Infinite Respawncast – Top Films of 2015

This is it! Chris and Dylan look back on 2015 and compile their personal favourites of 2015. Along with their least favourite films of the year. They also talk about what films they’re excited for others to see in 2016. Next week we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled podcast, with a review of something (we’re still trying to figure out what’s worth seeing).

Dylan’s Top 10:

10. The Hateful Eight
9. Creed
8. What We Do in The Shadows
7. The Duke of Burgundy
6. It Follows
5. Anomalisa
4. Sicario
3. Victoria
2. Carol
1. Ex Machina & Mad Max: Fury Road (tie)

Chris’s Top 10:

10. Crimson Peak
9. Ex Machina
8. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
7. The Hateful Eight
6. Sicario
5. The Look of Silence
4. The Gift
3. Spotlight
2. Carol
1. Mad Max: Fury Road

Chris’s Worst 5:

5. Paul Blart Mall Cop 2
4. The Gallows
3. The Ridiculous Six
2. Mortdecai
1. Superfast!

Dylan’s Worst 5:

5. Fantastic Four
4. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
3. Tomorrowland
2. Jurassic World
1. The Martian

You can find our debates for best actor, actress, screenplay, director, cinematography, and scenes of 2015, below:

You can also find more content on the site, as well as get updates on our Facebook page, as well as by following the site on Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter, or Dylan as well if you want more than just content updates. The podcast will go up on Tuesdays every week, so you can also just come here every Tuesday for a new episode. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, subscribe to us on iTunes. If you feel inclined, leave us a review and rate us. There is a Sticher version of the podcast here, as well. We’ll love you forever. We’re also on YouTube!

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Infinite Respawncast – End of 2015 Debates

Chris and Dylan sharpen their knives, detach themselves from any emotional connections, lock themselves in rooms across the country from each other, and yell about the best acting (male and female), best cinematography, best screenplay, best directing and the best scenes in film of 2015. Next week we will have our personal year-end lists for the best and worst films of 2015. There should not be any debates, just lots of us being excited about the year in film.

Click past the Joe Manganiello gif for YouTube videos (separated by category, will be added throughout the next couple days) and the complete list of nominees and winners.

Show Notes:

(4:12) Best Actor of 2015
(49:17) Best Actress of 2015
(102:54) Best Cinematography of 2015
(122:04) Best Screenplay of 2015
(150:50) Best Director of 2015
(161:43) Best Scenes of 2015

You can find more content on the site, as well as get updates on our Facebook page, as well as by following the site on Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter, or Dylan as well if you want more than just content updates. The podcast will go up on Tuesdays every week, so you can also just come here every Tuesday for a new episode. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, subscribe to us on iTunes. If you feel inclined, leave us a review and rate us. There is a Sticher version of the podcast here, as well. We’ll love you forever. We’re also on YouTube!

Don’t forget, you can react to this podcast in email format, like all the awesome people do. Just send us a response over at respawncast@infiniterespawns.com.

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Infinite Respawncast – The Tangerine and Peanuts Spotlight

Chris and Dylan are back with a high-octane episode talking about Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight. There’s also some Ridley Scott news regarding Blade Runner 2 and Alien: Covenant, the sequel to Prometheus. We dig into some new releases, and then Dylan talks Tangerine and Chris talks The Peanuts Movie. Then Chris takes on the task of convincing Dylan to watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 for next week’s podcast. Enjoy the shorter podcast format because hopefully I can maintain the length to something around this short.

Show Notes:

(1:25) Spotlight Review
(18:21) Spotlight Spoilers
(23:44) Ridley Scott has changed the name of Alien: Paradise Lost to Alien: Covenant, and released a synopsis for the film.
(26:10) New Releases
(31:52) Ridley Scott also explains the opening shots of Blade Runner 2 in exhaustive detail, and also Ryan Gosling is finally confirmed for the sequel.
(35:19) Dylan talks about Tangerine
(38:40) Chris discusses The Peanuts Movie
(47:44) Closing comments and reader mail

You can find more content on the site, as well as get updates on our Facebook page, as well as by following the site on Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter, or Dylan as well if you want more than just content updates. The podcast will go up on Tuesdays every week, so you can also just come here every Tuesday for a new episode. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, subscribe to us on iTunes. If you feel inclined, leave us a review and rate us. We’ll love you forever.

Don’t forget, you can react to this podcast in email format, like all the awesome people do. Just send us a response over at respawncast@infiniterespawns.com.

Infinite Respawncast – Let’s Talk About TIFF 2015

Dylan moderates Chris as he discusses the films he saw at this year’s 40th Toronto International Film Festival, and Chris’s first ever time there. We discuss a lot of movies, you can find what ones and when in the podcast down in the show notes. Each review that I have written is linked to the title of the movie in the show notes. There are some reviews I still have to write, though. Just a side note though that we recorded a podcast for The Martian where we also discussed The Walk and Sicario but that may have been lost to the void, and since we’re pretty busy people right now, that’s not gonna be re-recorded. However, Chris wrote a review for The Walk so you can read that if you’d like. Next week we will be doing something, we’re not sure what yet as we both definitely do not want to see Pan.

Show Notes:

(1:36) Demolition
(6:47) The Devil’s Candy
(11:08) High-Rise
(16:02) Collective Invention
(19:00) Spotlight
(23:48) SPL 2: A Time for Consequences
(27:43) Yakuza Apocalypse
(32:29) The Program
(39:20) The Witch
(43:18) Mr. Right
(49:02) Discussion of TIFF Awards and Closing Comments

You can find more content on the site, as well as get updates on our Facebook page, as well as by following the site on Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter, or Dylan as well if you want more than just content updates. The podcast will go up on Tuesdays every week, so you can also just come here every Tuesday for a new episode. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, subscribe to us on iTunes. If you feel inclined, leave us a review and rate us. We’ll love you forever.

Don’t forget, you can react to this podcast in email format, like all the awesome people do. Just send us a response over at respawncast@infiniterespawns.com.

Spotlight Review | TIFF 2015

Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight

As print journalism continues to die off, and investigative reporting as it used to be known continues to be minimal in existence, Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight focuses on a specific point in journalism history. The subject that the film tackles is one that makes a case for why investigative journalism should be more important to newspapers, and shines an unflattering light on the news, judicial systems, and the church. It is never completely scathing of any system – it wants to expose the flaws in all of them, but also wants to retain recognition of their importance.

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