AFTER a year of watching films, our resident reviewer has listed the best and worst films he saw in 2015. Best films of 2015 1. The Lobster: Colin Farrell delivers an excellent performance in this quirky and hilarious satire about the pros and cons of being single and/or in a relationship.
2. Holding The Man: Honest, raw, heart-wrenching and moving story that charts the relationship between two men from high school through to the bitter end.
3. Inside Out: Pixar outdoes itself with this fun, imaginative and emotional story that takes place inside the mind of a little girl as she struggles with growing pains.
4. Mad Max: Fury Road: Pure cinematic thrill-ride with a kickbutt lead female character. Deliriously exciting.
5. Mommy: Amazing film about the relationship between a mother and son told with confidence and conviction.
1. American Sniper: Deplorable, racist drama about an army sniper dubbed an American hero for his shooting skills, yet hisequally skilled Middle Eastern counterpart is the evil bad guy.
2. We Are Your Friends: Interesting idea: the life of a DJ and the skill involved in the job but boringly routine and predictable.
3. The Gallows: Found footage film with zero imagination or even motivation for its characters to keep filming. All characters are insufferable, annoying jerks.
4. Paranormal Activity: The
Ghost Dimension: 3D is strictly for gimmick purposes, endless exposition is delivered gratingly and in the most ham-fisted, unnatural way.
5. 50 Shades of Grey: Antifeminist, largely tame, insultingly bad would-be sizzling sexy film has characters that defy logic and basic decency.
Bradley Cooper in American Sniper.
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz in The Lobster.