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The Best & Worst of 2015

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It’s that time of the year once again: the end.For those of you who are following The Gibson Review on Facebook, it also means it’s time for my annual best and worst of the year lists.
Before we dive in, let's take a moment to look at the year that was. The general consensus seems to be that 2015 was a solid year for movies, so much so that there are too many movies that rise above the pack to be considered 'The Best' for many critics and audiences. As we speak, The Revenant, Carol, Spotlight, The Big Short, Room, and Mad Max: Fury Road are all fighting for awards and Best-of lists.

Like every year, majority of the top grossers were based on known properties or sequels. Pixar's Inside Out is the only film in the Top 10 to not be part of a series or based on a known property. Of course, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was the unstoppable juggernaut of the year. Surprisingly, Jurassic World held that position for many months, becoming the third-highest grosser of all-time …