critic’s picks – must see movies of 2015

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Here’s a little round up of what some of the critics and award shows are saying are worth seeing. I’m trying to make up for lost time but not sure what I’m going to get to before I do my own top list, but in bold are what I’ve seen so far. Though I will tell you right now I don’t get why people are so on the Mad Max thing, I mean it was entertaining but… really?

  • 45 Years – SH
  • Anomalisa – DM, AOS
  • The Assassin – MD, FW
  • Beasts of No Nation – DM
  • The Big Short – MD, AOS, SH, CN, AA, AFI, BA, CC
  • Bridge of Spies – MD, AA, AFI, BA, CC
  • Brooklyn – DM, SH, BG, AA, CC
  • Call Me Lucky – DM
  • Carol – MD, AOS, SH, BG, AFI, BA, CC, CFC
  • Clouds of Sils Maria – Ti, CN
  • Creed – DM, AOS, Ti, CN
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl – MD, SH, FW
  • The Duke of Burgundy – FW
  • Ex Machina – DM, BG, Ti
  • The Fool – SH
  • The Hateful Eight – DM
  • Hitchcock/Truffant – FW
  • I’ll See You In My Dreams – Ti
  • In Jackson Heights – MD
  • Inside Out – AOS, BG, CN, AFI, CFC
  • It Follows – BG, CN
  • Iris – Ti
  • The Kindergarten Teacher – MD
  • The Look of Silence – SH, CN
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – DM, MD, AOS, BG, AA, AFI, CC, CFC, FW
  • The Man from UNCLE – Ti
  • The Martian – MD, AA, AFI, CC
  • Mustang – Ti
  • Nasty Baby – FW
  • Out 1: Noli Me Tangere – AOS
  • Phoenix – Ti
  • Queen of Earth – FW
  • Results – AOS
  • Revenant – AA, BA, CC, CFC
  • Room – DM, BG, CN, AA, AFI, CC
  • Sicario – CN, CC
  • Sixty Six – MD
  • Son of Saul – CN
  • Spotlight – AOS, SH, BG, Ti, CN, AA, AFI, BA, CC, CFC, FW
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – DM, BG, AFI, CC
  • Straight Outta Compton – AFI
  • Tangerine – SH, Ti
  • Taxi – AOS
  • Timbuktu – AOS, BG
  • Truth – SH
  • Welcome to Me – AOS

AA – Academy Award Nominations, AFI – American Film Institute, BA – BAFTA Nominations, CC – Critics Choice Nominations, CFC – Chicago Film Critics, FW – Flavorwire, SH – Stephen Holden for NYT, MD – Manohla Dargis for NYT, BG – Bill Goodykoontz for The Republic, DM – Drew McWeeny for Hitfix, CN – Chris Nashawaty for EW, AOS – A. O. Scott for NYT,  Ti – Time Magazine

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