Team Relish’s Top Ten Films Of 2015!

Posted on Dec 31 2015 - 4:23pm by Craig Hunter

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Screen Relish’s cinematic endeavours of 2015 are almost at a close, and again we’ve decided to give you a list of our passionate team’s top choices of what will ultimately make up our top ten films of the year. All of our key contributors, consisting of individuals on both sides of the Atlantic, have been given the difficult task of choosing their best five films, their biggest singular disappointments and guilty pleasures.

Because we’ve an eclectic group offering unique perspectives from North America, Canada and the United Kingdom, they were given one rule: Each film choice must have been released in those countries during the year in order to qualify and to make it fair that all our team had the opportunity to see the same films in 2015.

So, if you can’t see incredible work like Tom McCarthy’s powerful SPOTLIGHT, Alejandro Iñárritu’s gripping THE REVENANT or Quentin Tarantino’s vengeful western THE HATEFUL EIGHT anywhere, please don’t judge us too harshly as there is a method to such madness.

10. MACBETH (dir. Justin Kurzel)

9. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (dir. J.J. Abrams)

8. STEVE JOBS (dir. Danny Boyle)

7. THE MARTIAN (dir. Ridley Scott)

6. SICARIO (dir. Denis Villeneuve)

5. IT FOLLOWS (dir. David Robert Mitchell)

4. CAROL (dir. Todd Haynes)

3. INSIDE OUT (dir. Pete Docter)

2. EX MACHINA (dir. Alex Garland)

1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (dir. George Miller)

And here’s how our Top Ten Films of the year were made…

Matthew Reay

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  1. STEVE JOBS
  2. SICARIO
  3. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  4. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
  5. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Biggest disappointment: SPECTRE

Guilty Pleasure: FOCUS

Holly Thicknes

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  1. 45 YEARS
  2. MACBETH
  3. TANGERINE
  4. IT FOLLOWS
  5. BLACK SOULS

Biggest disappointment: CRIMSON PEAK/BLACK MASS

Guilty Pleasure: SISTERS

Jessica Daniela 

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  1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  2. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
  3. EX MACHINA
  4. IRRATIONAL MAN
  5. IT FOLLOWS

Biggest disappointment: JURASSIC WORLD

Guilty Pleasure: SOUTHPAW

Julia Malahovska

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  1. MACBETH
  2. BROOKLYN
  3. THE GIFT
  4. MISTRESS AMERICA
  5. CAROL

Biggest disappointment: CRIMSON PEAK

Guilty Pleasure: PITCH PERFECT 2

Hope Madden

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  1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  2. CAROL
  3. EX MACHINA
  4. INSIDE OUT
  5. IT FOLLOWS

Biggest disappointment: THE MARTIAN

Guilty Pleasure: UNFRIENDED

Rachel Willis

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  1. EX MACHINA
  2. SICARIO
  3. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  4. IT FOLLOWS
  5. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Biggest disappointment: TRAINWRECK

Guilty Pleasure: THE LAST WITCH HUNTER

Stuie Greenfield

Inside-Out

  1. INSIDE OUT
  2. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWKAKENS
  3. THE MARTIAN
  4. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  5. JURASSIC WORLD

Biggest disappointment: FANTASTIC FOUR

Guilty Pleasure: PIXELS

Fred McNamara

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  1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  2. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
  3. THE MARTIAN
  4. SPECTRE
  5. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Biggest disappointment: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Guilty Pleasure: JUPITER ASCENDING

Donna Kelly

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  1. STEVE JOBS
  2. JURASSIC WORLD
  3. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
  4. SICARIO
  5. SPECTRE

Biggest disappointment: FANTASTIC FOUR

Guilty Pleasure: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.

Oli Palmer

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  1. INSIDE OUT
  2. STAR: WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
  3. THE MARTIAN
  4. ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
  5. EX MACHINA

Biggest disappointment: CRIMSON PEAK

Guilty Pleasure: MORTDECAI

Leslie “Cinema Siren” Combemale

CAROL

  1. CAROL
  2. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  3. SICARIO
  4. INSIDE OUT
  5. THE MARTIAN

Biggest disappointment: MACBETH

Guilty Pleasure: CINDERELLA

George Wolf

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  1. CAROL
  2. STEVE JOBS
  3. EX MACHINA
  4. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  5. INSIDE OUT

Biggest disappointment: THE MARTIAN

Guilty Pleasure: VACATION

Brandon Benarba

Ex-Machina

  1. EX MACHINA
  2. MAGIC MIKE XXL
  3. INSIDE OUT
  4. IT FOLLOWS
  5. SICARIO

Biggest disappointment: SPECTRE

Guilty Pleasure: CRIMSON PEAK

Alicja Johnson

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  1. EX MACHINA
  2. THE MARTIAN
  3. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
  4. THE NIGHT BEFORE
  5. TRAINWRECK

Biggest disappointment: SICARIO

Guilty Pleasure: JURASSIC WORLD

Amy “Cinemynx” Menell

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  1. PAWN SACRIFICE
  2. BRIDGE OF SPIES
  3. THE CONNECTION
  4. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
  5. SICARIO

Biggest disappointment: THE WALK

Guilty Pleasure: SPY

Thomas O’Connor

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  1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  2. ANT-MAN
  3. EX MACHINA
  4. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
  5. COP CAR

Biggest disappointment: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Guilty Pleasure: FURIOUS 7

Lucinda Holt

Straight Outta Compton

  1. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
  2. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  3. ANT-MAN
  4. SLOW WEST
  5. JURASSIC WORLD

Biggest disappointment: CRIMSON PEAK

Guilty Pleasure: HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2

Lewis Stephenson

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  1. ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL
  2. EX MACHINA
  3. AMY
  4. ANT-MAN
  5. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Biggest disappointment: LEGEND

Guilty Pleasure: INHERENT VICE

Sean Strong

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  1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  2. IT FOLLOWS
  3. EX MACHINA
  4. THE GIFT
  5. SICARIO

Biggest disappointment: SPECTRE

Guilty Pleasure: JURASSIC WORLD

Andy Caley

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  1. INSIDE OUT
  2. CAROL
  3. BROOKLYN
  4. AMY
  5. MACBETH

Biggest disappointment: IRRATIONAL MAN

Guilty Pleasure: THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

Jeff Alexander

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  1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  2. ANT-MAN
  3. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
  4. THE NIGHT BEFORE
  5. INSIDE OUT

Biggest disappointment: SPECTRE

Guilty Pleasure: TERMINATOR: GENYSIS

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Jon Encarnacion

  1. THE MARTIAN
  2. MR. HOLMES
  3. BLACK MASS
  4. ANT-MAN
  5. MINIONS

Biggest disappointment:

Guilty Pleasure: TERMINATOR: GENYSIS

Craig Hunter

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  1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
  2. IT FOLLOWS
  3. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION
  4. SICARIO
  5. STEVE JOBS

Biggest disappointment: LEGEND

Guilty Pleasure: SISTERS

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