Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2015 (Updated)

Phil’s 5 Best Films of 2015 (Updated)

2015: In Review Quick Review Year In Review

So 2015 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. So here it is: my pick of the BEST films of 2015.

Film of The Year: Whiplash 
In Brief: Lets be honest this was my No1 film of the year from the moment I watched it.  Excellent performances , superbly made and expertly edited – this was one of those once in a decade type films.  A must watch and 100% my tempo.

 

 

2. Inside Out 
In Brief:  Pixar delivers big after a few years of “meh” movies.  It made me laugh.  It made me cry.  It made me remember why I fell in love with films again.

3.  Shaun The Sheep
In Brief:I have a real soft spot for Shaun The Sheep – a funny, charming animated feature where barely a word is spoken.

4. Birdman
In Brief: For most of the year this ran a very close second to Whiplash and even now it ‘s still one of the bets film of the year.  Innovate, different yet totally captivating.

5.Star Wars The Force Awakens
In Brief: It’s Star Wars and after the horrid memory of the prequels still leaving a bitter taste so much could have gone wrong.  It didn’t.  It delivers.  It sets a high bar.

Bubbling under:
6. The Martian, 7. Sicario, 8. Kingsmen: The Secret Service , 9. Pitch Perfect 2 , 10. Unfriended , The Infinite Man,  John Wick ,  Focus,  The Theory Of Everything, Going Clear , Cinderella ,  Man Up, Son Of A Gun

 

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2015

Phil’s 5 Worst Films of 2015

2015: In Review Quick Review Year In Review

So 2015 is almost over and it’s that time a year again where everyone reflects back on their best and worst films of the year. So first up… the 5 WORST film of 2015.  And there were quite a few to choose from..

Stinker of The Year: Fifty Shades Of Grey
In Brief:Oh god why, why did I watch this?  I guess it was partly to see what all the fuss was about.  And apparently the fuss was about awkward sex scenes, bad acting and a script that could have been written by a middle aged woman writing bad Twilight fan fiction.  Oh.  It was.

 

 

2. He Who Dares 2: Downing Street Down
In Brief: The funniest film of 2015 by a long way.  Filmmaking as pure incompetence.

3. Magic Mike XXL
In Brief: Not funny, not charming, Not anything.  Just piss poor.

4. Blackhat
In Brief: From the guy who made Heat comes possible one of the biggest let downs of 2015.  Just one of the most boring films I’ve seen this year.

5. Assassin
In Brief:  Danny Dyer on Brighton seafront riding a push bike rates as possible this years best 30 seconds of cinema.  So bad i cried laughing.  As for the rest of the film: utter shite.

Dis-Honourable Mentions:
Maggie, Insurgent, Spy, Minions, Taken 3,  Everly, American Sniper, Spectre, Big Eyes, Jupiter Ascending