Merry Christmas you filthy animals!
A big thank you to anyone who has read, liked, favourited, tweeted, viewed, retweeted, reblogged (I think I got everything) and followed.
It hasn’t been the best year for film in 2015. One of few surprises and big disappointments (Star Wars and Hunger Games, I’m looking at you!)
With a backlog of nearly 50 films and a trip away to Latvia, this could potentially be my last post for the year :O I know. What will you do?
I will do my utmost in the New Year to bring a review a day and catch up with the backlog BUT I will reward with a little gift. My top best and worst films of 2015.
My criteria for best; Films that entertained, made me laugh, cry, feel any emotion other than anger. Films that engaged, intrigued and/or surprised. Enjoy. Debate. Discuss. Just bear with if I don’t get back too quickly.
For any sticklers out there, the criteria for 2015 is films I watched at the cinema during that time. I will attach my reviews for the ones I was actually able to complete.
MY TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015 are:
1. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
2. X + Y
3. THE MARTIAN
4. FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
5. WOMAN IN GOLD
6. THE WATER DIVINER
8. BRIDGE OF SPIES
You can always bank on Hanks. Two wonderful performances from Hanks and Rylance. A tense, slow burning and brilliantly spy thriller.
9. INSIDE OUT
What? No joke. Pardon the irony. This was one of the funniest films I’ve seen in some time. A film that reduced me to tears of laughter for the right reasons. It’s going in there.
And now the fun bit . . .
The criteria for worst films; Films that disappointed, made me want to leave, made me leave, feel angry, rant and rave and pretty much curse every single being attached to the project, really. There were so many. BUT here goes.
MY TOP TEN WORST FILMS OF 2015 ARE:
3. THE GAMBLER
4. TAKEN 3
5. IT FOLLOWS
6. WILD CARD
7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
9. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION
And that’s all folks. Thank you so much for enjoying my mad rants. There are so many sites out there BUT I appreciate the 430 of you that read mine and my tweeps and the passing spectator.
Have a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.