Anomalisa (2015) ★★★★★

A suffocating view of humanity. Directed and produced by Charlie Kaufman, based on his own eponymous play, comes the story of the delusional Michael Stone (David Thewlis), a British author who’s forte is customer service. He soon finds himself in the hotel room of two women, both fans of his work who are in town to hear him speak. Michael sees something different in…

The Peanuts Movie (2015) ★★★★☆

Hollywood did this one right, Charles Schultz would be pleased. He’s back, and this time, attempting to get through the school year. Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp) finds a new crush, and takes part in a talent show with the help of his friends and his beloved dog, Snoopy. How lovely that a whole new generation are…

Top Ten: Worst Films of 2015

Here is the worst of the worst my friends, so you can choose wisely when the time comes for watching a smashing film! Be sure to check back soon for my ‘Top Twenty: Best Films of 2015’. Before we begin, some dishonourable mentions include: Unfinished Business, Victor Frankenstein, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, American Ultra, Chappie, Vacation, Serena, Seventh Son, Insurgent, Hot Pursuit,…

Room (2015) ★★★★★

A raw, unconventional take on abduction. Abducted at the age of 17 by a man known as ‘Old Nick’, Joy Newsome (Brie Larson) has been held captive for 7 years. The one thing however, that has kept her alive, is her 5-year-old son, Jack (Jacob Tremblay). The two share a strong bond. The film shadows the characters lives in ‘Room’, their attempts to…

Pan (2015) ★☆☆☆☆

As flat as a frying pan.  Directed by Joe Wright, during WWII, a young orphan named Peter, is kidnapped by pirates, who take him to Neverland. Here, he discovers his destiny to become the hero, who will be forever known as “Peter Pan”. The script being its greatest flaw, contains some of the most absurd lines to come out of film…

The Danish Girl (2015) ★★★☆☆

Try not to mistake this for Mrs Doubtfire.  Copenhagen in the 1920’s, Artist, Gerda Wegener (Alicia Vikander) asks her husband Einar (Eddie Redmayne) to stand in for a female model. When the paintings prove to be popular, Einar begins dressing and living as a woman nicknamed Lili. Having discovered her true identity, Lili’s marriage to…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015) ★★★☆☆

(Does contain mild spoilers!) The rotten apple of the bunch.  Picking up almost immediately from the last scenes of Mockingjay: Part 1, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) is rescued from the Capitol, though brainwashed, as proved after attempting to murder Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence). Meanwhile, Gale is wasting no time in trying to win Katniss back. The fight continues, though Katniss has something different in…

Inside Out (2015) ★★★★★

“Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head?”  Pixar returns – this time bringing something a little different to the table. Inside Out looks into the head of a young girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) exploring the core emotions that control her. Therefore, Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy…

Top Ten: Dreamworks Animation films

I am a huge fan of Dreamworks – in fact, I have been as of a very young age. I have been meaning to write this list for a long time now, but was awaiting the release of Home, which sadly turned out to be Dreamwork’s rotten apple of the bunch, therefore not making my list. In…