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James McClung
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That time of the year again... or perhaps a few weeks late. I always have fun with end-of-the-year lists regardless. Still have to catch up on a few prospective Oscar contenders (e.g. Room, Carol, etc.), but other than that, I'm all caught up with my must-sees, with a small handful being released in the coming months.

My top flicks of 2015 (in as much order as I could muster):

1. Wild Tales
2. Inside Out
3. The Revenant
4. Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Ex Machina
6. The Hateful Eight
7. Anomalisa
8. Love
9. Bone Tomahawk
10. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Honorable mention (alphabetical):

Backcountry
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Krampus
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
Sicario
Slow West
Spotlight
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Straight Outta Compton

Worst film: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Any other thoughts/lists for 2015?



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James,

have you seen The Experiment with Adrian Brody and Forrest Whitaker? If so, which one was better, The Experiment or The Stanford Prison Experiment? I thought The Experiment was great and I really don't like Brody at all.

Other than that I don't have any comments on your list. 2015 was yet another year I didn't go to see one single movie.

I did watch A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night though, but I watched it on NetFlix. It was okay.  

Now I remember! I did start to watch The Human Centipede, but I found it unwatchable and gave up after 20 minutes.


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James,

have you seen The Experiment with Adrian Brody and Forrest Whitaker? If so, which one was better, The Experiment or The Stanford Prison Experiment? I thought The Experiment was great and I really don't like Brody at all.


I thought the German one was the best out of the three. But wasn't too big of a fan of any. The one with Bordy and Whitaker I would rank as the worse.


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I thought Gone Girl was a pretty good film and I don't really like the main actor. However, he played that part pretty well. I almost didn't go through with watching it as the first five minutes turned me off. Once I got into it though it was all right. Lots of similar stories out there, but you could say the same about all of them.


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What was the name of the German one?

Dustin, I liked Gone Girl too, but I had read the book, so the "twist" wasn't a surprise. Besides, films are seldom as good as the books.  


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James,

The little film called The Force Awakens didn't make the list? Heh.
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I dig your list James. It's not only unique, solid as well. Mine's a bit more mainstream, but here it is...

10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9. The Gift
8. Room
7. The Hateful Eight
6. Ex Machina
5. Inside Out
4. Anomalisa
3. The Revenant
2. Bone Tomahawk
1. Mad Max: Fury Road


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James,

have you seen The Experiment with Adrian Brody and Forrest Whitaker? If so, which one was better, The Experiment or The Stanford Prison Experiment? I thought The Experiment was great and I really don't like Brody at all.


I did not see The Experiment. Just watched the trailer, though. Honestly, the two look like completely different films. The Stanford Prison Experiment generally remained true to the source material. All the characters had the same names as their real-life counterparts, and there were a good handful of scenes towards the end that were basically line-by-line recreations of video footage from the original experiment. Not sure how many liberties they took in the end (I'm sure they had to take a few), but The Experiment, in comparison, looks like complete fiction inspired by elements of the original experiment.

I have not seen the German version. Been on my Netflix saved list for a few years now. If there's an easier way to access it, short of blind-buying a super expensive copy on Amazon, I haven't come across it yet. On my radar in any case.

Regardless, I've been hoping they'd make a faithful adaptation of the original experiment for years now. I think it has a lot to say about the concept of good and evil, power, and how circumstances define an individual more than their own values and perceptions of themselves. Fascinating shit.


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James,

The little film called The Force Awakens didn't make the list? Heh.


I didn't see it. Fuck me, right? Seriously, it's in the double digits at this point how many people have asked if I've seen it.

Honestly, I'm not the biggest Star Wars fan and haven't seen the originals since I was a little kid, but the real reason I missed the new one was because I basically underestimated how accessible it'd be upon its release. I figured it'd be sold out for months, so I didn't even bother to pursue it. That said, not a single person I've talked to hasn't liked it, even though everyone has their gripes. I'm of a mind to check it out very soon and honestly think I'll enjoy it just fine.


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I thought the German one was the best out of the three. But wasn't too big of a fan of any. The one with Bordy and Whitaker I would rank as the worse.


I haven't watched any of them as I see them as an extension of the Milgram experiment. However, I did watch a film called Stoic several years ago that I believe gives some real insights into true human nature.


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However, I did watch a film called Stoic several years ago that I believe gives some real insights into true human nature.


An Uwe Boll shoutout! That's a rarity...

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A great year for film. There's still so much I'm stoked to see.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Room
3. The Hateful Eight
4. The Gift
5. Mistress America
6. Creed
7. Wild Tales
8. Steve Jobs
9. The Final Girls
10. The Visit

Haven't seen:

Tangerine
Carol
Tom at the Farm
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Mommy
Love
Spotlight
The Big Short

Worst film, honourable mention: Brooklyn
Worst film: Jurassic World


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What was the name of the German one?


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250258/


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The Revenant (though technically it's a 2016 movie), Bone Tomahawk, The Martian, and Star Wars top my list... not necessarily in that order.

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I have to say, I wasn't impressed with The Hateful Eight. That's not to say it was a waste of time, nor was it a bad movie by any means.

But I hold Tarantino to a very high standard. and this one just didn't even come close Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds. Both of which IMO are among the best movies of the last 10 years.
I've also kind of grown bored with Sam Jackson. He's a one note wonder.

I didnt like the way H8ful ended. i thought it kind of went out with a whimper.

With that cast, and that premise - It should have been a slam dunk. It wasn't.

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I didn't care for Mad Max either... i thought it was actually pretty ridiculous.

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i need to see Creed, Heart of The Sea, and I want to see Everest as well.
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The top-spot is a close toss-up between:

1. Whiplash
2. Girlhood


Rounding out the rest of the top 10 (in no particular order):

--45 Years
--While We're Young
--Bridge of Spies
--Hateful 8
--Sicario
--Birdman
--A Most Violent Year
--Foxcatcher


Still need to see:
--Star Wars
--Ex Machina
--Reverent
--Slow West
--Mad Max
--Inherent Vice
--Carol
--The Tribe

I've got most of these films above either recorded or on DVD (or I plan to watch them at the cinema over the next two weeks), so I will update this list as I go


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Rest assured, while it was not on my list, this was a great film.

I'd watch on the big screen if possible. Can't imagine watching it at home. Too many distractions. Unless you can read sign language, you'll be missing a substantial chunk of the plot anyway (which is part of the point, I suppose). Feel like in the wrong environment, you might have not watched much of anything at all when the credits roll.

Fascinating viewing experience anyway. Difficult to describe, honestly. But well-worth it.


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Unfortunately I missed it when it was out...so the DVD copy that I got for Christmas will have to do! I'm seriously intrigued to see how they manage to pull off what is, essentially, an unsubtitled foreign film.

I shall post back in here when I get round to watching it!


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