to see this film. Criminal justice reform is on the rise and this is Exhibit A. After you see if, google the subject- major things happened after this film’s release.
You haven’t appreciated films until you see how these kids do.
I literally fell asleep during this film. I was reinvigorated when the child was stung by bees simply because it was the only action of the film.
By the Sea
Just buy People or Us if you want to see Branjelina. At least then you can see their gaggle of kids and not be bored.
Because Hook was the last great Pan movie. R-O-O-F-I-O!!!!!!!!!