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Top 10 Films of 2015

In the year that Jeremy Clarkson got binned by the BBC, same-sex marriage was legalised in America, Bruce changed to Kaitlyn and it became cool to be a Belieber, cinema has again delivered an eclectic selection of entertaining films. Here are my picks of the 2015 bunch, based on the UK release dates…
10. It Follows

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9. Ex Machina

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8. Carol

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7. Straight Outta Compton

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6. Whiplash

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5. Inside Out

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4. Sicario

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3. Hector

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2. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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1. Birdman

Features

Top 10 Films of 2015 (so far…)

Can you believe we are halfway through the year already? I can’t, but well, we are! So it’s the time again to list my favourites so far. The images link through to my reviews if applicable so click away to find out which they’re included!
10. Lost River

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9. The Overnight

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8. It Follows

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7. Mad Max: Fury Road

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6. 45 Years

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5. Whiplash

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4. Ex Machina

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3. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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2. Hector

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1. Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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DVD & Digital

DVD review: Whiplash

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An intense, edge of your seat, drama about jazz music would appear about as plausible as a feel-good flick in a funeral parlour but that’s exactly what director Damien Chazelle achieves with ‘Whiplash’. Music school drummer Andrew Neimann (Miles Teller) is young and impressionable, determined to be the next big sensation of the jazz scene. Standing in his way is intimidating conductor/mentor Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons) whose exceptionally high standards lend him extreme methods of coaching. Are his unorthodox teaching techniques necessary means to an end or is he bitterly blocking the threshold to stardom because he himself feels he has underachieved?

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