The 25 Best Films of 2015

So what kind of a year was it for moving pictures? It was the kind of year where my roundup of the best offerings is 25 movies long, in addition to two supplementary lists of ten. Oh, and then I came up with 11 more runners-up. And then 35 honorable mentions. That makes for a grand total of 91 movies — an average of 1.75 per week  – that were worth remembering and recommending at year’s end. They ranged from period dramas to indie comedies, from post-apocalyptic action to brainy sci-fi, from anything-goes narratives to insightful documentaries. These were the best films of a very, very good year.