Now that we are deeply embedded into 2016 it’s time to look at the movies of 2015 that flew under the radar…in the UK anyway. I apologise if you’ve come here looking for a new movie to watch but have seen them all, and if you have seen them all maybe you need to take a long hard look at yourself. But don’t worry, this is a spoiler free zone.
Bridge of Spies
Tom Hanks is God, I don’t think I need to say anything else but the boss is demanding it. Believe it or not Mark Rylance steals the show, and was, in my opinion rightly given the Oscar for best Supporting Actor. The story is incredible, and it needed someone of Tom Hanks ability just to pull everything together and make it tick, there is an underlying tension throughout the movie which does wonders for the storytelling aspect of it, a real top quality movie.
Look who’s back, Keanu’s back. Some people might call this just another generic action movie, lots of fights, lots of dead people. John Wick knows exactly what it is and doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that is the beauty of the movie, normally I’d categorize this as a “popcorn movies” because sometimes it’s just fun to watch people getting beat up, however, I will not be doing it the justice it deserves, and I’m not afraid to say this is the best straight up Action Movie of 2015.
The best boxing movie since Rocky? I certainly think so. Jake Gyllenhaal went through training as a boxer to get ready for this role and it shows, Rachel McAdams is solid as always, and also she is a beautiful beautiful human being, 50 Cent also has a role in the movie, I know, he somehow still gets paid to do things.
I know the story doesn’t sounds that exciting, but, from the Director of Forrest Gump, Cast Away and Flight you have to expect him to live up to those heights, and he delivers possibly one of the best biopics in film history. A lot of credit has to go to the visual effects team, the shots of Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the tightrope are breath taking. A warning, if you suffer from Vertigo maybe avoid this.
The Stanford Prison Experiment
A tale as old as time…..okay, a tale as old as 1971, based on a actual experiment carried out in California’s Stanford University. The Stanford Prison Experiment serves as a stark reminder of the depths some people will go to, and we as people are generally just terrible if given a position of power, but isn’t it always fun to watch someone on a power trip? I think so, and that’s why I’m a terrible person, why are you?
Joel Edgerton wrote/directed and stared in this Thriller, and what a debut for Joel Edgerton, if these are the types of things that run through his mind remind me never to get in his bad books, this movie is enough to mess with anyone’s head, and the ending, oh the ending. It’s on Netflix so go an watch it, go now.
And there you have it! did we miss anything? do you want to call me an idiot for missing some? well you can! tweet @nerdhubonline and I’ll be sure to carry on not caring about you.