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KMUW Movie Club's Favorite Films Of 2015

As 2015 ends, KMUW's Jedd Beaudoin, Fletcher Powell and Hugo Phan have gathered to discuss their favorite movies of the year.

Every once in a while, we discover films that flew right by us when they came out. In a bonus (and longer) segment, the KMUW Movie Club discusses their favorite film(s) they saw in 2015 that didn't exactly come out this year. 


Hugo's Pick - Inside Out (2015)

Do you want to know why you uncontrollably cry during certain Pixar movies? Inside Out is the movie that might offer some answers.

Through the eyes of an 11-year-old girl and her anthropomorphized emotions, Pixar elegantly stresses the limits of joy and how important sadness is in our lives.

Fletcher's Pick - Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

This is the most bonkers movie, possibly of all time. I still can't believe what I saw. This is a worthy companion to director George Miller's true masterpiece, Babe: Pig In The City.

Jedd's Pick - The End of the Tour (2015)

The End of the Tour is really a two-man show with Jason Segel as the late David Foster Wallace and Jesse Eisenberg as Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky.

It’s the story of a five-day interview between two writers, one who would change the face of fiction forever (Wallace) and one who probably could have (Lipsky). In the end, it’s a story about intimacy, about an uneasy peace between two great minds.

The film perfectly captures 1996 and the moment when Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008, was on the rise and when Lipsky was there to capture it with impressive clarity.

Fletcher Powell has worked at KMUW since 2009 as a producer, reporter, and host. He's been the host of All Things Considered since 2012 and KMUW's movie critic since 2016. Fletcher is a member of the Critics Choice Association.
Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.
Hugo Phan is a Digital News Reporter at KMUW, and founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. After years of being a loyal listener, he signed up to be a KMUW volunteer and joined the station's college student group before becoming a digital assistant in 2013.