Best DVDs and pay-per-views of 2015

Best DVDs and pay-per-views of 2015


John Wick – Keanu Reeves stars as a hitman who comes out of retirement in a refreshingly old-school action piece.

The Homesman – Tommy Lee Jones directed and stars as a drifter who is forced to lead a group of women across pre-Civil War Nebraska. With Hilary Swank.

Inherent Vice – Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel is a deadpan comic noir set in 1970s California. With Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin.

Ex Machina – A computer programmer goes to a cold, remote mansion to perform the Turing Test on android Alicia Vikander.

Cop Car – Two boys skip school, find a cruiser seemingly abandoned in a grove of trees and take it for a spin. Corrupt cop Kevin Bacon wants to get it back because he knows what’s in the trunk.

The Gift – Joel Edgerton wrote, directed and co-stars in the tricky story of a man who runs into an old high school acquaintance (Jason Bateman) and his wife (Rebecca Hall) with unnerving results.

Mississippi Grind – Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn are a couple of down-and-outers who embark on a trip down the river from Iowa to New Orleans for one big game.

Dark Places – Charlize Theron stars as the troubled heroine in an adaptation of an early Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) novel.

Books by Mike Mayo