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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.”


What We Do In The Shadows ****

“What We Do In The Shadows” is the funniest and most original comedy I have seen in a while. Made from the creators of the brilliant show “Flight Of The Choncords”, this hilarious and gore filled horror comedy really caught me by surprise.

If you have ever seen shows like “The Office” or “Parks and Rec” then right away you will be familiar with the setup of this movie. It is told from the point of view of a documentary crew as they follow around their subjects, stopping for side interviews here and there. The catch is that they are observing a group of vampires living in New Zealand played by Jermaine Clement, Taika Waititi, and Johnathan Brugh.

I can tell you that these vampires have been living together as roommates for too long. They have lived in the same house for centuries in fact. The film opens with a house meeting as they argue over cleaning dishes and general housekeeping. This sets the tone for a hilariously original flick. I think what I loved the most is how their Vampire powers always pop out unexpectadly such as abilities to fly as well as hyptnotize people. Such things come in handy when the police show up unexpectadly to investigate a disturbance.

I think I laughed the loudest when I one of the characters preps his victim by placing newspapers on the floor around them to minimize the mess. This becomes pointless when the goofy killer accidently hits an artery and it sprays out like a lawn sprinkler.

We also meet other creatures of the night when the vampires run in to a pack of insecure Werewolves lead by the always funny Rhys Darby. He tries to keep his pack as civil as possible by avoiding swearing and chaining them all to trees when the full moon is out.

“What We Do In The Shadows” is a film that you will probably have to look hard to find. It seems like it is destined to find it’s audience on the home front as oppposed to in theatres. Either way I hope it finds great success as it is truly hilarious and is also a damn good horror film. It does not hold back on the gore or violence which has been lost during this whole vampire craze.