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Slant’s Top 25 Films of 2015 Numbers #25-#50 and Individual Ballots

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Slant’s Top 25 Films of 2015

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From James Lattimers’s introduction to Slant Magazine’s Top 25 Films of 2015: “The wonderful thing about cinema is how it resists easy ordering principles. Once you start thinking about the movies you’ve seen, they automatically blur into one, a glorious procession of images, sensations, and recollections that is itself like escaping into the darkness of the auditorium. Yet this quality becomes a hindrance as soon as you need to pick out individual films from the flow: Which film did I see at which time and how did it make me feel both now and then? How we consume films today makes things even harder, as both the proliferation of film festivals, themed programs, and retrospectives in New York and beyond and the wealth of Blu-ray editions and streaming options actively encourage us to think boundless.” Click here to read the feature and see if your favorite films of the year made our list. And see below for a list of the films that just missed making it onto our list, followed by our contributors’ individual ballots. Happy reading.

26. About Elly
27. Arabian Nights
28. Salvation Army
29. The Kindergarten Teacher
30. Tangerine
31. Anomalisa
32. Welcome to New York
33. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
34. Girlhood
35. Buzzard
36. The Duke of Burgundy
37. The Pearl Button
38. Of Horses and Men
39. Madam Phung’s Last Journey
40. We Come As Friends
41. Entertainment
42. The Diary of a Teenage Girl
43. The Fool
44. Maps to the Stars
45. La Última Película
46. Inside Out
47. Gangs of Wasseypur
48. Office
49. Coming Home
50. The Princess of France

Chuck Bowen
1. Chi-Raq
2. In Jackson Heights
3. Welcome to New York
4. Of Men and War
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Heaven Knows What
7. Timbuktu
8. Queen of Earth
9. Jauja
10. Creed

Honorable Mention: The Assassin, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Heart of a Dog, Iris, The Look of Silence, Magic Mike XXL, Mistress America, Office, Tangerine, While We’re Young

Chris Cabin
1. Arabian Nights
2. In Jackson Heights
3. Queen of Earth
4. Horse Money
5. Timbuktu
6. Welcome to New York
7. Hard to Be a God
8. Carol
9. The Assassin
10. The Princess of France

Honorable Mention: Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Entertainment, Heaven Knows What, Maps to the Stars, Mistress America, Of Men and War, Results, Taxi, Uncertain Terms, Wild Canaries

Jesse Cataldo
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Hard to Be a God
3. Gangs of Wasseypur
4. Girlhood
5. Blackhat
6. Chi-Raq
7. About Elly
8. Buzzard
9. Eastern Boys
10. The Assassin

Honorable Mention: 45 Years, Anomalisa, The Duke of Burgundy, Horse Money, In Jackson Heights, Magic Mike XXL, Results, Taxi, Timbuktu, La Última Película



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