Year in Review: The Top Ten Films of 2015

1) Mad Max Fury Road

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A veteran like Miller understands the power of the image and what it yields, which is on full display in this visionary post-apocalyptic film.

2) Whiplash

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An exhilarating and lingering depiction of ambition.

3) Bridge of Spies

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A perfectly crafted period picture that captures the Cold War in all its murky and paranoid detail.

4) It Follows

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A fascinating and loving embrace of the slasher genre that conceptualises death in a frightening new way.

5) Ex Machina

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The cinematic equivalent of seeing a Chess Game unfold.

6) Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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The Force Awakens greatly articulates and expounds upon the appeal of the enduring Star Wars saga.

7) Slow West

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A fundamentally tragic Western that chronicles the changing perspectives of two men’s outlook on life.

8) Inherent Vice

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A superb piece of experiential cinema and admirable adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s dense and psychedelic novel.

9) Macbeth 

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Nature and War are at the heart of this commendably artful retelling of William Shakespeare’s powerful tragedy.

10) Crimson Peak

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A fantastic harmony between Gothic horror and the exuberant, surreal style of Italian horror cinema.

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