10 Best Movies of 2015

Apologies for the late appearance of my list of the 10 Best Movies of 2015. I had to wait for the last-minute screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — and I'm glad I did. Apologies to another golden dozen films that I couldn't squeeze in but couldn't admire more: Son of Saul, The Revenant, Room, The Big Short, Mississippi Grind, Ex Machina, Sicario, Love & Mercy, The End of the Tour, Clouds of Sils Maria, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, and Amy, a documentary about Amy Winehouse that breaks new ground while passionately breaking your heart.

So here goes 2015's best of the best: