March 5, 2016

The 3rd Annual Coopies! The Top Five Films of 2015

Poopie Coopie (Most Disappointing film of 2015) - American Sniper
American Sniper is so forgettable that I almost forgot that it was released in 2015. With some of the great war movies released in the past 10 years (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds) , the standards are higher than this and I expect more from veteran filmmakers like Eastwood. This was a shallow, one dimensional look an American hero who should have had a more elaborate film treatment that wasn't just a plain watered down Hollywood feature. 

5. Room
An unsettling but completely memorable movie. Unbearably tense at times. An unforgettable story that introduced audiences to Jacob Tremblay and gave Brie Larson another opportunity to shine on screen. 

4. Kingsman: The Secret Service
Sharp, refreshing, witty and fresh and fun. 

3. The Revenant
Innaritu outdoes his work in last year's Birdman with this visual masterpiece. Certainly a style over substance piece, but there are some lasting images that will stick with me for some time. Especially the single take sequence early in the film. 

2. Ex Machina
Original Review
There are so many great things to walk away with from this cautionary AI tech tale. 

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
Original Review
This just felt like the obvious choice this year. I'm with the masses on this. Nothing was as energized, entertaining and inventive as Fury Road.

If you were wondering, here is a full list of the 2015 films that I saw.

  1. American Sniper
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
  3. Bluebird
  4. Circle
  5. Creed
  6. Creep
  7. Danny Collins
  8. Druid Peak
  9. Ex Machina
  10. Far from the Madding Crowd
  11. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  12. Infinitely Polar Bear
  13. Inside out
  14. It Follows
  15. Jurassic World
  16. Kingsman: The Secret Service
  17. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
  18. Mad Max: Fury Road
  19. Maps to the Stars
  20. Me Earl and the Dying Girl
  21. Preservation
  22. Pressure
  23. REC 4: Apocalypse
  24. Room
  25. Sicario
  26. Slow West
  27. Spotlight
  28. Spring
  29. Steve Jobs
  30. Tangerine
  31. The Big Short
  32. The Lobster
  33. The Revenant
  34. The Visit
  35. The Walk
  36. These Final Hours
  37. Trainwreck
  38. Welcome to Me
  39. While We're Young
  40. White God
  41. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

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