10. Mr. Holmes
What if the world’s most captivating investigator began to lose his capacity for recall?
9. 99 Homes
This is what happened after The Big Short.
What does it say about the motion picture industry when a franchise’s fourth best film becomes one of the top 10 movies of the year?
Carol is immaculately detailed, much like everything else that Todd Haynes has directed.
6. Mississippi Grind
It’s not the winning, but the ride.
5. She‘s Funny That Way
Peter Bogdanovich returns with the most entertaining rom-com Woody Allen never made.
Last week, the Vatican’s newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, published a negative review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, taking the film to task for its “misleading representation of evil.” To date, the Vatican’s newspaper has not reviewed the motion picture Spotlight, nor has it commented on that movie’s representation of evil. Vatican Radio, on the other hand, has lauded Spotlight for its honesty.
3. Ex Machina
Every year, one great movie slithers out of the slush pile. In 2015, that movie was Ex Machina.
2. The Revenant
Astonishing in almost every conceivable way. Leonardo DiCaprio will – and should – win the Academy Award for Best Actor.
What separates Sicario from Denis Villeneuve’s previous outings is an unrelenting emphasis on story as opposed to metaphor. Sicario is the best work of Benicio Del Toro’s career. Same goes for Denis Villeneuve. A++.