Top 10 Films of 2015

I guess it’s the time of year for drawing up lists… or rather, well past that time, I suppose. Thinking of the inevitable “best of” list throughout the year, I kept projecting forward – where are those 10 best films? I’m so excited for them! Can’t wait! Until, with a bit of a shock, sometime around November I realized I’d probably already seen the 10 best films of the year. What? Those films?! I do not mean to slander the films on this list, but they do somehow feel less self-evident than last year’s did. While I can’t claim that Brooklyn is any revelation in terms of the history of cinema, and maybe not even the “best” film of the year, it was the film that had the greatest emotional impact on me, so… there it is, sitting on top.

  1. Brooklyn (John Crowley – Ireland)
  2. Sicario (Denis Villeneuve – US)
  3. It Follows (David Robert Mitchell – US)
  4. The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle – US)
  5. Hard to be a God (Aleksey German – Russia)
  6. Phoenix (Christian Petzold – Germany)
  7. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller – Australia)
  8. Queen of Earth (Alex Ross Perry – US)
  9. Dog Lady (Verónica Llinás and Laura Citarella – Argentina)
  10. The Gift (Joel Edgerton – Australia)

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