Jacqueline Monahan's Top Ten Lists

Jacqueline Monahan’s Top Ten Films of 2015

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Here is the complete list:

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Even though 2014 has come and gone in a flash, these films have burned brightly enough to land on this list intact, undiluted, and positively throbbing with accomplishment.

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As usual, if I didn’t see a particular film I could not include it here.  Of those I DID see, here’s a 2012 end-of-the-world ranking, plus a few more that could not be squeezed into the top ten, but make a damn fine collective 11.  Excluding directors, synopses are limited to ten words or less.

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This year flew by as swiftly as a pop-up facial tissue leaves its box before another is pulled. In that interim, I’ve seen an array of films, good and bad, but certainly not all of them. Listed below is a selection of ten of the best the year had to offer, in no particular order, except perhaps the first one. That deserves to be in the Number One spot.   –JM