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When Ten Isn't Enough: The 12 Best Films of 2015 - Part II

6. Wild Tales - Or, as I call it: Politically Incorrect with Damian Szifron. The Argentinian-born director/writer cooked up, by far, the nastiest black comedy I've seen this side of Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street, and the funniest piece of filmmaking of the past year. It's a vignette of six stories of people who unleash their darker nature when pushed to the edge, be it from a sleazeball husband who's been screwing around with other women ("Until Death Do Us Part"), or a group of passengers who discover they all share a single thread with an irate pilot ("Pastenak"), humanity's basic rest impulse is the central theme; that despite our concealed appearances, we're all just animals waiting to be unleashed. This is a twisted look on the dark side of our species, and I laughed long and hard through it all.

5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Simply put: this was the movie I expected Mad Max: Fury Road to be, and never was for me, on a personal lev…

When Ten Isn't Enough: The 12 Best Films of 2015 - Part I

First, let me say right off the bat that I'm sorry it has take me this long to put out anything for this site. To be honest, I was bummed out.

I'm bummed out that the Oscars decided to go all-white for the second straight year and having being reminded that stories about minorities don't really matter all that much.

I'm bummed by the realization that whoever walks away with gold on February 28th, I'll have no dog in this year's hunt.

I'm aggravated with the Bernie Bros and Clintonistas going at each other's throats, completely forgetting that they're on the same side.

I'm frightened that Donlad Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are currently vying for the title of most reactionary candidate I'll ever seen in my lifetime.

I'm nearly apathetic and tired of the continuing saga of will my Chargers remain the San Diego Chargers.

I  (constantly) worry that I'll never be able to get out of my own head and try to live, laugh and fall in love.