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The Best Films Of 2015

These were my favourite films of 2015

  

13 “The Gift” “See, you’re done with the past, but the past is not done with you.”

  

12 “Trumbo” “Friends? What friends? Who the hell has the luxury of friends? I’ve got allies and enemies. There’s no room for anything else.”

  

11 “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” “Hunt is uniquely trained and highly motivated – a specialist without equal – immune to any countermeasures. There is no secret he cannot extract, no security he cannot breach, no person he cannot become. He has most likely anticipated this very conversation and is waiting to strike in whatever direction we move. Sir, Hunt is the living manifestation of destiny – and he has made you his mission.”

  

10 “The Revenant” ” He’s afraid. He knows how far I came for him. Same as that elk, when they get afraid they run deep in to the woods. I got him trapped, he just, He doesn’t know it yet.”

 

9 “Steve Jobs” “Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.”

  

8 “Bridge Of Spies” “We need to get off this merry-go-round sir. The next mistake our countries make could be the last one. We need to have the conversation our governments can’t.”

  

7 “What We Do In The Shadows” “Yeah some of our clothes are from victims. You might bite someone and then, you think, ‘Oooh, those are some nice pants!”

  

6 “Spotlight” “Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we spend most of our time stumbling around the dark. Suddenly, a light gets turned on and there’s a fair share of blame to go around. I can’t speak to what happened before I arrived, but all of you have done some very good reporting here. Reporting that I believe is going to have an immediate and considerable impact on our readers. For me, this kind of story is why we do this.”

  

5 “Dope” “Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Malcolm Adekanbi. I’m a straight-A student with nearly perfect SAT scores. I play in a punk band with my friends and I’m a 90s hip hop geek. A bad day for most geeks would be being the butt of jokes but when you live in the Bottoms, a bad day could look like this.”

  

4 “Sicario” “You should move to a small town, somewhere the rule of law still exists. You will not survive here. You are not a wolf, and this is a land of wolves now.”

  

3 “The Hateful Eight” “When the handbill says “dead or alive”, the rest of us just shoot you in the back from up on top a perch somewhere and bring you in dead over a saddle. But when John Ruth the Hangman catches you… You hang.”

  

2 “Room” “Oh, don’t you tell me how to look after my son. I’m sorry that I’m not nice anymore, but you know what? Maybe if your voice saying “be nice” hadn’t been in my head, then maybe I wouldn’t have helped the guy with the fucking sick dog! Stay there, Jack. I’m calling the fucking lawyer. I can’t stay in this place.”

  

1 “Mad Max: Fury Road” “My name is Max. My world is fire and blood. Once, I was a cop. A road warrior searching for a righteous cause. As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken. It was hard to know who was more crazy… me… or everyone else.”

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Steve Jobs ****

“Steve Jobs” is a mesmerizing filmgoing experience. It contains a virtuoso performance from Michael Fassbender as the tech giant Steve Jobs. The story follows Jobs in the moments before three different product launches, two of which while he was with Apple. Fassbender does not much look like Job’s but certainly made me a believer with his conviction and dedication to the role.

 

The film is directed by Danny Boyle, who modifies his styles a bit to create a more straight forward drama that still has flashes of his sometimes manic style. Here he lets the actors and the dialogue free on to the screen with long stretches and takes that make everything feel real and authentic.

 

There are a lot of aspects about Steve Jobs on display here that might disturb some people. How many historical liberties were taken with this story we can never truly know but I think the filmmakers managed to capture the spirit of Steve Jobs. His essence is on display and how it effects both of those around him is truly captivating.


Jobs **

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“Jobs” is a valiant effort but sadly doesn’t really get to the heart of what made Steve Jobs tick. The film kind of glosses over the high and low points of Steve’s career without really getting in to the meat of it. Everything was in place but I just felt kind of detatched by the story.

Steve jobs as you probably know is one of the founders of Apple. He formed it with a few others in his dad’s garage. What people might not know is how he went from these humble beginnings to helping develop innovative products such as the iPod. It was not all good times though as Steve was ousted from the company at one point.

As Steve Jobs, I honestly believe that Ashton Kutcher is the wrong choice. Kutcher has a lot of talent and I know that this was a passion project for him but he just does not match up well with this role. He has some good moments but others fall completely flat.