Top Ten Films of the Year


2015 has been an interesting year for film.  It feels like every second week we have been handed another huge blockbuster, set to make more money than God.  While some have been great just as many have failed.  Even more importantly, independent cinema continues to show it is just as good as the big budget stuff, with great films coming from all manner of sources.  With that in mind, here are my top ten films of the year.

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Grandma (2015)

Road trip movies are both a rich seam of comedy history and a horrifying one.  For every classic, there are ten frat boy comedies with as much originality as a joke about airplane food.  In other hands, Grandma may well have ended up with a title like Bad Grandma and ended up heading down that route.  In the hands of writer-director Paul Weitz, this story of a woman trying to help her granddaughter raise money for an abortion is a touching and real piece of cinema.

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