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Podcast Episode 54: The Cinema Junkie Awards

The best films of 2015

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary

Credit: Drafthouse Films

Above: Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Look of Silence" ties with Todd Haynes' "Carol" for the top slot on KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando's Top Ten Films of 2015.

Episode 54:The Cinema Junkie Awards

The best films and work of 2015.

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Awards season is in full swing so it must be time to make a Ten Best List and hand out some awards.

Honorable mention to: "We Are Still Here," "Ex Machina," "Drown," "Phoenix," And "Room."

Best films that never played in San Diego: "The Forbidden Room," "Hard to Be a God," "Tokyo Tribe," "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter," and "Black Coal, Thin Ice." (The best of these was "Bone Tomahawk" and that was so good I still placed it on my ten best list.)

Best Short Films (all of these played at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, for which I was a selection committee member): "Bunny," "My Mother's Song," "The Huckster."

Big Sigh of Relief Award: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

Cinema Junkie's Top Ten Films of 2015

"Carol" and "The Look of Silence," a tie for first place

"Bone Tomahawk"

"A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence"


"What We Do In the Shadows"


"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Assassin"


"It Follows"

Acting Awards

Best Actor: Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"

Runners up: Kurt Russell ("Bone Tomahawk," "The Hateful Eight") and Tom Hardy ("Mad Max: Fury Road," "Legend," "The Revenant")

Best actress: Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years"

Runners up: Cate Blanchett ("Carol"), Brie Larson ("Room"), "Charlize Theron ("Mad Max: Fury Road")

Best supporting actor: Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Runners up: Idris Elba ("Beasts of No Nation"), Steve Carell ("The Big SHort"), "Mark Rylance ("Bridge of Spies"), Richard Jenkins ("Bone Tomahawk")

Photo caption: Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a woman wanted for murder and on her way to be han...

Photo credit: The Weinstein Company

Jennifer Jason Leigh plays a woman wanted for murder and on her way to be hanged in Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." She stole the show from all the men in the cast.

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"

Runners up: Helen Mirren ("Trumbo"), Jane Fonda ("Youth")

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