Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Fandor: Top 25 Films of 2015

07 December 2015

Fandor: Top 25 Films of 2015 (as voted by 43 of the Keyframe blog’s favorite critics and cineastes)

[see also 2011]

  1. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  2. The AssassinHou Hsiao-Hsien
  3. PhoenixChristian Petzold
  4. CarolTodd Haynes
  5. Arabian NightsMiguel Gomes
  6. TimbuktuAbderrahmane Sissako
  7. Jafar Panahi’s TaxiJafar Panahi
  8. JaujaLisandro Alonso
  9. The Duke of BurgundyPeter Strickland
  10. Hard to Be a GodAleksey German
  11. BrooklynJohn Crowley
  12. It FollowsDavid Robert Mitchell
  13. In Jackson HeightsFrederick Wiseman
  14. Magic Mike XXLGregory Jacobs
  15. Clouds of Sils MariaOlivier Assayas
  16. 45 YearsAndrew Haigh
  17. The Forbidden RoomGuy Maddin
  18. SpotlightTom McCarthy
  19. Son of SaulLászló Nemes
  20. The Royal RoadJenni Olson
  21. The Pearl ButtonPatricio Guzmán
  22. Horse MoneyPedro Costa
  23. TangerineSean Baker
  24. The WondersAlice Rohrwacher
  25. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on ExistenceRoy Andersson