What a year it’s been for movies. I’ve always given my opinion on movies, to anyone who’ll listen, but this year I’ve seen more movies than ever before. I think the very fact that I saw so many made me change the way I look at them. I’d like to give you what I think was the most remarkable movies of 2015.
Think of it as my very own award show. Only movies I’ve reviewed are eligible for this. That way I know what I’m talking about and also if you’re curious you can go see what I thought in depth. I’ll give you a small list of movies in each category, you see if you can guess which one I think wins.
It’s always a pleasure to see a film remind us of what the medium is good at. Film is visual. Writing is important of course (I’ll get to that in a minute) but movies are there to be SEEN. This movie was breathtaking from beginning to end. I’ve noticed a cheat lately on films where the first half hour is gorgeous and the rest could be made for TV. Spectre was bad for this. Not Victor Frankenstein though – this film was every bit as consistently beautiful as Crimson Peak and The Last Witch Hunter. Though cards on the table, I’m a sucker of Victorian England stuff, so Victor Frankenstein going to get a lot more love from me than perhaps it deserves.