Monday, 1 July 2019

Ace Black's List: The 10 Best Movies of 2015


More than 60 movies from 2015 have been reviewed on the Ace Black Blog. Here are the 10 Best:





















Directed by Sarah Gavron.
Starring Carey Mulligan, Ben Whishaw, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.
The harrowing story of women's struggle to win the right to vote in England of the early 1900s, and an unblinking look at the consequences of dedication to a just cause. Full review.












Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter.
A grim and ferocious western, and a story of individual survival in an untamed land. A feast for the eyes and a challenge for the mind, unrelenting and almost physically exhausting to watch. Full review.












Directed by Ridley Scott.
Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels and Sean Bean.
An epic space survival and rescue drama celebrating science, resiliency and innovation under pressure in a graceful, visually rich package. Full review.


























Directed by S. Craig Zahler.
Starring Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins, Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox.
An engrossing horror western featuring a sturdy rescue mission punctuated by a few unforgettable moments of abominable gore. Full review.
























Directed by Jay Roach.
Starring Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, and John Goodman.
A character study and a cautionary tale about social paranoia, and a sharply written story of career survival set during the Red Scare. Full Review.



























Directed by Danny Boyle.
Starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen and Michael Stuhlbarg.
An honest portrayal of a deeply flawed genius innovatively presented through sharp conversations prior to the launch events for three seminal products. Full review.
























Directed by F. Gary Gray.
Starring Jason Mitchell, Corey Hawkins, O'Shea Jackson Jr., and Paul Giamatti.
The hard hitting history of the gangsta rap band N.W.A., and an engrossing story about the power of music and the destructive forces of wealth and greed. Full review.


























Directed by John Cowley.
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.
The story of a young Irish immigrant woman creating a new life in the United States is filled with overtones of the future clashing with the past, the new world contrasting with the old, and how one individual story carves out a new nation. Full review.


























Directed by George Miller.
Starring Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and Hugh Keays-Byrne.
Two hours of roaring engines, imaginative machinery, post-apocalyptic maniacs, high speed carnage, ridiculous outfits, unbelievable but real stunts, and outrageous destruction. And it's all delivered with loving beauty, a symphony of annihilation where every note contributes to the artistic devastation. Full review.























Directed by Adam McKay.
Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.
A sharp and irreverent take on the 2007 housing market collapse that precipitated the Great Recession, The Big Short is fast-paced, glitzy, funny, brash, flippant and derisive when it needs to be. Full review.


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