lists: a year in film – my favs of 2015

Happy New Years Eve everyone!

Just to close off the year, I’d like to compile this list of my favourite films that I’ve watched in theatres this year.

Keep in mind that I haven’t seen everything yet (aka Star Wars).

Who are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below!

Favourites

  1. Room (2015)
    Director: Lenny Abrahamson
    Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
    After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery. (IMDB)
  2. The Danish Girl (2015)
    Director: Tom Hooper
    Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander
    A fictitious love story inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. (IMDB)
  3. Spotlight (2015)
    Director: Tom McCarthy
    Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams
    The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. (IMDB)
  4. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
    Director: George Miller
    Starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult
    A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in post apocalyptic Australia in search for her homeland with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. (IMDB)
  5. The Revenant (2015)
    Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
    Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
    A frontiersman named Hugh Glass on an fur trade expedition in the 1820s is on a quest for survival after being brutally mauled by a bear. (IMDB)

Other Film Lists

Other honourable mentions (in no particular order):
Brooklyn
Joy
The Martian
Inside Out
Trainwreck
Sicario
Me, Earl and the Dying Girl
Bridge of Spies

Some films that didn’t quite live up to my expectations:
Black Mass
The Walk
Everest
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
In The Heart of the Sea
Pan

Films I still need to watch:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Steve Jobs
Concussion
99 Homes
Freeheld
Carol
Suffragette
Burnt
Victoria
Point Break
Trumbo
The Big Short
Our Brand is Crisis

So I apparently still have a lot of work to do this year :P

Happy New Year, party safe – cheers everyone!

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