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Slant Magazine Names Top 25 Films of 2015

Slant Magazine Names Top 25 Films of 2015

It’s fascinating to track the various idiosyncrasies in the year-end lists. Many individual ballots are often interesting indicators of a person’s taste or their various biases and interests. But it’s especially telling if a publication’s list features a host of non-consensus choices or left-field releases because it illustrates the unique tastes of its contributors. Case in point: Slant Magazine’s Top 25 Films of 2015.

Though, Slant places “Mad Max: Fury Road” at the top of their list, their top 10 features a number of distinctive choices. Some of these include Michael Mann’s “Blackhat,” a critically championed movie that nonetheless garnered a mixed reception upon release, Laurie Anderson’s essay film “Heart of a Dog,” Pedro Costa’s dreamlike “Horse Money,” and the crowd-pleasing aesthetic wonder Gregory Jacobs’ “Magic Mike XXL.” Standard disclaimer: The list is reprinted below, but follow the link to read the writeups.

Slant Magazine’s Top 25 Films of 2015

1. “Mad Max: Fury Road”
2. “In Jackson Heights
3. “Timbuktu
4. “Horse Money”
5. “Magic Mike XXL”
6. “Hard to Be a God.”
7. “Heart of a Dog”
8. “Blackhat”
9. “The Assassin
10. “Chi-Raq
11. “Li’l Quinquin”
12. “Taxi”
13. “Queen of Earth
14. “The Look of Silence
15. “Heaven Knows What
16. “Jauja
17. “The Forbidden Room
18. “Phoenix
19. “Carol
20. “Creed
21. “Mistress America
22. “Son of Saul
23. “Of Men and War
24. “Eastern Boys
25. “45 Years

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