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The Movies of 2015: U.S. Releases
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Top Ten List (January 2016)

1.  Arabian Nights, Vol. 1: The Restless One Dir. Miguel Gomes. With Miguel Gomes A
Arabian Nights, Vol. 2: The Desolate One Dir. Miguel Gomes. With Chico Chapas A–
Arabian Nights, Vol. 3: The Enchanted One Dir. Miguel Gomes. With Crista Alfaiate A
2.  Carol Dir. Todd Haynes. With Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson A
3.  Son of Saul Dir. László Nemes. With Géza Röhrig, Levente Molnár, Sándor Zsótér A
4.  Iraqi Odyssey Dir. Samir. With Documentary combining Iraqi man's familial and national history A
5.  The Look of Silence Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer. Documentary about Indonesian genocide A–
6.  The Diary of a Teenage Girl Dir. Marielle Heller. With Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård A–
The Wonders Dir. Alice Rohrwacher. With Maria Alexandra Lungu, Sam Louwyck A–
7.  In Jackson Heights Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary about neighborhood in Queens, NY A–
8.  Creed Dir. Ryan Coogler. With Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson A–
9.  It Follows Dir. David Robert Mitchell. With Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto A–
The Tribe Dir. Myroslav Slaboshpitskiy. With Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova A–
10.  Heart of a Dog Dir. Laurie Anderson. Essay film about animals, memory, and storytelling A–

Runners-up: 45 Years; La Jaula de oro; Li'l Quinquin; Timbuktu; Victoria; We Come As Friends
Hadn't yet seen: Blind; Office; Saint Laurent; The Second Mother; Theeb; Truffaut/Hitchcock



Remainder of Films Screened

45 Years Dir. Andrew Haigh. With Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James A–
La Jaula de oro Dir. Diego Quemada-Díez. With Brandon López, Karen Martínez A–
Li'l Quinquin Dir. Bruno Dumont. With Alane Delhaye, Bernard Pruvost, Lucy Caron A–
Victoria Dir. Sebastian Schipper. With Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit A–
We Come As Friends Dir. Hubert Sauper. Documentary about the newly forming South Sudan A–

About Elly Dir. Asghar Farhadi. With Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti B+
The Assassin Dir. Hou Hsiao-hsien. With Shu Qi, Sheu Fang-yi, Chang Chen, Zhou Yun B+
Chi-Raq Dir. Spike Lee. Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Wesley Snipes B+
Eastern Boys Dir. Robin Campillo. With Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov B+
Eden Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve. With Félix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Hugo Conzelmann B+
Girlhood Dir. Céline Sciamma. With Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, Marietou Touré B+
The Iron Ministry Dir. J.P. Sniadecki. Documentary about train travel in contemporary China B+
Jauja Dir. Lisandro Alonso. With Viggo Mortensen, Diego Roman, Viilbjørk Malling Agger B+
The Kindergarten Teacher Dir. Nadav Lapid. With Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz B+
Macbeth Dir. Justin Kurzel. With Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine B+
Mad Max: Fury Road Dir. George Miller. With Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Hugh Keays-Byrne B+
Mediterranea Dir. Jorge Carpignano. With Koudous Seihon, Alassane Sy, Ernest Zire B+
Mississippi Grind Dirs. Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden. With Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds B+
Of Horses and Men Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson. With Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Charlotte Bøving B+
Our Brand Is Crisis Dir. David Gordon Green. With Sandra Bullock, Joaquim de Almeida B+
The Pearl Button Dir. Patricio Guzmán. Documentary about Chilean history, cosmic and political B+
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Dir. Roy Andersson B+
The Princess of France Dir. Matías Piñeiro. With Julián Larquier, Agustina Muñoz B+
Saint Laurent Dir. Bertrand Bonello. With Gaspard Ulliel, Jérémie Renier, Amira Casar B+
Sicario Dir. Denis Villeneuve. With Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber B+
Spotlight Dir. Tom McCarthy. With Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams B+
Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force Awakens Dir. J.J. Abrams. With Daisy Ridley B+
Timbuktu Dir. Abderrahmane Sissako. With Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki, Mehdi Ag Mohamed B+

99 Homes Dir. Ramin Bahrani. With Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Tim Guinee B
Advantageous Dir. Jennifer Phang. With Jacqueline Kim, Samantha Kim, Freya Adams B
Amour fou Dir. Jessica Hausner. With Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller B
Brooklyn Dir. John Crowley. With Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson B
The End of the Tour Dir. James Ponsoldt. With Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Mamie Gummer B
Far from Men Dir. David Oelhoffen. With Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Nicolas Giraud B
The Fool Dir. Yuri Bykov. With Artyom Bystrov, Darya Moroz, Aleksandr Korshunov B
The Forbidden Room Dirs. Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson. With Louis Negin, Clara Furey B
Freeheld Dir. Peter Sollett. With Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell B
Futuro Beach Dir. Karim Aïnouz. With Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuíta Barbosa B
Goodnight Mommy Dirs. Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala. With Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz B
Hard to Be a God Dir. Aleksei German. With Leonid Yarmolnik, Evgeniy Gerchakov B
Horse Money Dir. Pedro Costa. With Ventura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado B
I'll See You in My Dreams Dir. Brett Haley. With Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott, Martin Starr B
Inside Out Dir. Pete Docter. Animated. Voices of Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Kaitlyn Dias B
Jafar Panahi's Taxi Dir. Jafar Panahi. With Jafar Panahi, Hana Saeidi, Nasrin Sotoudeh B
James White Dir. Josh Mond. With Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott Mescudi B
Joy Dir. David O. Russell. With Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramirez B
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter Dir. David Zellner. With Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube B
Love & Mercy Dir. Bill Pohlad. With Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Giamatti B
Magic Mike XXL Dir. Gregory Jacobs. With Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer B
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Dir. Guy Ritchie. With Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer B
The Mend Dir. John Magary. With Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen, Mickey Sumner B
Mustang Dir. Denis Gamze Ergüven. With Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Ilayda Akdoğan B
Nasty Baby Dir. Sebastián Silva. With Sebastián Silva, Kristen Wiig, Tunde Adebimpe B
Paddington Dir. Paul King. With Voice of Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins B
Phoenix Dir. Christian Petzold. With Nina Hoss, Ronald Zerhfeld, Nina Kunzendorf B
Play Dir. Ruben Östlund. With Sebastian Blyckert, Kevin Vaz, John Ortiz, Sebastian Hegmar B
Results Dir. Andrew Bujalski. With Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan B
Sand Dollars Dirs. Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas. With Yanet Mojica B
Shaun the Sheep Movie Dirs. Mark Burton and Richard Starzak. Animated B
A Sinner in Mecca Dir. Parvez Sharma. Documentary about gay filmmaker on his hajj B
Slow West Dir. John Maclean. With Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Caren Pistorius B
Stations of the Cross Dir. Dietrich Brüggemann. With Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz B
Tangerine Dir. Sean Baker. With Mya Taylor, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Karren Karagulian B
When Evening Falls on Bucharest, or Metabolism Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu B
When Marnie Was There Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Animated. Voice of Sara Takatsuki B
Wild Tales Dir. Damián Szifron. With Darío Grandinetti, Julieta Zylberberg, Rita Cortese B

'71 Dir. Yann Demange. With Jack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, David Wilmot B–
Amy Dir. Asif Kapadia. Documentary about the life, career, and death of singer Amy Winehouse B–
Beasts of No Nation Dir. Cary Joji Fukunaga. With Abraham Attah, Idris Elba, David Dontoh B–
Bessie Dir. Dee Rees. TV Movie. Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique B–
Boy Meets Girl Dir. Eric Schaeffer. With Michelle Hendley, Michael Welch, Alexandra Turshen B–
Cinderella Dir. Kenneth Branagh. With Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden B–
The Duke of Burgundy Dir. Peter Strickland. With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D'Anna B–
Ex Machina Dir. Alex Garland. With Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander B–
Far from the Madding Crowd Dir. Thomas Vinterberg. With Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge B–
Fifty Shades of Grey Dir. Sam Taylor-Johnson. With Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan B–
Gerontophilia Dir. Bruce La Bruce. With Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Boland B–
The Gift Dir. Joel Edgerton. With Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton, Allison Tolman B–
Heaven Knows What Dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie. With Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones B–
The Hunting Ground Dir. Kirby Dick. Documentary about campus-based sexual assault B–
The Martian Dir. Ridley Scott. With Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Chastain B–
Predestination Dirs. Michael and Peter Spierig. With Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook B–
Queen of Earth Dir. Alex Ross Perry. With Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit B–
Room Dir. Lenny Abrahamson. With Jacob Tremblay, Brie Larson, Sean Bridgers, Joan Allen B–
La Sapienza Dir. Eugène Green. With Fabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot Landman B–
Spectre Dir. Sam Mendes. With Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz B–
Straight Outta Compton Dir. F. Gary Gray. With O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins B–
Testament of Youth Dir. James Kent. With Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton B–
Trainwreck Dir. Judd Apatow. With Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn B–
While We're Young Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Naomi Watts B–
White God Dir. Kornél Mundruczó. With Zsófia Psotta, Sándor Zsótér, Lili Horváth, Lili Monori B–

Anomalisa Dirs. Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman. Animated. Voice of David Thewlis C+
Ant-Man Dir. Peyton Reed. With Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll C+
The Big Short Dir. Adam McKay. With Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale C+
Blackhat Dir. Michael Mann. With Chris Hemsworth, Tang Wei, Wang Leehom, Viola Davis C+
Bridge of Spies Dir. Steven Spielberg. With Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Austin Stowell C+
Clouds of Sils Maria Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart C+
The D Train Dirs. Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel. With Jack Black, James Marsden C+
Dope Dir. Rick Famuyiwa. With Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz C+
Everest Dir. Baltasar Kormákur. With Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal C+
Experimenter Dir. Michael Almereyda. With Peter Sarsgaard, Winona Ryder, John Palladino C+
I Smile Back Dir. Adam Salky. With Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Skylar Gaertner C+
It's All So Quiet Dir. Nanouk Leopold. With Jeroen Willems, Henri Garcin, Martijn Lakemeier C+
Joy of Man's Desiring Dir. Denis Côté. Documentary about human and machinic labor C+
Love Dir. Gaspar Noé. With Karl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin, Juan Saavedra C+
Madame Bovary Dir. Sophie Barthes. With Mia Wasikowska, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Ezra Miller C+
Maps to the Stars Dir. David Cronenberg. With Mia Wasikowska, Evan Bird, Julianne Moore C+
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Dir. Christopher McQuarrie. With Tom Cruise C+
The Overnight Dir. Patrick Brice. With Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman C+
Ricki and the Flash Dir. Jonathan Demme. With Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline C+
Spy Dir. Paul Feig. With Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, Rose Byrne C+
Suffragette Dir. Sarah Gavron. With Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter C+
Tom at the Farm Dir. Xavier Dolan. With Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy C+
Truth Dir. James Vanderbilt. With Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace C+
The Wolfpack Dir. Crystal Moselle. Documentary about six movie-mad, cooped-up siblings C+
Xenia Dir. Panos H. Koutras. With Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Aggelos Papadimitriou C+

Black Mass Dir. Scott Cooper. With Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Rory Cochrane, Jesse Plemons C
Bone Tomahawk Dir. S. Craig Zahler. With Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Richard Jenkins C
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Dirs. Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz. With Ronit Elkabetz C
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Dir. Alex Gibney. Documentary C
Grandma Dir. Paul Weitz. With Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer C
The Hateful Eight Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins C
Insidious: Chapter 3 Dir. Leigh Whannell. With Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Dermot Mulroney C
Irrational Man Dir. Woody Allen. With Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Parker Posey C
Steve Jobs Dir. Danny Boyle. With Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Seth Rogen C
The Walk Dir. Robert Zemeckis. With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley C
Welcome to Me Dir. Shira Piven. With Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, Linda Cardellini C
Youth Dir. Paolo Sorrentino. With Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano C
Z for Zachariah Dir. Craig Zobel. With Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine C

Blackbird Dir. Patrik-Ian Polk. With Julian Walker, Torrey Laamar, Gary LeRoi Gray C–
Crimson Peak Dir. Guillermo del Toro. With Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain C–
The Green Inferno Dir. Eli Roth. With Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Daryl Sabara C–
Hungry Hearts Dir. Saverio Costanzo. With Adam Driver, Alba Rohrwacher, Roberta Maxwell C–
Mistress America Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig, Heather Lind C–
Jurassic World Dir. Colin Trevorrow. With Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio C–
Serena Dir. Susanne Bier. With Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, David Dencik, Rhys Ifans C–
Southpaw Dir. Antoine Fuqua. With Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker C–
Woman in Gold Dir. Simon Curtis. With Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl C–

The Last Five Years Dir. Richard LaGravenese. With Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan D+
Lila & Eve Dir. Charles Stone III. With Viola Davis, Jennifer Lopez, Shea Whigham D+
The Revenant Dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy D+

The Danish Girl Dir. Tom Hooper. With Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Ben Whishaw D
Stonewall Dir. Roland Emmerich. With Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Vladimir Alexis D
Trumbo Dir. Jay Roach. With Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Michael Stuhlbarg, Louis CK D
Where to Invade Next Dir. Michael Moore. Documentary about social policies better than US's D

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. With Thomas Mann D–