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A Mad Man with a Blog’s top five films of 2015


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Okay, so we’re doing this. And if we’re doing this, then we need to lay out some ground rules.

Firstly, these are all going to be films that I’ve actually seen. Which was a little limiting, when I got down to it. Apparently a number of the films I quite liked this year were actually not films this year. Who knew?

Anyway, the second rule is that these are the films I most enjoyed. Which is a polite way of saying that it’s my list, and I’m choosing the films.

Other than that, enjoy and feel free to be wrong disagree in the comments.

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It Follows – A Review


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There was a bit of a stir about It Follows when it came out a little while back.

It happens occasionally. Horror is, by and large, a looked-down-upon genre amongst many film critic circles, but occasionally some of the magic gets through. As in the case of It Follows, from the look of it; something which gets the mechanics right on the one level, and the deeper meaning on another.

Of course, there’s always a danger. The “meaningful” can easily become dull, and lose any sort of actual relevance. Walking the tightrope is a difficult task. Is It Follows up to it?

Read on…