2015 was an awesome year for movies, and even more than in years gone by we saw that it is possible to make quality blockbusters that take their audiences seriously and put in maximum effort to deliver something special. A magnificent film like ‘Spectre’ would have made the Top Ten in just about every other year but it isn’t even in our Top 15, so we like to start off with giving this 24th Bond movie a special mention for the Best Opening Scene of The Year; that chase scene during the Day Of The Dead-celebration in Mexico was phenomenal! Sadly that was followed by the worst Bond-song of all time which explains why it didn’t make our final fifteen. Excellent blockbusters like ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Fast & Furious 7’ also just dropped out of the list, which proves even more what a great movie year this was.
We also like to give an honorable mention to ‘Last Cab to Darwin’ as our Favourite Australian Movie of 2015. Director Jeremy Sims made a very heartfelt and emotional film and Aussie legend Michael Caton has never been better (yes officially ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is an Aussie film as well but as it stars an Englishman and a South-African and as it’s filmed in Namibia it doesn’t really qualify as “Made In Australia”). Now on to our selection of The Spotlight team’s fifteen favorites of 2015. Needless to say this highly subjective ranking is open to discussion, as we always say there is no better critic than yourself!