The Age of Adaline (2015)
"[Concussion] is anchored by a sensitive, understated performance by Will Smith as the real-life forensic pathologist who earned the NFL's animosity for shining a torch on the problem in Pittsburgh, home of the revered Steelers."
The Revenant (2015)
"No one is more in rhapsody over the manliness of the mission than Inarritu. His bleak and beautiful movie is overwrought, but it's also soaked through with the brutality of the frontier and the tragedy of its indigenous people."
The Hateful Eight (2015)
"While cinema's favorite cinephile is up to some of his old tricks in his eighth feature, this over three hour long drawing room thriller also feels like a step forward for the wayward enfant terrible -- a step toward maturity."
San Andreas (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
"Most of the second half is spent drifting with them on lifeboats. In these interminable minutes, we don't get anything resembling an understanding of how they survived (or didn't) either mentally or physically."
"This Macbeth brings war, post-traumatic stress disorder and grief to the fore in a more visceral way than others have been able to show, and in this way Kurzel has put his stamp on the canon of Macbeth film adaptations."
"It's wildly uneven but it is wild. There's plenty here to quibble with (the film's title prompted outrage in Chicago), but unassailable is its passion to bring attention and compassion to Chicago's blood-soaked streets."
The Danish Girl (2015)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
"With a deftly crafted blend of smarts and corn - of course there's corn, people, this is Rocky! - it earns our trust: It's gonna go right to the edge with the heartstring-tugging, but it won't go over."
The Night Before (2015)
"The Night Before is a millennial coming-of-age story cloaked in a cloud of smoke. It's a druggie comedy, to be sure, but a sweetness about vulnerability, honesty, friends and family cuts through the haze."
"Carol is an overwhelmingly beautiful film. It looks like a dream, it sounds like whispered want, and it feels like falling in love in all its stomach turning terror and ecstasy. Even its title rolls elegantly off the tongue."
The 33 (2015)
Love the Coopers (2015)
By The Sea (2015)
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
"Unlike an ongoing investigation, we know the outcome here already. The trick of Spotlight is making the potentially unsexy "how they got there" into not only one of the best movies of the year, but one of the best journalism movies of all time."
" Brooklyn is a story for anyone who has ever left home. It's a story for those who've waffled in indecision, for those forming their identities and forging their own paths. And it's one of the loveliest films to grace cinemas this year."
Die Another Day (2002)
Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
"In Suffragette, which without [Mulligan] would be a far, far less compelling movie, she doesn't merely entertain us with her skill. She brings to vibrant life an important part of our global history that's easy to forget."
Rock the Kasbah (2015)
Steve Jobs (2015)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Crimson Peak (2015)
The Martian (2015)
"With Damon's charm center stage, Scott has crafted an exciting, hopeful story about humanity at its best: The brightest minds working together for a common goal that bridges international borders and forges a feeling of unity."
The Walk (2015)
"The Walk serves its purpose by showing you something you've never seen before, from perspectives as impossible as the stunt itself. Zemeckis just chose for too long to luxuriate in the fantasy of it all, when the reality was more than enough."
The Intern (2015)
"In keeping everything so polite, The Intern, while being a pleasant and watchable movie, is also entirely ephemeral. Maybe that's why, like Meyers' other films, The Intern will likely be so re-watchable, too."
Black Mass (2015)
"It's absolutely chilling to watch Depp. With bad teeth and a head of dramatically receding hair, the actor somewhat resembles Jack Nicholson in The Departed but deftly avoids caricature as he grows more sinister with every murder."
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
A Walk In The Woods (2015)