SFFCC Members’ Best of 2015
January 6th, 2016 by SFFCC

As our members complete their Best of 2015 lists, they will be added here.

Walter Addiego (SF Chronicle)

BROOKLYN
LOVE & MERCY
SICARIO
45 YEARS
BLACK MASS
THE BIG SHORT
AMY
THE END OF THE TOUR
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
LEGEND

added 1/5/2016

Jeffrey M. Anderson (Combustible Celluloid/ SF Examiner)

INSIDE OUT
THE ASSASSIN
JAFAR PANAHI’S TAXI
THE END OF THE TOUR
MAPS TO THE STARS
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE ROYAL ROAD
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
SICARIO
CREED

added 1/5/2016

Daniel Barnes (Sacramento News & Review)

A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
MISTRESS AMERICA
LISTEN TO ME, MARLON
ANOMALISA
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY
TIMBUKTU
JAFAR PANAHI’S TAXI
IT FOLLOWS
THE LOOK OF SILENCE

added 1/5/2016

Peter Canavese (Groucho Reviews)

CHI-RAQ
DEMOCRATS
CARTEL LAND
TIMBUKTU
THE CUT
THE BIG SHORT
BEASTS OF NO NATION
WELCOME TO ME
45 YEARS
IN JACKSON HEIGHTS

added 1/5/2016

Pam Grady

LOVE & MERCY
ANOMALISA
THE TRIBE
CREED
BROOKLYN
THE LOBSTER
THE END OF THE TOUR
THE ROYAL ROAD
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT
THE FORBIDDEN ROOM
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

added 1/6/2016

Peter Hartlaub (SF Chronicle)

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
EX MACHINA
SPOTLIGHT
INSIDE OUT
CREED
ANOMALISA
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
THE BIG SHORT
BROOKLYN
IT FOLLOWS

added 1/5/2016

Dennis Harvey (Variety)

MARGARITA, WITH A STRAW
THE WITCH
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
TRAINWRECK
KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER
BROOKLYN
EXPERIMENTER
99 HOMES
GUIDANCE
THE GREAT MAN
LOVE & MERCY
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

added 1/5/2016

Zaki Hasan

SPOTLIGHT
THE BIG SHORT
CREED
SICARIO
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
STEVE JOBS
THE MARTIAN
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
TRUMBO
ANT-MAN

added 1/7/2016

Leba Hertz (San Francisco Chronicle)

BRIDGE OF SPIES
THE BIG SHORT
SON OF SAUL
BROOKLYN
SICARIO
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
LOVE & MERCY
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
DANNY COLLINS
PAWN SACRIFICE

added 1/5/2016

Inkoo Kang (The Village Voice/The Wrap)

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD
SON OF SAUL
SPOTLIGHT
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
MOMMY
INSIDE OUT
APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

added 1/5/2016

Anita Katz (SF Examiner)

CAROL
ABOUT ELLY
SON OF SAUL
45 YEARS
TIMBUKTU
THE CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA
SPOTLIGHT
THE LOOK OF SILENCE
BEST OF ENEMIES
MUSTANG

added 1/5/2016

Mick LaSalle (San Francisco Chronicle)

BROOKLYN
BRIDGE OF SPIES
CAROL
THE BIG SHORT
SPOTLIGHT
SOUTHPAW
3 HEARTS
LOVE & MERCY
45 YEARS
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

added 1/5/2016

Jason LeRoy (The Binge)

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
TANGERINE
DOPE
BROOKLYN
SPOTLIGHT
CREED
CHI-RAQ
ROOM
MUSTANG
SPY

added 1/6/2016

Randy Myers (Bay Area News Group)

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
SPOTLIGHT
MOMMY
ROOM
LOVE & MERCY
EX MACHINA
THE BIG SHORT
TANGERINE
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
INSIDE OUT
BROOKLYN
BEASTS OF NO NATION
JAMES WHITE
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
THE MARTIAN
MERU
THE FORBIDDEN ROOM
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
CREED

added 1/5/2016

Tim Sika (Celluloid Dreams)

BROOKLYN
45 YEARS
SON OF SAUL
THE BIG SHORT
LOVE & MERCY
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
BEASTS OF NO NATION
ONLY THE DEAD SEE THE END OF WAR
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE
THE HATEFUL EIGHT
JOY DEMOCRATS
WELCOME TO ME
IN JACKSON HEIGHTS
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
THE END OF THE TOUR
THE ASSASSIN
THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY
CARTEL LAND
BOY AND THE WORLD

added 1//5/2016

Michael Snyder (Marina Times/Pacifica Radio)

AMY
BEASTS OF NO NATION
THE BIG SHORT
BROOKLYN
DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
THE END OF THE TOUR
EX MACHINA
INSIDE OUT
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
ROOM
SICARIO
SON OF SAUL
SPOTLIGHT
TRUMBO
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

added 1//6/2016

Kelly Vance (East Bay Express)

THE ASSASSIN
BROOKLYN
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL
DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL
LOVE & MERCY
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
ROOM
SPOTLIGHT
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
99 HOMES

added 1/5/2016

Jan Wahl (KCBS 740 AM)

SPOTLIGHT
LOVE & MERCY
TRUMBO
CONCUSSION
CAROL
INSIDE OUT
SUFFRAGETTE
THE DANISH GIRL
BROOKLYN
THE WALK
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
GOING CLEAR: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF
AMY
THE BEST OF ENEMIES
THE WRECKING CREW

added 1/5/2016

Angela Watercutter (WIRED)

CAROL
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
SPOTLIGHT
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
TANGERINE
LOVE & MERCY
THE REVENANT
SICARIO
CREED
THE WOLFPACK

added 1/5/2016

Yar Wei (Sing Tao Radio)

SPOTLIGHT
THE REVENANT
BROOKLYN
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
THE BIG SHORT
BEASTS OF NO NATION
THE MARTIAN
CAROL
BLACK MASS
JOY

added 1/7/2016

Dennis Willis

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD
ANOMALISA
INSIDE OUT
CAROL
45 YEARS
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
ROOM
THE REVENANT
CREED

added 1/6/2016

SFFCC Members’ Best of 2010
December 26th, 2010 by SFFCC

As our members complete their Best of 2010 lists, they will be added here.

Jeffrey M. Anderson (Combustible Celluloid)

“Hereafter”
“Somewhere”
“The Ghost Writer”
“Vincere”
“White Material”
“Black Swan”
“True Grit”
“The Social Network”
“I Am Love”
“Boxing Gym”

Read the full article
added 12/27/2010

Peter Canavese (Groucho Reviews)

“Blue Valentine”
“The Social Network”
“Toy Story 3”
“Inception”
“Rabbit Hole”
“The King’s Speech”
“Dogtooth”
“Marwencol”
“The Ghost Writer”
“Lebanon”

Read the full article, including special citations, runners-up, the worst of 2010 and more.
added 12/27/2010

Cheryl Eddy (SF Bay Guardian)

“Winter’s Bone”
“Fish Tank”
“Black Swan”
“The Social Network”
“True Grit”
“The Two Escobars”
“The Tillman Story”
“The Ghost Writer”
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
“Toy Story 3”

added 01/17/2011

Michael Fox (SF360, SF Weekly)

“Life During Wartime”
“Ajami”
“White Material”
“The White Meadows”
“The Tillman Story”
“Lebanon”
“Carlos”
“Inside Job”
“Anton Chekhov’s The Duel”
“The Killer Inside Me”

added 01/17/2011

Pam Grady (BoxOffice.com)

“Animal Kingdom”
“Marwencol”
“127 Hours”
“The Trotsky”
“Brighton Rock”
“True Grit”
“Triage”
“Soul Kitchen”
“Undertow”
“Kick-Ass”

added 01/02/2011

Michael Guillén (The Evening Class)

“Altiplano”
“The Milk of Sorrow”
“Mysteries of Lisbon”
“Nostalgia for the Light”
“Black Swan”
“Animal Kingdom”
“A Useful Life”
“Guest”
“The Silence”
“Undertow”

added 01/17/2011

Peter Hartlaub (SF Chronicle)

Winter’s Bone”
“Toy Story 3”
“The Social Network”
“Blue Valentine”
“The Town”
“True Grit”
“Mother”
“The Tillman Story”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
Honorable mentions: “Kick-Ass,” “The King’s Speech,” “Animal Kingdom,” “Buried,” “Tiny Furniture,” “Marwencol” and “Piranha 3-D”

added 01/17/2011

Dennis Harvey (SF360, SF Bay Guardian)

“Fish Tank”
“The Tillman Story”
“The Killer Inside Me”
“City Island”
“OSS 177: Lost in Rio”
“I Spit on Your Grave”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“Let It Rain”
“Babies”
“Life During Wartime”

added 01/17/2011

Mick LaSalle (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Blue Valentine”
“The Ghost Writer”
“Mademoiselle Chambon”
“The King’s Speech”
“Hereafter”
“Toy Story 3”
“The Social Network”
“Black Swan”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The Runaways”

added 01/02/2011

Omar P.L. Moore (The Popcorn Reel)

“Animal Kingdom”
“The Ghost Writer”
“Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”
“The Social Network”
“The Square”
“Fish Tank”
“Another Year”
“Somewhere”
“Black Swan”
“I’m Here” / “Day & Night” (short films)

Read the full article

Randy Myers (San Jose Mercury News)

“Animal Kingdom”
“127 Hours”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“Rabbit Hole”
“Black Swan”
“Inside Job ”
“Toy Story 3”
“The Social Network”
“Another Year”

added 01/02/2011

Tim Sika (Celluloid Dreams)

“Black Swan”
“Blue Valentine”
“Stone”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“Rabbit Hole”
“Toy Story 3”
“The Social Network”
“The Illusionist”
“Creation”
One of the best movies I’ve ever seen (but also one of the most unwatchable): “Lebanon”

added 12/27/2010

Kelly Vance (East Bay Express)

“The Square”
“Animal Kingdom”
“The Social Network”
“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”
  + “The Girl Who Played With Fire”
  + “The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest”
“Carlos”
“14-18: The Noise and the Fury”
“Mother”
“Winter’s Bone”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“True Grit”

added 01/02/2011

Sara Maria Vizcarrondo (BoxOffice.com)

“Exit Through the Gift Shop”
“I Love You, Phillip Morris”
“Red, White and Blue”
“Biker Fox”
“Audrey the Trainwreck”
“Lover of Hate”
“Jackass 3D”
“Four Lions”
“Flooding with Love for the Kid”
“The Last Exorcism”

added 01/02/2011

Richard von Busack (San Jose Metro)

“The Social Network”
“Toy Story 3”
“Blue Valentine”
“True Grit”
“Fish Tank”
“Exit Through The Gift Shop”
“The Tillman Story”
“I Am Love”
“Inception”
“Catfish”
Runners-Up: “Carlos,” “Winter’s Bone,” “The Kids Are All Right”

added 01/02/2011

Jan Wahl (KRON TV)

“The King’s Speech”
“Made in Dagenham”
“The Social Network”
“Inside Job”
“Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”
“The Fighter”
“City Island”
“The Runaways”
“Hereafter”
“Coco Chanel and Igor Stanvinski”

added 01/02/2011

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