Row Three Favorite Films of 2015

A weak year or a strong year? You tell us. With an eclectic group of favorites from so many different people there’s an argument to be made that 2015 was one of the strongest years in film in a long time… but was it really? Well, in box office numbers, there’s no two ways about it. 2015 was the best ever (thank you Universal Pictures and Disney).

Whether you loved or were disappointed in 2015, we all found plenty to love and these are each of RowThree’s contributors’ favorite films of the year along with some honorable mentions, notable misses and even some stinkers. Each contributor is listed below – just start scrolling – or you can jump directly to any individual member of the group with a click of their name provided below.

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by the site, listened to any of the great podcasts hosted here and/or took the time to leave some comments in a post somewhere and some time throughout the year. We really appreciate each and every one of you. See you all in 2016!

Marina Antunes
Kurt Halfyard
Andrew James
Corey Pierce
Matthew Brown
Bob Turnbull
David Brook
Matt Gamble
Bryan Dressel
Chewie Darsow
Ryan James
Matt Price

Consensus



MARINA ANTUNES
A F T E R  T H E  C R E D I T S
 

10. Jupiter Ascending
When it comes to sprawling space opera, the genre lives on in books but it never does too well in the movies (unless you’re called Star Wars). Judging by the poor reception and low box office numbers, it’s cleat that the space opera will continue to be relegated to books and perhaps the small screen but man, seeing The Wachowski’s version on the big screen with lots of money thrown at it to make it looks as glorious as one could ever want was a real treat. This is still one of my favourite experiences of the year. I only wish I’d seen it opening weekend.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. Spotlight
The last few years have been a real downer for fans of adult ensemble dramas. Actually, I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie this devoted to brilliant storytelling and excellent, low key performances. There’s no showboating here only great actors doing great work in a tightly woven movie about a really difficult subject matter.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8. Tangerine
I’m a Sean Baker fangirl. From the moment I saw his first movie I’ve been a fan of his style of filmmaking which is decidedly small but has immense heart and compelling characters with compelling stories that have me coming back movie after movie. It was exciting to see Baker finally hit his stride with Tangerine which brings his brand of storytelling to a wider audience.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. Nestor
Reading that Nestor was written, directed, edited, composed and starred Jack of all trades Daniel Robinson, I was immediately turned off. This was going to go nowhere but the buzz out of the movie’s first screening at the Whistler Film Festival was too much to overlook and so I found myself taking in Robinson’s debut feature and falling totally in love with it. What’s it about? Well, maybe it’s about making art or maybe it’s about time travel or maybe it’s even about both. I’m not sure but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. James White
I love bold visions and Mond’s new movie is certainly that, keeping its lead front and centre through the good and the bad though it’s mostly the bad. James White is not a likeable central character and its really hard to watch him make bad decisions and make big mistakes but somewhere along the line, I started to feel for James and for his situation, in part because Mond adamantly forces you to stay with the character and partly because the performances, from both Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon as his mother, are just too affecting to be overlooked.

Not an easy watch but one of the year’s overlooked treasures.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. Ex Machina
Judging from his work as a writer, it was clear that Alex Garland loves great, high concept stories and it was wonderful to see that his debut as director also adds accomplished filmmaker to the list. Garlan’s AI thriller is a great story that is elevated to another level by spectacular performances, particularly from the recently re-emerged Alicia Vikander who has had a great year. A great bit of sci-fi and hopefully only the first of many more projects to come from Garland.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. Mustang
From the moment I saw Mustang’s young leads balk against their grandmother and the rest of the family, I was in love. Not only are the sisters in Ergüven’s movie a likable, cheer worthy feminists, theirs is a story with themes of oppression and breaking tradition that we can/should all get behind. Also, Günes Sensoy is a spectacular find. Hoping to see much more from this young talent.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. The Revenant
There’s no two ways about it. Iñárritu is a great artist and The Revenant is his masterpiece. I mean, Birdman was something else but this is on another level not only for its technical feat but for its transformative ability. The Revenant is a straightforward tale of survival and revenge but it’s also a brilliant example of great filmmaking elevating simple stories.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Into the Forest
Rozema’s tale of sisters fighting to survive after the apocalypse is small potatoes compared to what we usually see from Hollywood’s post apocalyptic tales and that’s perhaps one of the reason I love this movie so much. It’s the mostly quiet tale of how two women survive at the edge of the world. It’s intimate, quiet, beautifully performed and real in a way that we don’t often see in movies which only endears me to it more.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
Though on the one hand I love small intimate dramas about surviving the apocalypse, I also love big loud stories about the same subject matter. Miller’s movie proved to be everything I wanted from a big budget action movie along with everything I didn’t know I wanted from said genre: smart, intimate and story driven.

Oh yes, and a lot of fun to watch. Welcome back Mr. Miller.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

Honorable Mentions:
Sicario, 45 Years, Youth, Sisterhood of Night, Lost River, Magic Mike XXL, The Big Short

Regretfully Haven’t Seen:
Son of Saul, Dope, Anomalisa



KURT HALFYARD
C I N E C A S T
 

10. MacBeth
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. Steve Jobs
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8. Inside Out
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. Spotlight
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. Sicario
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. Carol
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. Louder than Bombs
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. Anomalisa
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Ex Machina
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Arabian Nights Trilogy
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

HM:
11. Fury Road
12. The Big Short
13. The Martian
14. Demolition
15. Theeb
16. Our Little Sister
17. Amy
18. An
19. The Revenant
20. The Interior
21. The Witch.

Films seen in 2014, but released this year that would have otherwise made this list:
Duke of Burgundy, Clouds of Sils Maria, Spring, What We Do In The Shadows

Regrettably missed:
Hard to Be A God, World of Tomorrow, Son of Saul, The Forbidden Room, Queen Of Earth, Taxi, Chi-Raq, Brooklyn



ANDREW JAMES
C I N E C A S T
 

10. Spotlight
A film I had little interest in seeing until others prodded me to. Now I’m so glad it did. A procedural that covers all of the bases of something I thought I already knew everything about! And it has two of the best scenes of the year.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. Kingsman: The Secret Service
One of the ballsier (or at least ballsy in that what it does is not what it promises in the trailers) movies I’ve seen in quite a while. Or if by ballsy I mean “not PC”, then so be it. Takes the typical spy movie tropes and turns some of them upside down, keeps some of them right where they are and other times hits them with elbow jabs. Violent and serious, funny and goofy. Lots of things to say and it doesn’t give a fuck who might be upset about them.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8. Sicario
Gritty and angry and sickening and funny and frustrating. Also one of the best performances on the year in Emily Blunt. No surprise there I guess.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. Inside Out
I cried three times in public this year. This was one of those times.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. Furious 7
It’s the end of an era. And it feels so damn good.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. Bone Tomahawk
I can’t believe the Coens had nothing to do with this. The script is bloody brilliant.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. Creed
From my LetterBoxd review: In the movie Airplane II: The Sequel, during the scene in which Sonny Bono is buying a bomb in the gift shop (no, not a ba, a bomb), there is a poster on the wall in the background advertising Rocky XXXVIII. The poster depicts an aging old man with boxing gloves on. I never thought I’d actually see that movie come to fruition. In Creed, The Italian Stallion is literally in a wheelchair and can barely make it up the steps of the infamous Philadelphia Museum of Art without assistance. If this were in any other context, it would be a punchline. But here, it brings a man’s career and life (and the lives of those he’s loved) full circle. And by invoking the past we know and love, it’s absolutely heartbreaking.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. Steve Jobs
Aaron Sorkin just gives his actors everything to chew on. Then they spit it out like a machine gun. It’s no wonder Jobs caught the cancer.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Clouds of Sils Maria
Gorgeous film making that buries my soul ever deeper into Olivier Assayas works. The praise for Stewart might be a bit over-played, but the chemistry between her and Binoche is stunning. A film about film, theater, celebrities real lives, behind the scenes, the generation gap and coming to terms with aging.

It’s fuckin cool man.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
This is pure, simple entertainment with strong characters, wonderful performances, charismatic and beautiful action sequences, perfect pacing (seriously, I have no idea when the best time to go pee is during this movie – I don’t think there really is one) gorgeous effects, sound design and that John Williams score coming home at just the right (yes, pandering but I love being pandered to) all with a nice setup for a much deeper and meaningful story to carry the fans into a whole new adventure with all new heroes, but with a familiar face.

This is the most joy I’ve had in a theater in a long, long time.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

HM:
Tomorrowland, Slow West, Paddington, The Big Short, Room, Joy

Full Ranking of 2015:
on LetterBoxd

Notable misses:
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, 45 Years, Diary of a Teenage Girl, Girlhood, Arabian Nights, Son of Saul, The Assassin

Just the Worst:
Pod, Mistress America, Minions, Hitman: Agent 47

Biggest Surprises:
Focus, The Gift, The Big Short, Joy

Biggest Disappointments:
The Hateful Eight, Jurassic World, Spectre, Crimson Peak, Blackhat

Most Underrated:
Paddington

Most Overrated:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Favorite Scenes:
Millenium Falcon character introduction (Star Wars)
One-take boxing match (Creed)
Priest admits to abusing children (Spotlight)
Opening action sequence (The Revenant)
Jobs vs. Woz (Steve Jobs)

Favorite TV Shows:
full list here



COREY PIERCE
S O U N D T R A C K  O F  Y O U R  L I F E
 

10. The Peanuts Movie
A labor of love. Every minute of the Peanuts Movie oozes a true understanding and appreciation for all of these characters and doing justice to the subtle sophistication of this old, depressing series of cartoons. Absolutely beautiful in its updated design.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. The Martian
The only survival movie of the year still worth talking about.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8. Cobain: Montage of Heck
Thankfully avoiding just taking us back to grunge church, Montage of Heck is about a unique man’s life, and knows exactly where to end. cobbled together over 7 years, this is the most creatively inspired and yet definitive portrait of a musician since The Devil and Daniel Johnston.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. Spring
Go in cold.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Criminally underseen, Diary clearly recalls Ghost World in its bluntly sexually awkward take on coming-of-age, but also visually recalls Soderbergh and more so jean-Marc Vallée’s C.R.A.Z.Y. in the way its strong use of music and in several its many visually memorable scenes.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. Paddington
A movie about the immigrant experience, strongly referencing the Jewish children evacuees all over London in the 1930s, Nazi doctors and escaping incinerators. Sort of. It’s mostly about a bear who licks his earwax.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. Spotlight
The years best ensemble is also the years quickest and best procedural. The process of intestigative journalism and seeing just how far we’ve sunk in this arena makes this the zeitgest film of 2015 and one of the only Oscar bait pictures worth rooting for.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. Me, Earl and the Dying Girl

Neither cynically cool nor full over-the-top heartbleed, but yes, indie quirk on steroids. Me Earl and the Dying Girl takes that base and slaps a cancer weepie on top, and yet its the punch of making you feel like you don’t really know anyone that empties the Kleenex box.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Mistress America
Baumbach’s funniest outing since The Squid and the Whale, and with his least inhernetly hateable lead characters. For a pretty straightforward presentation Mistress America often comes off as wonderfully ridiculous, a hybrid of his Woody Allen tendencies with a big helping of intentionally stagey Wes Anderson-y comedic timing and an even bigger helping of Whit Stillmanesque writing.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Ex Machina
Seductive from start to finish with plenty of ideas and a dose of humor. Ex Machina is a Danny Boyle film the way that Synechdoche New York is a Spike Jonze film. As in, it’s not, but there’s a definitely carryover in style, either from a shared mindset or just the experience of seeing how another director makes your writing work on screen.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

The Entire Year Ranked



MATT BROWN
M A M O !
 

10. Dope
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. Clouds of Sils Maria
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8. Sicario
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. Ex Machina
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. Mistress America
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. The Hateful 8
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. The Assassin
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. Carol
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. The Arabian Nights
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)



BOB TURNBULL
 

10. The Hateful Eight
Though I’ll agree with the general consensus that this isn’t really near Tarantino’s best and that the violent resolution didn’t quite play out as cleverly as hoped, there’s an immediate appeal to his films for me. It’s no doubt rooted in the playfulness of the script and the rhythm of the language, but the gamesmanship of the characters in that first half and the way they prowled around each other was magnificently entertaining.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. The Big Short
The trailer alone is one of the best pieces of edited video from the past year…Though I was worried my expectations might not be met, the film uses the acting chops of its cast to be the gyroscope maintaining the balance of comedy, cynicism, information, anger, self-awareness and dramatic tension. Fun that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8. Carol
The final scene of the film – a slow walk through a restaurant gradually leading to two sets of eyes interlocking – could have easily gone on for another 10 minutes and I would have been just as completely enveloped in it. Of course, that directly attests to what came before it – development of two wonderful and interesting characters. The textured look and feel of the film didn’t hurt either.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. Spotlight
It’s not that any of those facts that appear after the fade to black were a surprise to me, but goddamn if I wasn’t overwhelmed with waves of actual rage as that white text came up on screen. The careful build up by McCarthy of the finely detailed reporting brings home that reality like a punch to the throat.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
I just flat out had a ball with this damn thing.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. Inside Out
There’s a way that children just pour themselves into a hug when they’re sad that Pixar’s latest captured perfectly. It was one of the most honest emotional scenes on film this year. That and the Bing Bong scene. You know the one…
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. Steve Jobs
From the moment the dialogue begins to the moment it ends (and with very little dead air in the middle) I was completely engaged. To see these terrific actors (particularly Fassbender and Winslet) just tear into the words, relish every inflection of speech and build tension through their characters was really quite inspiring.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. The Martian
The beauty and wonder of science in all its glory. The adventure seemed to move from one “Cool!” moment to the next. Reminded me somewhat of the page-turning-awesomeness of a great sci-fi novel like “Rendezvous With Rama” or, oh I don’t know, “The Martian”.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Anomalisa
A truly heartbreaking film. Oh, it has lots of humour and fantastic animation and stupendous voice work (Jennifer Jason Leigh has possibly never been better), but in the end it’s quite a devastating view of humanity from one person’s perspective.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Our Little Sister
I will readily admit that I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Hirokazu Kore-eda fanboy…I adore pretty much everything I’ve seen by him due to the fact that he builds characters with whom you not only want to spend time, but also desire to discover more fully. They tend to stay with you for long periods afterwards. And that’s exactly what happens with his latest film about three adult sisters learning about the existence of their teenage half-sister. This film is a joy. I want to bundle it all up and hug it tightly. For a long time.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

HM:
My Name Is Emily, Summertime, Louder Than Bombs, An, Slow West, Dheepan, Green Room, Beasts Of No Nation, Victoria, Hitchcock/Truffaut, The Peanuts Movie



DAVID BROOK
 

10. It Follows
A cool, simple concept, delivered with style and control. The climactic showdown didn’t make much sense, but the film’s boldly open ended finale makes up for it.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
It’s definitely an acquired taste and felt a bit too long, but the direction is masterful and the offbeat, dark and philosophically-tinged humour is a delight to behold.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8.The Lobster
It has its flaws (it’s too long and Rachel Weisz’ voiceover grates), but it makes up for these through its unique concept, warped sense of humour and powerful finale.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. The Martian
This was the surprise of the year for me. I’d just about given up on Ridley Scott, but he delivered one of the most entertaining films of the year. Who’d have thought watching someone ‘science the shit out of’ an unfortunate predicament could be so funny?
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. Birdman
This just about came out in 2015 in the UK (January 1st I think) and I was late in watching it, so it made this year’s list. It’s crammed with comments and ideas on celebrity, the performance process and parenthood, to name but a few, yet manages to juggle them with ease. Maybe it tries to bite off a little more than it can chew and it’s debatable how necessary the ‘one shot’ technique is. Nevertheless it’s a joy to watch and showcases some amazing performances and technical prowess.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. Song of the Sea
This is a beautiful animated film in every way. Not only does it look drop dead gorgeous with its unique and detailed art design, the story is also profoundly touching. It’s a true family classic that deserves more recognition. It got an Oscar nomination last year, but no one seems to talk about it, despite it being better than most animated films of the last few years.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. The Wolfpack
I saw a number of decent documentaries this year (Chuck Norris Vs. Communism, Amy, Red Army, Electric Boogaloo), but this is the only one to make my top 10 because it offered so much. Not only is the subject matter fascinating (5 brothers and their sister are locked away from the outside world by their over-bearing father), but the doc itself is moving, funny and becomes a surprising testament to the power of film.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. Mad Max: Fury Road
Who’d have thought a 70 year old director could successfully resurrect a long dead franchise and inject it with enough rocket fuel to produce the best American action movie in years, if not decades. It’s exhaustingly exciting, visually gobsmacking and the stunts are largely done for real which makes them so much more effective than most set pieces in the digitally washed out world of the current blockbuster.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Yes it’s a retread of Episode IV and skims through its plot so swiftly that you can poke holes in it if you want. However, it’s immensely entertaining, hugely re-watchable (I’ve already seen it 3 times) and exactly what the Star Wars franchise was originally all about – escapist entertainment of the highest order. Add to this some strong new central characters, including a decent female lead, and you’re onto a winner.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Inside Out
I kept umming and ahhing about the order of my top 3 as I loved them all, but this ended up top because it’s pretty much flawless in my eyes. I adore this film. It’s emotionally powerful, very funny and manages to take some pretty deep and complex ideas and tie them together perfectly without getting drowned in explanation or exposition (Inception, ahem…). I loved every second of it and it had me in tears on numerous occasions, both times I watched it.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

HM:
Chuck Norris vs Communism, Room, Güeros, Amy, Red Army, Mommy, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Film, White God, The Duke of Burgundy, A Most Violent Year.

Notable films not yet seen or not released in the UK in 2015:
The Revenant (I have actually seen it and liked it a lot, but it’s not a UK 2015 release and I’m stubborn so refuse to add it to my 2015 list), Carol, Ex Machina, The Hateful Eight, Spotlight, Brooklyn, 45 Years, The Big Short, Steve Jobs, Beasts of No Nation, Joy, Creed, Straight Outta Compton.



MATT GAMBLE
C I N E C A S T
W H E R E  T H E  L O N G  T A I L  E N D S
 

5. An Honest Liar
(http://letterboxd.com/film/an-honest-liar/ | IMDb)

4. Dope
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. What We Do in the Shadows
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Hard to be a God
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)



BRYAN DRESSEL
A F T E R  T H E  H Y P E
 

10. The Night Before
I always save my 10 spot for a movie that just made me smile. Or in this case laugh till I nearly pooped myself.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. Straight Outta Compton
As a rule I hate musical biopics, and this is a musical biopic paint by numbers. But there is no denying something in this movie just works.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8. The Martian
This movie felt like a party to me. A wonderful party…. IN SPAAACE!
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. The Hateful Eight
What can I say that hasn’t already been said in this 3 hour epic? But I think it’s safe to say, if you are into Tarantino’s movies you’ll love this. If not, it’s not going to win you over.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. Kingsman: The Secret Service
The best James Bond movie of the year… sorry Spector.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. Mad Max: Fury Road
VROOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. Crimson Peak
Del Toro is one of my all-time favorite directors, and this movie will go down in history as his most underrated. Universal clearly had no idea how to market this movie so it ended up pretty much forgotten, which is a shame. If you’ve ever enjoyed classical horror films, this the love letter you’ve been waiting for.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. Creed
Is this the best sequel to the original Rocky? Is it also one of the best sports movies ever made? Yup.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Sicario
Emily Blunt might be the best actress working today. Her performance in this movie pretty much confirms that in my opinion. Emily aside, this movie punches you in the face again and again, and does so by telling a gut wrenching story with amazing characters.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Ex Machina
There weren’t many block buster movies this year brave enough to actually have a conversation, let alone make an entire movie revolving around having a series of conversations. Ex Machina was the most engaging film of the year, both for its near flawless script and unbeatable performances. I have already rewatched it about a 100 times, and will watch 100 more.
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

Best Horror: It Follows
Guilty Pleasure: San Andreas
Most Underrated (though not perfect): Terminator: Genisys
Most Overrated (though not bad): The Gift
Best in IMAX: Everest/The Walk
Most Star Wars-y: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Wish I Could Get My Money Back…
5. Steve Jobs – More like Steve didn’t quite do the Job for me…s.
4. Fantastic Four – More like REALLYNOTFantastic Four
3. Minions – More like Mino…WHERE FUCK IS GRU????
2. Jupiter Ascending – More like Jupiter DEscending
1. Tomorrowland – More like TomorrNOLand

Movies I Missed
Slow West, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, Goodnight Mommy, Black Mass, The Assassin, Room, Spotlight, Carol, The Revenant



CHEWIE DARSOW
A F T E R  T H E  H Y P E
 

10. It Follows
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. Crimson Peak
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8. Sicario
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. Hateful 8
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. The Revenant
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. The Kingsman: Secret Service
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. The Martian
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Mad Max: Fury Road
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Ex Machina
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

Top 15 Movies I Wish I Saw:
1. What We do in the Shadows
2. Suffragette
3. Victor Frankenstein
4. Macbeth
5. Anomalisa
6. A walk in the woods
7. The Asassin
8. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
9. Wild tales
10. Desert dancer
11. Carol
12. Bone tomahawk
13. In the heart of the sea
14. Krampus
15. Pan



RYAN JAMES
A F T E R  T H E  H Y P E
 

10. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

9. Ant-Man
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

8. Jurassic World
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

7. Hateful 8
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

6. Inside Out
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

5. The Martian
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

4. The Revenant
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

3. Ex Machina
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
(LetterBoxd | IMDb)

HM:
The Avengers: Age of Ultron



MATT PRICE
M A M O !

Favorite movies of 2015 (unranked):
Welcome to Leith
7 Days in Hell
Best of Enemies
Ex Machina
Paddington
Anomalisa
Sicario
Bridge of Spies
Spectre
White God
Carol
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Big Short
The Hateful 8
Son of Saul



CONSENSUS
 

10. The Revenant

9. Carol

8. Spotlight

7. The Hateful 8

6. Inside Out

5. Sicario

4. The Martian

3. Star Wars

2. Mad Max: Fury Road

1. Ex Machina

 

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Jim Laczkowski
Guest

10. Mad Max: Fury Road
09. It Follows
08. The Forbidden Room
07. Mistress America
06. James White
05. The Hateful 8
04. Anomalisa
03. Tu Dors Nicole
02. The Duke Of Burgundy
01. Carol

devolutionary
Guest

Guy Maddin’s Forbidden Room was my “Mind-Fuck” theatrical viewing of the year. Glad I had to wait until November to see it. Look forward to a re-watch of that along with Duke Of Burgundy.
I think people should check out the Ukranian sign-language only film The Tribe as well.

Rick Vance
Guest

Strange Year it was and at the end the thing that came out on top was the movie I had the most fun watching and executed what it wanted to be the absolute best.

10. The Salt of the Earth
9. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
8. Victoria
7. The Hateful 8
6. The Assassin
5. Leviathan (only in Russia and LA and NY and festivals in 2014 as far as I could tell)
4. Evolution
3. Mad Max Fury Road
2. Sicario
1. SPL2: A Time for Consequences

Jonathan
Guest

Embarrassingly, I’m not sure I even saw ten new movies this year. What have I become?

Andrew James
Guest

Anyone know where I can see Marina’s #2 film, “INTO THE FOREST”?

I can’t find it anywhere.

Kurt
Guest

Ah! Canadian cinema. Always hard to find at the best of times. It was playing in Toronto in a couple screenings last and this week.

Matt Gamble
Guest

It’s playing the festival circuit. A24 picked it up for distribution, so probably later this year it will get a theatrical release.

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