- Room - Cliche driven, poorly written script can't be saved by wonderful acting.
- Bedevilled - Korean drama/horror works in many ways, but that ending really bothered me.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier - shockingly bad, after solid first film.
- The Trial - Welles' adaptation of Kafka novel as metaphor for Nazi Germany. Perkins shines.
- Last Shift - Underrated horror flick, with very solid performance by star and unnerving tension.
- Indigenous - Panama Jungle meets The Descent. Yep! Aside from good looking women, a dud.
- Criminal Minds: Season 9 - Repetitive, but character development and chemistry is its charm.
- Macbeth - Poorly adapted script and too much scenery, makes play lose all play quality.
- Crimson Peak - First complete letdown from Del Toro. One of the worst movies I've ever seen.
- Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado - Very slow start, but the last 20 minutes is hilarious.
- The Tribe - Sign language...no subtitles. One of the most bizarre films ever. Troubling.
- Up - Emotionally charged for Pixar film, but the guts of it were lacking.
- Memories of the Sword - Typical plot in genre, but stunningly beautiful final 30 minutes.
- Black Mass - Depp's best role since Fear and Loathing, adds to strong cast delivering.
- The Big Short - One of the finest adapted screenplays ever. Funny, brilliant and true - scary.
- Dead Friend (The Ghost) - Korean horror lacks rhythm. The frenetic ending doesn't work.
- Carol - Todd Haynes directs Blanchett and Mara to near perfection. Subtle power!
- Trumbo - Couldn't finish. Arguably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Cranston is awful.
- Avalanche Sharks - Absolutely idiotic, but some truly funny lines, especially towards the end.
- Floating Weeds - Ozu remakes his own and excels in using color to bring it to life.
- He Never Died - Henry Rollins as Cain. Sounds interesting and it is, for about 15 minutes.
- Twenty-Four Eyes - Japanese tale of teacher's effect on children and theirs on her. Powerful.
- Spotlight - Oscar winner delivers, but few too many soft touches, where I wanted more.
- Black House - Korean horror takes over an hour to deliver any chills. Waste of time.
- Captive - Mara and Oyelowo do their best, but they are working with a thin plan. Fails!
- Stranger By The Lake - French erotic thriller, with lots of gay sex and very little plot. Dud!
- Suffragette - Starts solidly, but falls apart. No passion from female director and writer.
- Circle - Clever horror/thriller takes serious look at prejudice, with possibly bigger implications.
- The Hateful Eight - Tarantino's worst movie to date and a complete clunker. Zero good to say.
- Legend - Tom Hardy plays dual role as the Kray Brothers. Needed more Browning and mum.
- Cowspiracy - Solid, frustrating documentary that looks at the food industries scary power.
Top Three: Twenty-Four Eyes, The Big Short, Carol
Bottom Three: Crimson Peak, The Hateful Eight, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Biggest Surprise: Black Mass
Biggest Letdown: TIE - Crimson Peak and The Hateful Eight