Archive for the ‘2015 in Film’ Category

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. LOVE (2015) – directed by Gaspar Noé
  2. THE MARTIAN (2015) – directed by Ridley Scott
  3. DIE HARD (1988) – directed by John McTiernan (35mm)
  4. DIE HARD 2 (1990) – directed by Renny Harlin (35mm)
  5. WOMAN IN THE MOON (1929) – directed by Fritz Lang (16mm)
  6. GHOST WORLD (2001) – directed by Terry Zwigoff
  7. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015) – directed by J.J. Abrams
  8. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015) – directed by J.J. Abrams (2nd viewing)
  9. SISTERS (2015) – directed by Jason Moore
  10. THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015) – directed by Quentin Tarantino (70mm)
  11. JOY (2015) – directed by David O. Russell
  12. VERTIGO (1958) – directed by Alfred Hitchcock (70mm)
  13. INTERSTELLAR (2014) – directed by Christopher Nolan (70mm)
  14. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) – directed by Stanley Kubrick (70mm)

Home Viewings:

  1. 9 ½ WEEKS (1986) – directed by Adrian Lyne
  2. EYES WIDE SHUT (1999) – directed by Stanley Kubrick
  3. FATEFUL FINDINGS (2013) – directed by Neil Breen
  4. AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) – directed by Mary Harron
  5. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1990) – directed by Tim Burton
  6. BATMAN RETURNS (1992) – directed by Tim Burton
  7. SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (1984) – directed by Charles Sellier
  8. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993) – directed by Henry Selick
  9. PRANCER (1989) – directed by John Hancock
  10. JINGLE ALL THE WAY (1996) – directed by Brian Levant
  11. JACK FROST (1998) – directed by Troy Miller
  12. THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992) – directed by Brian Henson
  13. GREMLINS (1984) – directed by Joe Dante
  14. HOME ALONE (1990) – directed by Chris Columbus
  15. CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) – directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
  16. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) – directed by Frank Capra
  17. STAR WARS: THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL CUT (1977) – directed by George Lucas
  18. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL CUT (1980) – directed by Irvin Kershner
  19. RETURN OF THE JEDI: THE ORIGINAL THEATRICAL CUT (1983) – directed by Richard Marquand
  20. TURKISH STAR WARS (1982) – directed by Çetin Inanç
  21. EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE STORY OF THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (2004) – directed by Edith Becker & Kevin Burns
  22. STARCRASH (1978) – directed by Luigi Cozzi
  23. COSMOS: WAR OF THE PLANETS (1977) – directed by Alfonso Brescia
  24. YOUNG@HEART (2007) – directed by Stephen Walker
  25. ZOOLANDER (2001) – directed by Ben Stiller
  26. KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962) – directed by Ishirô Honda
  27. KING KONG ESCAPES (1967) – directed by Ishirō Honda

Television:

  1. GREG THE BUNNY, 1×01-1×04

 

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And that’s a wrap for me as far as 2015 theatrical releases go. So without any further adieu, here is my official Top 10 of 2015 list.

1. THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY (Peter Strickland, 2014)
2. THE HATEFUL EIGHT (Quentin Tarantino, 2015)
3. LOVE (Gaspar Noé, 2015)
4. WINTER SLEEP (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2014)
5. WHITE GOD (Kornél Mundruczó, 2014)
6. WHILE WE’RE YOUNG (Noah Baumbach, 2014)
7. EX MACHINA (Alex Garland, 2015)
8. THE BABADOOK (Jennifer Kent, 2014)
9. IT FOLLOWS (David Robert Mitchell, 2014)
10. JOY (David O. Russell, 2015)

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And here are my picks for the 5 worst films of 2015.

1. THE NIGHTMARE (Rodney Ascher, 2015)
2. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (Joss Whedon, 2015)
3. TERMINATOR: GENISYS (Alan Taylor, 2015)
4. A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)
5. TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, 2014)

Theatrical Viewings:

  1. WAYNE’S WORLD (1992) – directed by Penelope Spheeris
  2. THE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015) – directed by Peter Sohn
  3. CREED (2015) – directed by Ryan Coogler

Home Viewings:

  1. AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986) – directed by Don Bluth
  2. MR. MOM (1983) – directed by Stan Dragoti
  3. PURPLE RAIN (1984) – directed by Albert Magnoli
  4. THE MUPPETS (2011) – directed by Brian Bobin
  5. COWSPIRACY (2014) – directed by Kip Andersen & Keegan Khun
  6. KINGPIN (1996) – directed by Peter & Bobby Farrelly

Television:

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Theatrical Viewings:

  1. KNOCK KNOCK (2015) – directed by Eli Roth
  2. THE FINAL GIRLS (2015) – directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson
  3. GINGER SNAPS (2000) – directed by John Fawcett
  4. SYNCHRONICITY (2015) – directed by Jacob Gentry

Home Viewings:

  1. THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE (1997) – directed by Taylor Hackford
  2. THE SPANISH PRISONER (1997) – directed by David Mamet
  3. PAUL MCCARTNEY REALLY IS DEAD: THE LAST TESTAMENT OF GEORGE HARRISON (2010) – directed by Joel Gilbert
  4. THE BRAIN (1988) – directed by Edward Hunt
  5. THE GATE (1987) – directed by Tibor Takacs
  6. THE HOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF (1985) – directed by Philippe Mora
  7. THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) – directed by Ron Clements & John Husker
  8. MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE (1966) – directed by Harold P. Warren
  9. SCANNERS (1981) – directed by David Cronenberg
  10. DRESSED TO KILL (1980) – directed by Brian de Palma
  11. SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY (1971) – directed by Jess Franco
  12. THE ADDAMS FAMILY (1991) – directed by Barry Sonnenfeld
  13. THE CANNIBAL MAN (1972) – directed by Eloy de la Iglesia
  14. 28 DAYS LATER (2002) – directed by Danny Boyle

Television:

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Theatrical Viewings:

  1. THE END OF THE TOUR (2015) – directed by James Ponsoldt
  2. Z FOR ZACHARIAH (2015) – directed by Craig Zobel
  3. TURBO KID (2015) – directed by François Simard & Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell
  4. THE VISIT (2015) – directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Home Viewings:

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Television:

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Theatrical Viewings:

  1. TERMINATOR 2: SHOCKING DARK (1989) – directed by Bruno Mattei
  2. UNITY (2015) – directed by Shaun Monson
  3. STREETS OF FIRE (1984) – directed by Walter Hill (35mm)
  4. THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (2015) – directed by Marielle Heller
  5. E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) – directed by Steven Spielberg
  6. ROAR (1981) – directed by Noel Marshall
  7. SINISTER 2 (2015) – directed by Ciarán Foy
  8. MISTRESS AMERICA (2015) – directed by Noah Baumbach
  9. BANG BANG BABY (2014) – directed by Jeffrey St. Jules
  10. SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE (2015) – directed by Mark Burton & Richard Starzak
  11. CLASH OF THE WARLORDS (1985) – directed by Willy Milan

Home Viewings:

  1. LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (2014) – directed by David Gregory
  2. THEY LIVE (1988) – directed by John Carpenter
  3. GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973) – directed by Jun Fukuda
  4. THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (1953) – directed by Eugene Lourie
  5. DOGS ON THE INSIDE (2014) – directed by Brean Cunningham & Douglas Seirup
  6. ONLY THE LONELY (1991) – directed by Chris Columbus
  7. NO HOLDS BARRED (1989) – directed by Thomas J. Wright

Television:

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Theatrical Viewings:

  1. TED 2 (2015) – directed by Seth MacFarlane
  2. INSIDE OUT (2015) – directed by Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen
  3. A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE (2014) – directed by Roy Andersson
  4. TERMINATOR GENISYS (2015) – directed by Alan Taylor
  5. THE WOLFPACK (2015) – directed by Crystal Moselle
  6. WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (2014) – directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  7. MAX (2015) – directed by Boaz Yakin
  8. SLOW WEST (2015) – directed by John Maclean
  9. MINIONS (2015) – directed by Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin
  10. JAWS (1975) – directed by Steven Spielberg
  11. LOVE & MERCY (2014) – directed by Bill Pohlad
  12. MINIONS (2015) – directed by Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin (2nd viewing)
  13. TWO 4 ONE (2014) – directed by Maureen Bradley
  14. PIXELS (2015) – directed by Chris Columbus
  15. ALIEN (1979) – directed by Ridley Scott
  16. IRRATIONAL MAN (2015) – directed by Woody Allen

Home Viewings:

  1. ROCKY (1976) – directed by John G. Avildsen
  2. ROCKY II (1979) – directed by Sylvester Stallone
  3. ROCKY III (1982) – directed by Sylvester Stallone
  4. ROCKY IV (1985) – directed by Sylvester Stallone
  5. ROCKY V (1990) – directed by John G. Avildsen
  6. ROCKY BALBOA (2006) – directed by Sylvester Stallone
  7. HIGH FIDELITY (2000) – directed by Stephen Frears
  8. FRANCES HA (2012) – directed by Noah Baumbach
  9. A RETURN TO SALEM’S LOT (1987) – directed by Larry Cohen

Television:

  1. THE X-FILES, 1×05
  2. BREAKING BAD, 1×01-1×07, 2×01-2×13, 3×01-3×13, 4×01-4×13, 5×01-5×16