I have paid my money at the cinema to see the following this year:

  1. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (****)
  2. Mad Max – Fury Road (****+)
  3. San Andreas (***)
  4. Jurassic World (****)
  5. Minions (***)
  6. Inside Out (*****)
  7. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (****)
  8. The Martian (***+)
  9. Legend (***)
  10. The Program (****)
  11. Spectre (**)
  12. Steve Jobs (*****)
  13. Mockingjay Pt 2 (****) (altho’ I’m tempted to deduct half a star for too many endings)

I also got round to seeing the following on aeroplanes, streaming or tv:
Mockingjay Pt 1 (****), Guardians of the Galaxy (**), Birdman (****), Wild (***), Into the Woods (****), Cake (****), Black Sea (***), Blackhat (**), Thor: The Dark World (***), Whiplash (****), A Single Man (***), Paddington (****),
Under the Skin (**), Splice (***), The Two Faces of January (***), Take Shelter (***)

I have failed at watching the following (by which I mean I turned them off or fell asleep because they were just that gripping)
Inherent Vice, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Big Hero Six (twice)

Star ratings try to combine enjoyment factor and merit, but mostly focus on enjoyment. I can’t claim San Andreas has any merit. And I’m stretching a point with Jurassic World, and I know it. Yay, velociraptors!