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2015 Films, By Grade

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i.e. true favorites of the year

Brooklyn (John Crowley) Review
(Todd Haynes) Reviewish
Ex Machina
 (Alex Garland) Review 
Inside Out (Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen)  Podcast
Mad Max Fury Road (George Miller) Review 
Room (Lenny Abrahamson)  Premiere Notes
Tangerine (Sean Baker)Review 

also special

45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Capsule
'71 (Yann Demange) Review 
Animals  (Collin Schiffli) Making of
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan) Review  
Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh) Review
Creed  (Ryan Coogler)
Clouds of Sils Maria²
 (Olivier Assayas) Jason's ReviewMargaret's Take
Grandma (Paul Weitz) Nathaniel's ReviewJoe's Review 
I'll See You In My Dreams (Brett Haley)  Blythe's Performance
It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
The Martian
(Ridley Scott)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie)  Review 
Mustang (Denis Gamze Erguven)
Of Horses and Men (Benedikt Erlingsson) 
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch... (Roy Andersson) Review 
Sicario (Denis Vileneuve)
Spy (Paul Feig)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams)
Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle) Review
Tom at the Farm (Xavier Dolan) Review 
Victoria (Sebastian Schipper)  First Thoughts
What We Do In The Shadows (Taiki Waititi & Jemaine Clement)


totally solid entertainments

Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg) Review
(Rick Famuyiwa)  Capsule
Far From The Madding Crowd
 (Thomas Vinterberg) Review
Farewell Party, The
 (Tali Granit & Sharon Maymon) Review
Futuro Beach 
(Karim Äinouz) Review
Going Clear 
(Alex Gibney)
Labyrinth of Lies
 (Giulio Ricciarelli)  Review 
Man From U.N.C.L.E., The
 (Guy Ritchie) Review 
Red Army
 (Gabel Polsky)  
Ricki and the Flash
 (Jonathan Demme)  Review
Tab Hunter: Confidential
(Jeffrey Schwarz)
(Paolo Sorrentino) First Thoughts

recommended with reservations

Assassin, The (Hou Hsaio-Hsien) Review
Avengers: Age of Ultron² (Joss Whedon)  Review and Podcast
Danish Girl, The (Tom Hooper) 
D Train, The (Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel) Review 
Diary of a Teenage Girl, The (Marielle Heller)  Michael's ReviewNathaniel's Take 
Gerontophilia (Bruce LaBruce) Review 
Last Five Years, The (Richard LaGravenese) Review  
Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet) 
Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad) Podcast
Magic Mike XXL (Gregory Jacobs)   ReviewPodcast 
Nasty Baby  (Sebastian Silva) Capsule 
Paddington (Paul King) Brief Comment & Jose's Take
Pitch Perfect 2 (Elizabeth Banks)  Review 
Princess of France (Matías Piñeiro)  CapsulePodcast
Sand Dollars (Israel Cárdenas & Laura Amelia Guzmán)  Review 
Saint Laurent (Bertrand Bonello) Review 
Southpaw (Antoine Fuqua) Podcast
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron) 
Stanford Prison Experiment, The
 (Kyle Patrick Alvarez)  Review  
Trainwreck (Judd Apatow) Podcast
Truth (James Vanderbilt) versus Spotlight

They have their moments

Ant-Man (Peyton Reed) ReviewPodcast
The Big Short
(Adam McKay) Review 
  (Michael Mann) Review
By the Sea (Angelina Jolie) 
Charlie's Country  (Rolf de Beer) Review
Concussion (Peter Landesman)
(Jon Garaño & Jose Mari Goenaga)
Good Dinosaur, The (Peter Sohn)
Mr Holmes  (Bill Condon) 
New Girlfriend, The (François Ozon) Review 
A Little Chaos  (Alan Rickman) Review 
Song One
 (Kate Barker-Froyland) Capsule  
Tomorrowland (Brad Bird) Review 
Walk, The (Robert Zemeckis)  


Black Mass  (Scott Cooper) Reviewish
 (Dito Montiel)  Review 
Cooties  (Jonathan Milott) Glenn's Review 
Do I Sound Gay?  (David Thorpe) 
Electric Slide
 (Tristan Patterson) review
Every Secret Thing (Amy Berg) Review 
Jupiter Ascending (Andy & Lana Wachowski)  Podcast  
Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow)
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg) Nathaniel's ReviewGlenn's Take 
Strangerland (Kim Farrant)   Nathaniel's Review & Glenn's Take

No thank you

Fifty Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson) Review
Hateful Eight, The (Quentin Tarantino)
Hot Pursuit (Anne Fletcher) Review
Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes) Review 
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) Michael's ReviewPodcast 
Mistress America  (Noah Baumbach) 
Seventh Son, The
 (Sergey Bodrov) Podcast 
Terminator Genisys (Alan Taylor) Review
Woman in Gold (Simon Curtis) Thoughts I Had  

oh god. make it stop

Chocolate City (Jean-Claude LaMarre) Review 
Fantastic Four (Josh Trank) Review 
In the Heart of the Sea (Ron Howard) 
Match (Stephen Belber) Review  
Stonewall (Roland Emmerich) Review
Voices, The (Marjane Satrapi) Capsule  

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Still no "What we do in the Shadows"? It's a really fun film, and sharper and deeper than it looks at first glance. It's a year end top 10 threat... its only problem, having been released so early in the year, in the USA.

July 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJesus Alonso

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