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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

2015 - Cuckoo's Year in Review

In true cuckoo tradition, I'm submitting my annual Year in Review post a bit later than most might expect it to fall out of my ass.
I had a hefty list of 42 films I had to narrow down to this little list here before you and I cried as I watched some favorites get the boot.
Real tears.  Real manly whimpering tears.
Like all the previous years, I realize a few of the films are produced the previous year before but they didn't get a proper nationwide release until 2015, so I included them on this list.

Here's my Top 10 Favorite Films of 2015:

click on the titles for mini-reviews

10.  Mad Max: Fury Road
9.  Sicario
8.  Brooklyn
7.  Anomalisa
6.  Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
5.  Victoria
4.  Mustang
3.  The Revenant
2.  Room
1.  Inside Out

Honorable Mentions:
Beasts of No Nation
Ex Machina
Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh Ich seh)
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
Lobster, The
Look of Silence, The
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Steve Jobs
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

And where's the fun if one doesn't list off the crappy cream of the crappiest of crap?
Attack on Titan: Part 1 (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Fantastic Four
Fifty Shades of Grey
Gallows, The
Get Hard
Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence, The
L.A. Slasher
Last Witch Hunter, The
Strange Magic

...and there we have it, kids.

Agree?  Disagree?  Have a list of your own?


budarc said...

I'll copy/paste my list here since I put a lot of man-hours into 2015 viewing last year. Nothing different here from the list I sent you, kook.

TOP 10
The Brand New Testament
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Mr. Holmes
The Revenant
Where to Invade Next

50 Honorable Mentions (because, why not?):
The Boy
Bridge of Spies
Clouds of Sils Maria
Crimson Peak
Deep Dark
Ex Machina
The Final Girls
45 Years
400 Days
He Never Died
The Intern
It Follows
Jurassic World
The Little Death
The Little Prince
The Lobster
Love and Mercy
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Overnight
Paper Towns
Pawn Sacrifice
The Peanuts Movie
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Stand By Me, Doraemon
Steve Jobs
Tale of Tales
Time Lapse
The Visit
The Voices
The Walk
A Walk in the Woods
Welcome To Me
When Marnie Was There
Wild Tales
Wolf Totem
World of Tomorrow

I agree for the most part with your choices for the POS awards. I'll add The Boy Next Door and The Wedding Ringer into the mix for good measure.

cuckoo said...

I'll toss in my "All the Rest" list of the 2015 films I enjoyed that didn't make the cut.

While we're on the subject, I may as well drop my "All the Rest" list I sent to bud, that didn't make the cut but I still enjoyed very much:

Bridge of Spies
Clouds of Sils Maria
End of the Tour, The
Furious 7
Hateful Eight, The
It Follows
Mistress America
Nie yin niang (The Assassin)
Queen of Earth
Roger Waters The Wall
Sulemani Keeda
Tout Nouveau Testament, Le (The Brand New Testament)