Category: 2015

SPOTLIGHT [2015]

Directed by Tom McCarthy Written by Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams , Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci I grew up going to a Catholic school. In my second (or third) year, the principal of…

THE BIG SHORT [2015]

Directed by Adam McKay Written by Charles Randolph (screenplay), Adam McKay (screenplay), Michael Lewis (book) Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Finn Wittrock, John Magaro, I’m not a fan of Adam McKay’s writing, in a comedic sense. His comedies such as…

BONE TOMAHAWK [2015]

Directed by S. Craig Zahler Written by S. Craig Zahler Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins, David Arquette A horror/western you say? This was something I had to see for myself, and if I am honest it is my favourite of the…

ANOMALISA [2015]

Directed by Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman Written by Charlie Kaufman Starring: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan Anomalisa is a strange, beautiful, and at times surreal experience from the man behind such mind benders as Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine For…

TRAINWRECK [2015]

Directed by Judd Apatow Written by Amy Schumer Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton When this movie was released I couldn’t find a negative view on it. I’m sure they were/are out there, but from what I…

INSIDE OUT [2015]

Directed by Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen Written by Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley Starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith, Mindy Kaling, Kaitlyn Dias, Richard Kind Now I know Pixar make quality films for the most part anyway, but I have…

THE HATEFUL EIGHT [2015]

Directed and Written by Quentin Tarantino Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth Since he rocked the film world with Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino has consistently carved out a unique position for…

99 HOMES [2015]

Directed by Ramin Bahrani Written by Amir Naderi, Bahareh Azimi, Ramin Bahrani Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern Thanks to some cracking acting from both Michael Shannon and Andrew Garfield, a very well written and observational script, and a simple but effective screenplay,…

THE REVENANT [2015]

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu Written by: Mark L. Smith (screenplay), Alejandro González Iñárritu (screenplay), Michael Punke (novel) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter I loved Birdman when I first saw it, but the more times I watched it, the more it…

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT [2015]

Directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez , Written by  Tim Talbott Starring: Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan, Billy Crudup I’ll always remember this experiment as it fascinated me endlessly in grade 12 psychology. During the summer holidays at Standford University, a makeshift prison was created within…

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