Assassin, “Carol” Top BFI Best of 2015 Films

The British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound magazine have announced their annual top movies of the year list, a poll conducted amongst 168 film critics from around the world.

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s “The Assassin” and Todd Haynes’ “Carol” took the top spots with 38 and 35 votes respectively. ‘Assassin’ is coming off its big win at the Golden Horse Awards last weekend – often regarded as the highest prize for Chinese-language films.

Not far behind were “Mad Max Fury Road,” the “Arabian Nights” trilogy, “Cemetery of Splendour,” “No Home Movie,” “45 Years,” “Son of Saul,” “Amy” and “Inherent Vice” (which premiered this year in many international markets).

Rounding out the Top 20 were “Anomalisa,” “It Follows,” “Phoenix,” “Girlhood,” “Inside Out,” “Tangerine,” “Taxi Tehran,” “Hard to Be A God,” “Horse Money” and “The Look of Silence” also made the list.

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