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  • Favorite Narrative Films of 2015

    Favorites of the Year:
    1 Carol
    2 Bridge of Spies
    3 The Revenant
    4 Ex Machina

    5 The Big Short
    6 Sicario
    7 Fury Road

    What I wish I'd seen:
    The Assassin
    Room
    Victoria*
    Son of Saul
    Anomalisa
    Macbeth

    What did I miss?
    Last edited by Sage; 01-17-2016, 08:58 AM.

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    #1 Hateful Eight in 70mm
    #2 Nothing comes close enough
    #3 ...


    I kid of course, but I really liked it.
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    • #3
      Anomalisa
      Ex Machina
      Sicario
      Spotlight
      Mad Max
      The Martian
      Me and Earl and The Dying Girl
      Carol
      The Gift
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      • #4
        Mad Max: Fury Road (by far)
        Inside Out
        The Martian
        Force Awakens
        7 Fast 7 Furious
        Straight Outta Compton
        The Revenant
        It Follows

        I've liked almost everything Tarantino has done but I did not like Hateful Eight. It was too self-indulgent, even for Tarantino. I honestly didn't find the 70mm capture to be that captivating. Lawrence of Arabia it was not.

        There's still a bunch of stuff I need to see: The End of the Tour, Spotlight, Dope, Room, Steve Jobs, Carol

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        • #5
          I didn't really love hateful eight, at least not nearly as much as Inglorious Bastards or other recent Tarantino work. The Violence / racism / gratuity just felt a little extreme. I mean I "get" his style and I can get into that, it was just a little much for me this time.
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          • #6
            2014 was a far better year. Saw mostly 2014 films on DVD.


            2015 movies I liked:


            MAD MAX: Fury Road
            Force Awakens
            Hunger Games Mockingjay 2
            Ex Machina (not as much as some)
            Trainwreck


            2015 movies I DISliked:


            Hateful 8
            Revenant
            Tangerine
            Sicario (mostly)
            The Martian (not completely)
            It Follows
            Mission Impossible Rogues
            End of the Tour


            Yet to see:

            Spotlight
            Brooklyn
            Room
            Inside Out
            Big Short
            Bridge of Spies
            Carol
            Anomalisa
            Macbeth*
            Probably some others, but not as many as you might guess.



            * PS.


            Note to serious, hardcore science-fiction filmmakers: I have written a reinvention of Shakespeare's Macbeth set on Mars in the year 2137.
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            • #7
              So far the choices I've seen here are a little too commercial for me. I tend to hunt down the more obscure films. This is where the true genius lies in the art of filmmaking.

              MY 2015 list in no particular order:

              --The Art of Arthouse (a dialog-less interpretive short on speculation. Shot on 110 film with the camera turned 90 degrees - staggeringly good)

              --ақымақ (an un-subtitled Kazakh indie about the life of a lost matchbook - absolutely brilliant)

              --Mbaya (straightforward financial thriller. In Swahili [Uganadan dialect] - a bit Hollywood but the lead was amazing)

              --Baho (story of a Filipino convent with plumbing problems. Produced by the Hiligaynon lower school district - an absolute scream)

              --αστείο (a Greek tragedy indie about a falafel vendor who falls in love with a shoe. Oh, the the twist at end - genius perfected)

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