Tag Archives: best of 2015

The Revenant (Innaritu, 2015)

Like Birdman before it, this beautifully shot and highly sensationalized film captivates in the moment but disappears into soulless immemory shortly after the curtains close. With each feature film, Innaritu has become more arrogant and mean-spirited, with little love for … Continue reading

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Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens

Its strongest ‘force’ is that it retains the heart of the original Star Wars trilogy by presenting friendships and camaraderie in the face of evil. The best scenes are those of the characters meeting, befriending, and trusting one another based … Continue reading

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The Hateful Eight (Tarantino, 2015)

The 70mm is glorious, though Tarantino does little to use the medium to his advantage. Snowfall is visceral and the actors pop off the screen, but with so much of the film set in a cabin, it feels that 70mm … Continue reading

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Carol (Haynes, 2015)

This is going to be a slightly different kind of review. I want to look at Todd Haynes’ Carol not only as the pinnacle achievement of what Haynes has being doing in cinema throughout his career but as the pinnacle … Continue reading

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Creed (Coogler, 2015)

An emotive tour de force only rivaled in quality by the original Rocky. Cinematographically superior and topically relevant. Some incredible moments including the slow motion run surrounded by motorcylists, the Steadicam long takes of entering the new gym and of … Continue reading

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