December 31, 2015

2015: Year In Review

I only saw 15 new movies in 2015. That's not a record low, but I don't have much to talk about! My top five movies of the year:
  • Ex Machina: Creepy, provocative, and thought-provoking. This one lingered with me for a long time.
  • Spy: I saw three quality comedies this year. Trainwreck and Sisters were both excellent, but Spy was wonderful all around.
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A perfectly executed reboot of a franchise that met the highest expectations.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: A perfectly executed reboot of a franchise that exceeded all expectations.
  • Spotlight: A fascinating (and infuriating) journalism drama, maybe better than All The President's Men, and also a indictment of Boston's culture of entropy and indifference.