My three favorite movies watched in 2015 were Whiplash, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and The Salt of the Earth

  1. Rushmore ★★★★½
  2. The Royal Tenenbaums ★★★★☆
  3. Before I Go to Sleep ★★☆☆☆
  4. The Imitation Game ★★★½☆
  5. The Darjeeling Limited ★★★½☆
  6. Hotel Chevalier ★★★½☆
  7. Bottle Rocket ★★★☆☆
  8. Whiplash ★★★★½
  9. Short Circuit ★½☆☆☆
  10. John Wick ★★☆☆☆
  11. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) ★★★½☆
  12. Foxcatcher ★★★½☆
  13. American Sniper ★★★☆☆
  14. God’s Pocket ★★★☆☆
  15. Robin Hood ★★★☆☆
  16. Selma ★★★½☆
  17. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them ★★★☆☆
  18. The Theory of Everything ★★★½☆
  19. La famille Bélier ★★★☆☆
  20. Song One ★★☆☆☆
  21. Nightcrawler ★★★½☆
  22. Begin Again ★★★☆☆ (rewatched)
  23. Maps to the Stars ★★½☆☆
  24. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou ★★★☆☆
  25. Citizenfour ★★★★☆
  26. Eyes Wide Shut ★★★☆☆
  27. Minuscule – La vallée des fourmis perdues ★★★½☆ (rewatched)
  28. The Judge ★★½☆☆
  29. Laggies ★★½☆☆
  30. Into the Woods ★☆☆☆☆
  31. Wild ★★★☆☆
  32. Still Alice ★★★½☆
  33. Jupiter Ascending ★★☆☆☆ I am pretty sure this will be my biggest movie disappointment of the year.
  34. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ★★☆☆☆
  35. Mr. Turner ★★★½☆
  36. Inherent Vice ★★☆☆☆
  37. Kaguyahime no monogatari ★★★½☆
  38. The Best of Me ★☆☆☆☆
  39. The Name of the Rose ★★★½☆
  40. Badlands ★★★★☆
  41. Interstellar ★★★★☆ (rewatched)
  42. The Road ★★★☆☆
  43. Song of the Sea ★★★★½ Gorgeous!! Loved this!
  44. Life Itself ★★★★☆ (rewatched)
  45. Blade Runner  ★★★★★ (rewatched, for the umpteenth time!)
  46. The Hours  ★★★★☆ (rewatched)
  47. Taken 3  ★☆☆☆☆ Oh, Liam!
  48. Gemma Bovery  ★★½☆☆
  49. Avengers: Age of Ultron  ★★★½☆
  50. The Reader  ★★★☆☆ I greatly preferred the book.
  51. The Duke of Burgundy  ★★★★☆
  52. Ex Machina  ★★★½☆
  53. Kingsman: The Secret Service  ★★★☆☆
  54. The House of Magic  ★★☆☆☆
  55. Jiro Dreams of Sushi  ★★★★½ Loved, loved, loved this!
  56. Whisper of the Heart  ★★★½☆
  57. Mad Max: Fury Road  ★★☆☆☆ Eye candy, but ultimately not filling.
  58. Inside Out  ★★★☆☆
  59. Chappie  ★★☆☆☆
  60. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel  ★★★☆☆
  61. Furious Seven  ★½☆☆☆ Goodbye, Paul.
  62. El cantante  ★★☆☆☆
  63. Minions  ★★½☆☆ Papaya!
  64. Woman in Gold  ★★★☆☆
  65. National Theatre Live: Frankenstein  ★★★★½
  66. Loin des hommes  ★★★★☆
  67. Bill Cunningham New York  ★★★½☆
  68. Aloha  ★★★☆☆ Not a great movie, but with a lot of heart. Even Jose cried.
  69. Pitch Perfect 2  ★☆☆☆☆
  70. Days of Heaven  ★★★½☆
  71. The Water Diviner  ★★½☆☆
  72. The Maze Runner  ★★☆☆☆
  73. Ooops! Noah is Gone…  ★★☆☆☆
  74. Insurgent  ★★☆☆☆
  75. Grey Gardens  ★★★½☆ This is the end of our road together.
  76. Iris  ★★★½☆
  77. The Age of Adeline  ★★☆☆☆ This is where I started to watch a lot of mindless drivel to distract myself, with only moderate success.
  78. Before We Go  ★★☆☆☆
  79. Veronica Mars (rewatched) ★★☆☆☆
  80. The Last Five Years  ★★½☆☆
  81. True Story  ★★½☆☆
  82. Red Eye  ★★½☆☆
  83. Beyond the Lights  ★★☆☆☆
  84. Jurassic World  ★★☆☆☆
  85. Terminator Genisys  ★½☆☆☆
  86. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation  ★★☆☆☆ What happened to Tom Cruise’s face?!
  87. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List  ★★☆☆☆ Nowhere near as good as Nick and Norah.
  88. The Affair, Season 1 ★★★★☆
  89. Colombia Magia Salvaje ★★★½☆
  90. Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief ★★★☆☆
  91. Tomorrowland ★★☆☆☆
  92. Mr. Holmes ★★½☆☆
  93. The End of the Tour ★★★½☆
  94. Amy ★★★½☆
  95. The Salt of the Earth  ★★★★½ Happily, right around here, we started watching movies together again.
  96. The Man from U.N.C.L.E.  ★★☆☆☆
  97. Partisan  ★★★☆☆
  98. Hidden  ★½☆☆☆  I watched this solely to gaze at Alexander Skarsgard for a while.
  99. Nueve reinas  ★★★☆☆
  100. Spectre  ★★★☆☆  I may have fallen asleep for large portions of this. Note to self: You are now too old to go to the movies after 11pm.
  101. Youth  ★★★★☆ I love you, Michael Caine.
  102. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug  ★★★½☆ (rewatched)
  103. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2  ★★½☆☆ The best part of this, for me, was the completely unexpected chance to see Philip Seymour Hoffman one last time.
  104. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain  ★★★★☆ (rewatched)
  105. Comet  ★★☆☆☆ I really wanted to like this more than I did.
  106. Jack Reacher  ★★☆☆☆ (rewatched) I swear I had a good reason for rewatching this. I just can’t remember it right now.
  107. Z for Zachariah  ★★½☆☆
  108. The Little Prince  ★★★½☆ Loved the theme song! And the animation of the book story.
  109. Pan  ★★½☆☆
  110. There Will Be Blood  ★★★★☆ (rewatched)
  111. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials  ★½☆☆☆
  112. Muscle Shoals  ★★★☆☆
  113. Twenty Feet from Stardom  ★★★½☆
  114. Grizzly Man  ★★★☆☆ (rewatched)
  115. The Nutcracker Sweet  ½☆☆☆☆ I don’t really have words for how bad this was.
  116. Crimson Peak  ★★★☆☆
  117. Star Wars: The Force Awakens  ★★★½☆ I had such low expectations, but ended up having a lot of fun!
  118. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider  ★½☆☆☆ (rewatched) A chance to watch Angelina Jolie for a while cannot be considered a complete waste of time.
  119. Restrepo  ★★★☆☆
  120. The Revenant  ★★★★☆ Will Leonardo DiCaprio ever win an Oscar?
  121. The Martian  ★★★½☆
  122. Creed  ★★★½☆

My three favorite books read in 2015 were Infinite JestCien años de soledad, and Between the World and Me.

2015 is going to be the Year of the Book. I will read Infinite Jest or die trying. (I did it!!)

  1. The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum ★★★☆☆
  2. The Rosie Project by Graeme ★★☆☆☆
  3. La llama doble: Amor y erotismo by Octavio Paz ★★★★☆
  4. Stitches : a handbook on meaning, hope, and repair by Anne Lamott ★★★★☆
  5. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins ★★★☆☆
  6. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel ★★★★☆
  7. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner ★★★★★
  8. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell ★★★★★
  9. Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill ★★★★☆
  10. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes ★★★★☆
  11. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes ★★★★☆
  12. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami ★★★☆☆
  13. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr ★★★★☆
  14. Annihilation by Jejj VanderMeer ★★★★☆
  15. The Road by Cormac McCarthy ★★★★★
  16. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman ★★★★☆
  17. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay ★★★★☆
  18. Lágrimas en la lluvia by Rosa Montero ★★½☆☆
  19. Aura by Carlos Fuentes ★★★★★
  20. Amantes by Ana Juan ★★★★☆
  21. God-Shaped Hole by Tiffanie DeBartolo ★★★☆☆
  22. Entre el amor y los límites: Ayudando a los niños a alcanzar la autorregulación de la conducta by Jorge Eslava ★★★★☆
  23. Los años de peregrinación del chico sin color by Haruki Murakami ★★★☆☆
  24. El lector by Bernard Schlink ★★★★☆
  25. El año del verano que nunca llegó by William Ospina ★★★☆☆
  26. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace ★★★★★ I finished it and went right back to the beginning.
  27. Historia secreta de Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vásquez ★★★☆☆
  28. La hojarasca by Gabriel García Márquez ★★★★☆
  29. Cien años de soledad by Gabriel García Márquez ★★★★★
  30. El regreso de Ulises by Alberto Manguel ★★★★☆
  31. El coronel no tiene quien le escriba by Gabriel García Márquez ★★★★☆
  32. The Last Interview and Other Conversations by David Foster Wallace ★★★☆☆
  33. Quack This Way by David Foster Wallace ★★★★☆
  34. La mala hora by Gabriel García Márquez ★★★½☆
  35. El lenguaje de las cosas by María José Ferrada ★★★☆☆
  36. La siempreviva by Miguel Torres ★★★★☆
  37. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates ★★★★★ There are so many things I want to say about this book, but first, go read it. Then we’ll talk.
  38. Everything Plays by Anna Czerwińska-Rytel ★★★★☆
  39. El viaje Shackleton by William Grill ★★★★☆
  40. Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace ★★★★☆
  41. La Enciclopedia de la Tierra Temprana by Isabel Greenberg ★★★★☆
  42. Under the Ocean by Anouck Boisrobert ★★★★★
  43. Uno siempre cambia al amor de su vida (por otro amor o otra vida) by Amalia Andrade Arango ★★★☆☆
  44. Prisons We Choose to Live Inside by Doris Lessing ★★★☆☆
  45. The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna ★★★★☆
  46. Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie ★★★★☆
  47. Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff ★★★☆☆
  48. The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon by S. S. Taylor ★★★☆☆
  49. Lo que no tiene nombre by Piedad Bonnett ★★★★☆
  50. The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton’s Lair by S. S. Taylor ★★★☆☆
  51. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami ★★★½☆

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