Best and worst films of 2015 As we look back on 2015, there have been great cinematic moments that have dealt with profound human stories, complex moral dilemmas; historical biographies and some films that were just good escapist entertainment. Our list is by course not in any order of recommendation and if you want to see these on DVD please note the classification warnings within the full reviews at http://www.catholic.org.au/film-reviews-2015. In some of these movies there is subject matter, sex scenes, violent language and simulated violence that would disturb some Catholic viewers. You will have your own list, but here are our office’s best films for 2015. Best Films of 2015: ‘71 A Most Violent Year Amy Birdman Citizenfour Ex Machina Far From Men Foxcatcher Inside Out Iris Leviathan Love and Mercy Mad Max Fury Road Macbeth Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Selma Sicario Straight Outta Compton The Lobster The Martian The Theory of Everything Truth Most Entertaining Films of 2015 (more than worth a look) Ant-Man Black Sea Creed Dope Dinosaur Fast and Furious 7 It Follows Kingsman: The Secret Service Last cab to Darwin Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Spectre Spy Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens The Dressmaker The Martian Top Five Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago Wild In January keep an eye out for the cinematic release of: Carol Steve Jobs The Revenant The Hateful Eight Spotlight Worst Films of 21015 I can remember when I was a boy and read catholic films reviews the ones I wanted to go and see were those which my predecessor, Dean Fred Chamberlain, labelled as “condemned,” So at the risk of encouraging our most contrary readers please stay away from our worst films of 2015: Fifty Shades of Grey The Gallows She's Funny that Way Love the Coopers Chappie Get Hard Jupiter Ascending Mortdecai Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Ted 2 Terminator: Genisys The Fantastic Four Unfinished Business Unfriended Have a blessed Christmas and a happy new year. Fr Richard Leonard SJ is the director of the Australian Catholic Office for Film & Broadcasting. Compiled with the Office associates: Fr Peter Malone MSC; Professor Peter Sheehan; and Mr Callum Ryan.