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by Sam Juliano

My Top 10 Films of 2015 (and the runners-up)

I saw nearly 170 movies in theaters over the past year, though 36 were at Tribeca. My list of 10 is really a list of 12 as I have an-impossible-to-break three-way tie for Number 10. My runners-up list includes films I really liked a lot as well. I have seen every last awards contender, so the ones that are missing are films I just didn’t care for or were indifferent towards. 2015 marks the first time I have ever included a TV mini-series since I started making lists in 1970, but I felt I had good reason to this time

Top Ten:

1. Brooklyn (Ireland/UK)
2. Wolf Hall (UK; mini-series)
3. Phoenix (Germany)
4. Carol (USA)
5. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Sweden)
6. 45 Years (UK)
7. Son of Saul (Hungary)
8. The Revenant (USA)
9. Youth (Italy/UK/USA)
10. The Tribe (Ukraine)
The Hateful Eight (USA)
The Assassin (Taiwan) -three way tie-

Runners-Up:

Room
A Woman in Gold
Anomalisa
Bridge of Spies
The Clouds of Sils Maria
It’s Me Marlon
The Lady in the Van
Sicario
Slow West
Spotlight
The Danish Girl

Lucille and I saw one film in the theaters this past week – In the Shadow of Women, a French film by Phillip Gerrel at the IFC:

In the Shadow of Women     ***      (Saturday night)   IFC

New links will go up next Monday.  With the completion of the Caldecotts and the composition of the list I was unable to do anything with them today.  But next week they will definitely return.

ROONEY MARA and CATE BLANCHETT star in CAROL

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