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Vulture Critics Pick the Best Films of 2015 So Far

Vulture Critics Pick the Best Films of 2015 So Far

Vulture’s David Edelstein and Bilge Ebiri share the weight of picking this year’s best films so far (here’s their full feature), mixing it up with sexy arthouse fare (“Eden”), a fabulously scary indie sleeper (“It Follows”), an arty auteur outing only a critic could love (“Jauja”), documentaries (“Amy” and “The Wolfpack”), the requisite Michael Mann inclusion (“Blackhat”) and the two big studio movies everyone’s gunning for in 2015 (“Inside Out,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”).

Three 2015 foreign Oscar submissions made the grade. Bertrand Bonello’s shaggy YSL biopic “Saint Laurent,” a film I quite like, has not been well-appreciated stateside since its Cannes 2014 premiere. Nice to see it here. “Timbuktu,” which was a nominee, and “White God” also have their praises sung by the Vulture critics.

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Will these films still be in the conversation at year’s end? Refer back to these lists (and ours) when you scribble your own top tens come December. It’s films like “Tangerine,” “A Hard Day” and “About Elly” that could get lost amid the awards season ballyhoo.

Ebiri and Edelstein’s picks:

“About Elly”
“Amy”
“Blackhat”
“Eden”
“Hard Day”
“Inside Out”
“It Follows”
“Jauja”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“Saint Laurent”
“Tangerine”
“The Wolfpack”
“Timbuktu”
“White God”

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