Monday, January 4, 2016

Eimer's Best Movie Experiences of 2015


Welp, it's that time of the year once again when I spew out all of my favorite films to you - showcase my breadth and depth of movie tastes and showcase how smart and knowledgeable I am about movies.

That said, I had the opportunity to see a lot more movies with and without my children at the theater as well. Just another sign that they're growing up and we're able to hit some of the big ones away from the dreaded TV screen. 

It's always tough selecting this list. My thought process is to pick movies that live with me two, three weeks, even months after viewing them. Movies that are different, unique, distinctly awesome. Movies that I feel myself thinking about long after the final credits roll. 

So without further adieu, please enjoy my Top Eleven Movie Experiences of the past year - brought to you by my Twitter-handle 1SentenceMovieReviews. Sure it's a shameless plug: so, please follow me - now!

#11 - It Follows

#10 - Beasts of No Nation

#9 - The Big Short

#8 - Love & Mercy

#7 - The Martian

#6 - What We Do In the Shadows

#5 - The Hateful Eight

#4 - Room

#3 - Inside Out

#2 - Mad Max: Fury Road

#1 - Ex Machina

The Rest of the Pack:
  • Creed
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • St. Vincent
  • Jurassic World
  • Everest
  • Whiplash
  • Mistress America
  • While We're Young
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • The Equalizer
  • Wild
  • Birdman
  • Nightcrawler
  • Still Alice
  • The Gift
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Tomorrowland
  • Coherence
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Force Majeure
  • Foxcatcher

A Note About Star Wars
Many of your nerds are probably like, "Huh? What? Why didn't he put the new Star Wars on his list? It was awesome, dude!"

Below is my review written on December 21.

Although I liked the movie (liked), I just can't put it in my Top Ten List due to two overwhelming flaws of that particular film:

  • First flaw: The too outrageous and too obvious similarities between The Force Awakens and A New Hope.
  • Second flaw: JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan actually decided to include another Death Star in this film. Not counting the prequels, THAT MAKES THREE DEATH STARS IN FOUR FILMS! For shame.


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