BEST OF 2015

Beasts of no Nation (Joji Fukunaga).  The making of a child soldier in Africa.
Brooklyn- (John Crowley).  An Irish Immigrant experience in Brooklyn.
Cinderella(Kenneth Branagh).  Updated, modernized version of the fairy tale.
Coming HomeChina (Yimou Zhang).  Couple separated for years by trauma reunite.
Dope(Rick Famuyiwa).  Inner city blacks going against stereotype face challenges.
The End of the Tour(James Ponsoldt).  Docudrama about writer David Foster Wallace.
Ex Machina(Alex Garland).  Computer coder deals with a robot in his boss’s remote bungalow.
Finders Keepers(Bryan Carberry, J. Clay Tweed).  A leg is “found” in a patio grill.
The GiftAustralia (Joel Edgerton).  Psychological thriller; mysterious gifts from a past acquaintance.
Inside Out(Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen).  Animated film about expressing feelings.
Lambert and Stamp(James D. Cooper).  Documentary about The Who.
Last Days in the Desert – (Rodrigo Garcia).  Jesus in the desert as imagined by Garcia.
Love and Mercy(Bill Pohlad).  Docu-drama, turbulent life of Beach Boy Brian Wilson.
Mad Max:  Fury Road(George Miller).  Clever action-film.
The Martian(Ridley Scott).  Astronaut left for dead on Mars uses his ingenuity to survive.
Room(Lenny Abrahamsson).  Mother and child existing solely in one room.  
The Salt of the EarthFrance (Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders).  Sebastiao Salgado.  Documentary of a world-class photographer.
Seymour:  An Introduction(Ethan Hawke).  Documentary of a gifted pianist.
Sicario (Denis Villeneuve).  An FBI agent works to take down a drug cartel.
Spotlight(Tom McCarthy).  Docu-drama of the Boston cover-up of priest abuses.
TimbuktuFrance (Abderrahmane Sissako).  How everyday life changes when Sharia law is initiated.
Youth – Italy (Paolo Sorrentino).  Artistic drama with themes of aging, fatherhood, and films.

1 comment:

  1. Only Sicario from the list I watched but regretted because of its sad ending.