Top 20 Movies of 2015 and More!

Top 20 Movies of 2015−In Order of Favorites-Starting with #1

1. Spotlight Drama, based on true events. Director & screenplay credit, Tom McCarthy, Screenplay, Josh Singer. An all-star cast, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel … Read more

The Revenant (R) ★★★½

The Revenant is a Grizzly Adventure Epic To Be Experienced

The word revenant is defined as someone who has returned from the dead, which is a fairly good indicator of what’s in store for … Read more

By The Sea (R) ★★½

Don’t (Always) Judge A Film By Its Trailer

It’s been a decade since the last on-screen Pitt partnership in Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005). The real-life power couple’s latest venture, By The Sea, takes … Read more

Concussion (PG-13) ★★★

An Entertaining Bio-Drama That Will Cause Headaches for the NFL

In the past few decades, the National Football League (NFL) has surged passed Major League Baseball as America’s pastime. On Fall Sundays, viewers are glued … Read more

The Big Short (R) ★★★½

 

This Film Does Not Fall Short

The Great Recession in 2008 had many causes, but no factor was bigger than the belief that the prices of homes would keep rising. The Big Short is … Read more

Spotlight (R) ★★★

Old Fashioned Journalism Makes for Great Modern Day Bio Drama

With the new age of reporting, society often forgets about those behind the scenes of a story. While newspaper teams are enduring budget cuts and … Read more

Room (R) ★★★½

Touching and Tension Filled

For a film with a one-word name that has not been heavily promoted, it’d be difficult to see it gaining heavy traction with moviegoers. I really hope this will not be … Read more

Sicario (R) ★★★★

The Border Wars Ignite in Sicario

The film, Sicario, named after the assassins who work for drug cartels (‘hit-man’ in Spanish), is an action-thriller set on the U.S.-Mexican border that deals with the fight against … Read more

Mississippi Grind (R) ★★½

Mississippi Grind: A Drama That’s Quite a Gamble

In this road movie that feels much like classic 1970s cinema, Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines, 2012) plays Gerry, a talented yet perpetually unlucky … Read more

Amy (R) ★★★

Amy: The Deadly Downward Spiral

Amy tells the story of one of the biggest music icons – singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse’s instant fame and the fight against what else it had to offer. The biographical … Read more

A Little Chaos (R) ★ ★½

Winslet Charms Audiences in A Little Chaos

It’s been 20 years since actor-director Alan Rickman (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, 2013), and Academy Award winner Kate Winslet (Insurgent, 2013) collaborated in Sense Read more

Spy (R) ★★★½

McCarthy’s Magnificent in Spy

From the director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, Paul Feig presents his latest action-comedy flick, Spy. With Melissa McCarthy (St. Vincent, 2014) at the helm, audiences are in … Read more

Love and Mercy (PG-13) ★★★★

“Love and Mercy” is a compassionate, gripping and touching tale of the Beach Boys rise to fame and the man (Brian Wilson) behind their distinctive sound. The film’s a refreshingly unconventional biopic directed by Bill … Read more

San Andreas (PG-13) ★★★

A Few Faults, But San Andreas Wows Audiences

The Rock (Dwayne Johnson, Furious Seven, 2015) is on a roll and makes big moves in the 3-D disaster flick, San Andreas.

After a massive, magnitude … Read more

The Age of Adaline (PG-13) ★★★½

Lively is Lovely in “The Age of Adaline”

We are constantly reiterating the phrase, “life is too short, enjoy every moment.” Our time on earth is brief and could be taken away from us at … Read more

Bikes vs Cars ★★★½ By Kathrine LeBlanc

Bikes vs. Cars: Breaking the Cycle of Traffic Jams, Pollution, and Corporate Interests

In the documentary film, Bikes vs. Cars (2015), director Fredrik Gertten takes a deep look at a problem all highly-populated cities … Read more

Furious 7 (PG-13) ★★★½

Lucky Number 7, Enjoy the Ride

Buckle your seatbelts; Furious 7’s insanely supersized and supercharged theme takes action films to a new level. From cars ejecting from planes to cars leaping between skyscrapers, the film … Read more

The Gunman (R) ★★½

The Gunman: Slightly Misses the Target

From Taken (2008) director, Pierre Morel, his latest action-drama, The Gunman is primed with top notch actors, Sean Penn (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013), Idris … Read more

Boyhood (R) ★★★★

Truly Original Endeavor

Although it’s not unusual for child actors to claim they grew up in front of the nation, few can actually say that they had someone literally documenting their life the way that … Read more