by Janet White on Dec 29th, 2015

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…


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):la_ca_1201_black_or_whiteThe 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):truth-movie-dan-ratherAn insight into what really happened to Dan Rather and 60 Minutes through the eyes of Mary Mapes.  Truth is an inspirational visage of integrity.

Concussion (4.5):Concussion - OmaluThe 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):WOMAN IN GOLDOne-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):colin-firth-paddingtonA magical and delightful adventure with a childhood favorite.  Paddington is a must-see for the family.

Rosenwald (4.5):Rosenwald 2015Julius 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):the-walk-joseph-gordon-levittA 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 - with KyleMax is the cleverest doggie hero ever.  Max is a terrific adventure for the whole family.

Pitch Perfect 2 (4.5):1423594985_pitch-perfect-zoomKiller soundtrack and choreography.  Performances are the ones from the first film plus steroids.

Minions (5):ub7_2pc2K2HlAdorably 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):alohaCooper 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 Last-Witch-Hunter-Starring-VIn-Diesel-Rose-Leslie-and-Elijah-Wood 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.

Poltergeist-2015-trailer-image-3 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.


Hope you’ve enjoyed 2015.


Janet L. White

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