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Top 15 Films of 2015

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As anyone who I’ve kept up regular contact with will probably know, my interests have shifted a bit from music to film (what I got my degree in) – hence a shift in this blog. I watch a lot more movies than I do listen to music at this point (I’ve seen well over 100 films from 2015 this year just to put things into perspective). Hopefully those who retain an interest in this blog and my writing and filmmaking and other stuff find this list at least somewhat interesting and maybe check out some of these films (if you haven’t seen them already).
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Film Review: Time Out of Mind (2014)

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There are many sides to the persona known to the world as Richard Gere. There’s the handsome, charming guy we know from his romantic comedies – probably the side most known to the world. The more complex character actor who we witness in select films (Days of Heaven, I’m Not There, Arbitrage). That’s kind of it… honestly. I like Richard Gere, he seems like a nice enough guy and I genuinely enjoy watching him on screen even though he’s been in some really (REALLY!!!) shit movies. But for whatever reason(s) he had for wanting to make this film, he showed a side to him which I can’t remember ever seeing before.
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Film Review: Southpaw (2015)

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Southpaw is the new film by Antoine Fuqua (who’s best known work remains 2001’s Training Day) starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Victor Ortiz, Oona Laurence, and Rachel McAdams. This is a film that’s been highly anticipated by me (and from what I’ve read and heard from others – professional critics or otherwise). I’ve been a BIG Gyllenhaal fan for a long ass time and his recent string of films (End of Watch, Prisoners, Enemy, Nightcrawler) have made him surpass anyone’s expectations from him. When photos were released of his transformation, I was even more pumped to see this film.

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