2014 was a pretty lackluster year for movies, which made it that much more exciting to have so many cancel-plans-and-get-straight-to-the-theater weekends in 2015. The blockbusters blockbusted harder, the indies cut deeper, the sequels kept up with—and in many cases defeated—their predecessors. Here’s the Fuse.tv staff’s 20 must-see picks from the year (listed, not ranked).
Not released in time for consideration: The Hateful Eight, Concussion, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Sisters, Joy, The Revenant, The Big Short, In the Heart of the Sea.
If you went to see Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015, you can attest to the fact that this movie kicks ass! It had been 30 years since the last Mad Max film (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, 1985), and Fury Road was well worth the wait. Straight from George Miller, the creator/writer/director of the previous three installments, Fury Road hits on all cylinders (pun intended). The cinematography is absolutely gorgeous, the set design is stunning and the action sequences that seem to go on forever keep you on the edge of your seat every step of the way. It’s everything a Mad Max fan could ever want and then some. So good, in fact, that the the next entry in the franchise is already in the works, with George Miller set to return. –Juan Cadavid