I think my favorite part of the new year celebration are the endless lists that come out. I’m a sucker for them. Top ten best hot dog recipes of 2015? Well of course I’d like to know that!
All kidding aside, I do have a real passion for movies and television, and thought it would be fun to share my top ten movies of 2015. It has become a burgeoning tradition for me to write about stuff like this on TMTB – so check out my last entry about movies for 2014 here.
As was the case in 2014, the following ten movies are not necessarily the most critically acclaimed films, but they are a good cross section of what I felt represents the best of Hollywood in 2015. So, without further adieu, here are my top ten must see films of 2015…
Johnny Depp is finally back ladies and gents. That is why you need to see this film. After years of playing the likes of Captain Jack Sparrow, Mortdecai, the Mad Hatter, and all of the other nonsense he’s done, he got back to the gritty performance that made Johnny Depp who he is. I would daresay that this was an even better performance than his go as Donnie Brasco back in 1997. Depp was absolutely terrifying as Whitey Bulger and you couldn’t tell where Depp ended or where Bulger began. Director Scott Cooper really knew how to capture the small town feel of South Boston in the 1970’s/80’s, but also the nuances that make Bulger one of the most reviled yet oddly popular criminals in American history. In fact, I would make the case that this is the best gangster film since 1995’s Casino.