Favourite Articles of 2015

Here are a list of my favourite articles and video essays from in 2015. For 2016, I’ll be making a list as I go along, as this one is mostly from memory.

I have a ‘to re-read’ list that’s about twice as long as this, and a ‘to read’ list that’s about four times as long, so I’ll be working my way through those and updating this over the next few months. I may also add descriptions/thoughts to each entry at some point too.


The Master Offers an Insane Cure to a Mad World | Nathan Rabin, The Dissolve

Aziz Ansari on Acting, Race and Hollywood | Aziz Ansari, The New York Times

Straight Outta Compton: Another Step In The Legacy of Erasing Black Women | Katie Barnes, Feministing

Interview with Alex Garland, Director-Writer of Ex Machina | Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve

On Melancholia and the Determinism of Despair | Britt Hayes, Birth.Movies.Death

BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty, and the Art of Cynical Sincerity | Zach Handlen, The A.V. Club

Gender-coding, Heteronormativity, and Pixar’s LAVA | Siddhant Adlakha, Birth.Movies.Death

Ex Machina and The Art of Character Identification | Film Crit Hulk, Birth.Movies.Death

The Case for Kristen Stewart | Scott Tobias, The Dissolve

Nightcrawler and Why Movies Don’t Need Character Arcs | Film Crit Hulk, Birth.Movies.Death

Stop Laughing at Old Movies, You $@%&ing Hipsters | Amy Nicholson, LA Weekly

The Conversation Looked Ahead To A World Without Privacy | Scott Tobias, The Dissolve

“I’ll Hurt You If You Stay”: Tranforming Love In The Fly | Phil Nobile Jr, Birth.Movies.Death

Ignorance – The Expected Virtue of Birdman | Film Crit Hulk, Birth.Movies.Death

Graphic, Novel: Marvel’s Jessica Jones and the Superhero Survivor | Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker

The Dark Knight: An Influential and Prophetic Blockbuster | Siddhant Adlakha, Birth.Movies.Death

Sicario and the Value of Depicting Rape in Abstract | Britt Hayes, Birth.Movies.Death

Why Are So Few Film Critics Female? | Katie Kilkenny, The Atlantic

Secretary and the Limits of Control | Britt Hayes, Birth.Movies.Death

Will Star Wars Just Be Fanfic From Now On? | Devin Faraci, Birth.Movies.Death

Does True Detective Owe You Diversity? | Phil Nobile Jr, Birth.Movies.Death

Black Panther Belongs In Black Hands: On Ryan Coogler, Systematic Racism, And The “Best Person For The Job” | Richard Newby, Audiences Everywhere

Seven: The Violence of a Cinematic Hellscape | David Shreve Jr, Audiences Everywhere

In Sofia Coppola‘s films, Music Says What Characters Can’t | Hazel Cills, The Dissolve

Father Figures In Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Movies | Noel Murray, The Dissolve

On Nostalgia and Growing Older in It Follows | Andy Crump, Birth.Movies.Death

The Adult Sympathies of The Breakfast Club | Jen Chaney, The Dissolve

On The Virgin Suicides and the Dreamy Elusiveness of Depression | Britt Hayes, Birth.Movies.Death

Rocky and the Communal Triumph of Losing | Richard Newby, Audiences Everywhere

Munich: Spielberg and the Delicate Art of Lacking Subtlety | Film Crit Hulk, Birth.Movies.Death

The Case Against Colorblind Casting | Angelica Jade Bastién, The Atlantic

Life Was Unfair But Authentic on Malcolm In The Middle | Matt Crowley, The A.V. Club

Ex Machina: The Dangerous Desire to Possess Woman | Britt Hayes, Shocktillyoudrop

The Greats: Vertigo | David Shreve, Audiences Everywhere


The Thing About Your Daughter’s Virginity | Ashley Simpo, Those People

There Is No Post-Racial America | Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic

Wind Waker Breaks Zelda’s Recurring Legend To Warn Against Blind Faith | Jake Muncy, The A.V. Club

Power & Responsibility: Why Ms. Marvel Matters | Siddhant Adlakha, Birth.Movies.Death

Metroid Works Best When Samus’ Growth Mirrors our Own | Zach Handlen, The A.V. Club

An Ode To Mario Sunshine, The Only True Mario world | Matt Margini, Killscreen

The Game-Like Films of David Lynch | Douglas F. Warrick, Killscreen

We Must Accept Simon Pegg as the King of the Geeks | Devin Faraci, Birth.Movies.Death

Reliving the Thrill and Heartbreak of Shadow of the Colossus | Group Discussion, The A.V. Club


The 25 Best Films of 2015: A Video Countdown | David Ehrlich

Really That Good: Spider-Man 1&2 | Bob Chipman

A Serious Man: Can Life Be Understood? | The Nerdwriter

Consent Is As Simple As Tea | Blue Seat Studios

How Donald Trump Answers A Question | The Nerdwriter

Women of 2015 Growing Up On Screen | Jessica McGoff

POV Shots In The Films of The Coen Brothers | Jacob T. Swinney

Drive – The Quadrant System | Every Frame a Painting

Sofia Coppola’s Dreamscapes | Jacob T. Swinney

The Red Drum Getaway (Hitchcock/Kubrick mash-up) | Gump Studio

The Wolf of Wall Street: Cinema of Excess | The Nerdwriter



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