Sunday, 20 December 2015


It's The A. V. Club's turn to announce their favourite films of the year, though they're hardly straying from the pack in their choice. Once again, Mad Max: Fury Road is named the best of 2015, but there's a welcome selection of lesser-celebrated titles among their Top 20. There's also a Worst Of list, with an almost-equally unsurprising #1, and lists for the best scenes and trailers of the year too. Take a look below:

The A. V. Club's Best Films of 2015
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Phoenix
3. It Follows
4. The Duke of Burgundy
5. The Look of Silence
6. Sicario
7. The Assassin
8. Carol
9. Brooklyn
10. Anomalisa
11. Inside Out
12. Bridge of Spies
13. Hard to Be a God
14. 45 Years
15. Crimson Peak
16. The Forbidden Room
17. Approaching the Elephant
18. The Martian
19. Mustang
20. James White

The A. V. Club's Best Film Scenes of 2015
'Speak low' (Phoenix)
'The anniversary dance' (45 Years)
'The bear attack' (The Revenant)
'The body-splitting' (Bone Tomahawk)
'Border crossing' (Sicario)
'Cab-driver seminar' (In Jackson Heights)
'Cold open' (Wild Tales)
'The confrontation at Donut Time' (Tangerine)
'Contract negotiation' (Fifty Shades of Grey)
'Explaining the rules' (It Follows)
'The Final Derriere' (The Forbidden Room)
'The final shootout' (Slow West)
'The football bet' (Focus)
'I Want It That Way' (Magic Mike XXL)
'Max holds Furiosa's rifle' (Mad Max: Fury Road)
'Never have I ever' (Unfriended)
'Off Santa Monica pier' (Jem and the Holograms)
'The opening chase' (Bridge of Spies)
'Paddleman' (Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One)
'Porridge' (Crimson Peak)
'The second boxing match' (Creed)
'The sex scene' (Anomalisa)
'A Summer in Ohio' (The Last Five Years)
'Taxi argument' (Love)
'The Vienna opera house fight' (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation)
'We're not ugly people' (Carol)
'When Yves met Jacques' (Saint Laurent)

The A. V. Club's Best Trailers of 2015
1. 'Teaser' (The Revenant)
2. 'Trailer 3' (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
3. Goodnight Mommy
4. Hail, Caesar!
5. 'Trailer 1' (Steve Jobs)
6. Dope
7. The Witch
8. 'Teaser' (Magic Mike XXL)
9. Queen of Earth
10. Suicide Squad

The A. V. Club's Worst Films of 2015
1. The Cobbler
2. The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)
3. Hellions
4. Entourage
5. Enter the Dangerous Mind
6. Home Sweet Hell
7. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
8. Hitman: Agent 47
9. The Gallows
10. Every Thing Will Be Fine
11. The Wedding Ringer
12. Kill Me Three Times
13. Jem and the Holograms
14. The Green Inferno
15. Child 44
16. Unfinished Business
17. Black or White
18. Do You Believe?
19. The Lazarus Effect
20. Jenny's Wedding