2015 has seen its share of sequels; perhaps surprisingly, "Creed" is among the best.

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 1977-05-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

This was the movie that reshaped the industry (for better or worse); it’s possible to argue that no more important film was released during the second half of the 20th century.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: John Crowley
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhall Gleeson, ...

Although not without moments of sadness and tragedy, "Brooklyn" is sublimely uplifting and life affirming.

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"Spotlight" is a Valentine to investigative journalism and a stark reminder of where we’re headed now that this brand of writing has become an endangered species.

It might be possible to make a gripping film about the 2010 mining disaster but "The 33" isn’t it.

Overplotted and at least 20 minutes too long, the film opens big, slogs through its middle act, and recovers for a rousing conclusion.

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-06
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: Animated
Director: Steve Martino
Cast: (voices) Noah Schnapp, Alexander Garfin, Hadley Belle Miller, Francesca Capaldi, Venus Schultheis, Mariel Sheets

To those with even a limited exposure to Peanuts over the years, this will feel like a homecoming.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2015-10-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: David Gordon Green
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Joaquim de Almeida, Ann Dowd, Scoot McNairy, Zoe Kazan

For the filmmakers, one tone-deaf mistake at the end doesn’t undo this compelling behind-the-scenes peek at how buffoons get elected and men of substance become political roadkill.