Below are my Top 10 Best Films and Top 3 Worst Films of 2015 that I was either blessed or, in some cases, annoyed to screen, 36 in all (I also screened four DVD and/or Blu-ray releases). Feedback is encouraged whether you agree, disagree, think I’m nuts (I am a little crazy), or if you think of a film that I reviewed which should have been included. Here you go:
Top 10 Best Films of 2015
Black or White (4.5):The definition of family seen with the purest eyes. Black or White is a helpful aid to encouraging our world to see human and not skin color.
Truth(4.5):An insight into what really happened to Dan Rather and 60 Minutesthrough the eyes of Mary Mapes. Truth is an inspirational visage of integrity.
Concussion (4.5):The discovery and education efforts of the effects of concussion over the life of football players. Concussion is the exposure of a scandal to silence those efforts.
Woman in Gold (4.5):One-woman’s fight against Nazi-sympathizing Austria. A film about the Holocaust that goes deeper into the emotional rape of Jewish identity than I have ever seen.
Paddington (5):A magical and delightful adventure with a childhood favorite. Paddington is a must-see for the family.
Rosenwald (4.5):Julius Rosenwald is an example of what a person of a different ethnicity will do for others regardless of their ethnicities. Wonderfully documented impact on our nation.
The Walk (4.5):A reminder that we are the only real limit to ourselves seen through the life of an amazing man. The cinematography of The Walk is breathtakingly beautiful.
Max (5):Max is the cleverest doggie hero ever. Max is a terrific adventure for the whole family.
Pitch Perfect 2(4.5):Killer soundtrack and choreography. Performances are the ones from the first film plus steroids.
Minions (5):Adorably cute and hilariously clever is a tip of the iceberg way to describe Minions. Countless little yellow buddies take on the world.
Top 3 Worst Films of 2015
Aloha (1):Cooper and Stone had zero chemistry. The story and its plot needed A LOT of work. Lack of a strong male lead didn’t help either.
The Last Witch Hunter Nearly the worst horror film ever. Tip: Keep your monster in the shadows; even the best makeup looks bad in too much light. FYI, they didn’t have the best makeup.
If you’re going to remake a classic, don’t do a genre switch. The original film scared me when I was little. This film bored and made me laugh at times.