Wednesday, February 3, 2016

2015: A Look Back


10. Beasts of No Nation (Fukanaga)

9. Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller)

8. Spotlight (McCarthy)

7. The Look of Silence (Oppenheimer)

6. Inside Out (Docter, Carmen)

5. The Lobster (Lanthimos)

4. Sicario (Villeneuve)

3. The Hateful Eight (Tarantino)

2. The Revenant (Innaritu)

1. Anomalisa (Kaufman)

Honorable Mention: Blackhat, Bone Tomahawk, Bridge of Spies, Carol, Ex Machina, Going  Clear, Phoenix, Room

The Green Inferno
Sinister 2

Favorite Male Performances:
Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass (The Revenant)
Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald (The Revenant)
Benicio Del Toro as Alejandro (Sicario)
Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix (The Hateful Eight)
Liev Schreiber as Marty Baron (Spotlight)
Idris Elba as Commandant (Beasts of No Nation)

Favorite Female Performances:
Brie Larson as Ma (Room)
Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird (Carol)
Rooney Mara as Therese Belivet (Carol)
Elisabeth Moss as Catherine (Queen of Earth)
Eric Rivas as Romina (Wild Tales)
Alicia Vikander as Eva (Ex Machina)

Favorite score: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

1. Fargo Season 2
2. The Leftovers Season 2
3. Making A Murderer and The Jinx (tie)
4. Narcos Season 1
5. Ray Donovan Season 3
6. The Knick Season 2
7. Better Call Saul Season 1
8. True Detective Season 2
9. Orange Is the New Black Season 3
10. Mad Men Season 7 Pt. 2

Favorite TV Moments of the year:
1. The Sioux Falls Massacre in Fargo
2. Frank's walk in True Detective
3. The ending of The Jinx
4. Ray's Confession in Ray Donovan
5. Peggy and Don dance to Sinatra's 'My Way' in Mad Men


1. Kendrick Lamar- To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Steven Wilson- Hand Cannot Erase
3. Death Grips- The Powers That B
4. Chelsea Wolfe- Abyss
5. Lamb of God- VII: Sturm Und Drang
6. Between the Buried and Me- Coma Ecliptic
7. Native Construct- Quiet World
8. Leviathan- Scar Sighted
9. John Carpenter- Lost Themes
10. Ghost- Meliora
Honorable Mention: Faith No More- Sol Invictus, Iron Maiden- Book of Souls

Directors I've Discovered:
Roy Andersson
Robert Bresson
Don Hertzfeldt
Kim Ki-Duk
Masaki Kobayashi
Hirokazu Koreeda
Chris Marker
Kenji Mizoguchi
Gillo Pontecervo
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
Paolo Sorrentino
Hiroshi Teshihagara
Edward Yang

Bands I've Discovered:
Aphex Twin
Foo Fighters
The Knife
Kendrick Lamar
Janelle Monae
Native Construct
The Police
Queens of the Stone Age
Chelsea Wolfe

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