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The Film Stage’s Top 50 Films of 2015

Written by on December 30, 2015 

Individual Ballots

Jordan Raup

Honorable Mentions: Taxi, Bone Tomahawk, Queen of Earth, Heaven Knows What, The Assassin

10. Clouds of Sils Maria
9. Listen to Me Marlon
8. 45 Years
7. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Son of Saul
5. Chi-Raq
4. Phoenix
3. Eden 
2. Jauja 
1. Carol 

Daniel Mecca

Honorable Mentions: Ex Machina; Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter; Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation; Listen To Me Marlon; She’s Funny That Way

10. Sicario
9. Phoenix
8. The Look of Silence
7. Spotlight
6. Mississippi Grind
5. Clouds of Sils Maria
4. Jauja
3. Carol
2. Tangerine
1. World of Tomorrow

Nick Newman

Honorable Mentions: Magic Mike XXL, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Bridge of Spies, Experimenter, Carol

10. La Sapienza
9. Clouds of Sils Maria
8. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
7. Horse Money
6. The Mend
5. The Forbidden Room
4. Eden
3. The Hateful Eight
2. Hard to Be a God
1. Saint Laurent

Brian Roan

Honorable Mentions: Bone Tomahawk, It Follows, Slow West, Creed, Breathe

10. Mad Max: Fury Road
9. Clouds of Sils Maria
8. Phoenix
7. Ex Machina
6. Faults
5. Ballet 422
4. Inside Out
3. Sicario
2. Shaun the Sheep
1. World of Tomorrow

Jared Mobarak

Honorable Mentions: 45 Years, Brooklyn, The Revenant, Room, The Look of Silence

10. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
9. The Hateful Eight
8. Mad Max: Fury Road
7. Ex Machina
6. Spring
5. James White
4. Spotlight
3. Carol
2. Inside Out
1. Steve Jobs

Raffi Asdourian

Honorable Mentions: Ex Machina, Inside Out, Spotlight, Very Big Shot, Green Room

10. The Witch
9. Sicario
8. Neon Bull
7. The Brand New Testament
6. Carol
5. Chi-Raq
4. Son of Saul
3. The Assassin
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
1. Anomalisa

Amanda Waltz

Honorable Mentions: Hungry Hearts, Buzzard, Uncle John, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Appropriate Behavior

10. Duke of Burgundy
9. White God
8. Der Samurai
7. Clouds of Sils Maria
6. Iris
5. Bone Tomahawk
4. Tangerine
3. Tom at the Farm
2. Ex Machina
1. Mad Max: Fury Road

Bill Graham

Honorable Mentions: Anomalisa, Going Clear, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Brooklyn, Joy

10. Crimson Peak
9. Mustang
8. Sicario
7. It Follows
6. Inside Out
5. Amy
4. Carol
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Spotlight
1. Ex Machina

Danny King

Honorable Mentions: The Assassin, Blackhat, Breathe, Carol, The Mend

10. The Walk
9. Mad Max: Fury Road
8. Hard to Be a God
7. The Gift
6. Eden
5. Bridge of Spies
4. Clouds of Sils Maria
3. Phoenix
2. Heaven Knows What
1. Magic Mike XXL

Forrest Cardamenis

Honorable Mentions: Out 1, About Elly, The Pearl Button, Field Niggas, Losing Ground

10. Girlhood
9. Stray Dog
8. Straight Outta Compton
7. Queen of Earth
6. The Look of Silence
5. The Assassin
4. Hard to Be a God
3. Horse Money
2. Da Sweet Blood of Jesus
1. Taxi

John Fink

Honorable Mentions: The Big Short, Going Clear, Killing Them Safely, Russian Woodpecker, The End of the Tour

10. Shaun the Sheep
9. What Happened, Miss Simone?
8. Carol
7. Room
6. In Jackson Heights
5. The Hateful Eight
4. Son of Saul
3. Spotlight
2. Mommy
1. Chi-Raq

Peter Labuza

Honorable Mentions: Blackhat, Results, The Walk, Unfriended, The Look of Silence

10. Amour Fou
9. Beloved Sisters
8. Timbuktu
7. Buzzard
6. Welcome to New York
5. Creed
4. The Mend
3. Mistress America
2. Hard to Be a God
1. Magic Mike XXL

Ethan Vestby

Honorable Mentions: Amour Fou, Blackhat, Bridge of Spies, The Forbidden Room, L’il Quinquin

10. Saint Laurent
9. Cemetery of Splendour
8. The Visit
7. The Mend
6. No Home Movie
5. Sunset Song
4. Arabian Nights
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Heaven Knows What
1. 88:88

Christopher Schobert

Honorable Mention: Ex Machina, 45 Years, The Tribe, Straight Outta Compton, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

10. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
9. Anomalisa
8. Clouds of Sils Maria
7. Room
6. Son of Saul
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. The Look of Silence
3. Phoenix
2. Spotlight
1. Carol

Jack Giroux

Honorable Mentions: Mississippi Grind, Cobain: Montage of Heck, The Martian, The Gift, Magic Mike XXL

10. Tbe Mend
9. Bridge of Spies
8. Slow West
7. Youth
6. The Big Short
5. Mistress America
4. Steve Jobs
3. Sicario
2. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
1. Mad Max: Fury Road

Nathan Bartlebaugh

Honorable Mentions: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Anomalisa, Mustang, Bone Tomahawk, The Look Of SIlence

10. 45 Years
9. Brooklyn
8. Arabian Nights
7. The Assassin
6. Youth
5. Ex Machina
4. Phoenix
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Son of Saul
1. Spotlight

Giovanni Marchini Camia

Honorable Mentions: No Home Movie, Arabian Nights, Anomalisa, Son of Saul

10. The Treasure
9. Victoria
8. Mountains May Depart
7. Carol
6. Inherent Vice
5. The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers
4. In Jackson Heights
3. Embrace of the Serpent
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
1. Right Now, Wrong Then

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