C. Redmond's Top Films of 2015

By Christopher Redmond

Mailed on December 30, 2015

Dear Readers,

We gave up on trying to create a single year-end Top 10 on Dear Cast and Crew long ago. And good riddance. Critics secretly love these year-end assessments, as reductive as they might be. Ranking and categorizing films help us to not only define the year in cinema, but, in some ways, define ourselves over the past year. So feel free to puzzle together my personal psychology through my list(s), or just keep this page handy when you’re looking for what to see in the coming months – and what to avoid.

Top 10 Films of 2015

  1. Inside Out
  2. Mad Max: Fury Road
  3. Wild Tales
  4. The Look of Silence
  5. Furious 7
  6. Deephan
  7. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
  8. Room
  9. The Martian
  10. What We Do in the Shadows

Better Than They Needed To Be:

Pitch Perfect 2 Spy
Straight Outta Compton
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Inexplicably Underseen

Black Sea
Red Army
Love and Mercy

Overrated Everywhere Else:

Ex Machina
It Follows
Slow West

Unexpectedly Awesome

San Andreas
Kingsmen: The Secret Service

Didn’t Disappoint

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Extra Special Indies

Man Vs.
99 Homes

Wasted Potential

Steve Jobs
Black Mass

Avoid at All Costs

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

This Year I Finally Saw (And Loved)

The Sting (1973)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Serpico (1973)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)



comments powered by Disqus
(% endraw %}