Our favourite films of 2015

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Ok we’ve been movie-centric lately, but admit it, 2015 was a good movie year. We had no less than 2 mainstream lez flicks, along with the announcement of Freeheld. Here’s a rundown of our favourites

1. Spy We can’t be the only ones who thought this film was literally the funniest comedy in ages. Maybe it’s because Megan McCarthy is a comedy genius. Also, who’d have thought Jason Statham would have made us laugh.

2. Trainwreck We already know that Amy Schumer is a feminist comedy queen, along with Tina fey and Amy Poehler of course. Trainwreck is a breath of fresh air from the usual cookie cutter romantic comedies we are so bored of now. In a role reversal Amy plays a commitment-phobe, career woman who finally meets ‘a nice guy’; hilarity ensues. Even if romantic comedies aren’t your thing, some of the scenes are actually pretty hard hitting and truthful and the jokes are as funny as they are realistic.

3. Amy This documentary about troubled singer Amy Winehouse was the most heartbreaking documentary of the year. A must-see whether you liked her music or not.

4. Macbeth Movies based on Shakespeare plays tend to be hit or miss and this is a hit. Michael Fassbender delivers an amazing performance as Macbeth and so does Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth (though we aren’t quite sure about the accent)

5. Star Wars OK we know it’s only just been released but come on, it’s Star Wars. It’s broken box office numbers and have you seen and heard the living goddess that is Carrie Fisher? Just like the mixed audience Star Wars draws in, the film brings members from the original cast from years ago and fresh faces too. Go see, go see, go see!

6. Carol Of course we had to include Carol but aren’t going to draw too much attention to it seeing as we have banged on about it enough. Suffice to say it’s an amazing film that we urge GaydarGirls to check out.

7. Grandma Lily Tomlin has been wowing us and bringing us laughter in Grace & Frankie on Netflix and Grandma was no exception. It’s funny, heartwarming and heartbreaking. Laverne Cox is amazing by just existing, but she’s also good in the film too.

What were your favourite films of 2015? Are there any you are looking forward to in the new year? Let us know in the comment section below…

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