2015 was a fantastic year for movies, and now it is time for the Killing Time Community to do their yearly duty and anoint one movie as the BEST FILM OF 2015. I do my own yearly awards (The Renaissance Film Awards) just before the Oscars, so this is the readers’ pick. Will you follow the critics toward The Revenant or Spotlight? Will you pick a summer favorite like Mad Max, Inside Out or Jurassic World? Or will the odds-on favorite, the biggest film in history, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, take home the prize?
Here are how the 15 finalists for the award were chosen: I took the eight films the Academy nominated for Best Picture, added the next four highest ranked by my personal list, and then added the top three box office earners not covered by either previous category. All year you endure my yakking about my opinions, but this is your award. This is our most important poll of the year, so VOTE! The winner will be announced on February 27, 2016, (Oscar Eve), and will join the ranks of past winners:
2012: The Dark Knight Rises
2014: Guardians of the Galaxy