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Quint (Tommy Lee Jones) puts the pedal to the metal of the titular car in "Black Moon Rising," a 1986 action-thriller from New World Pictures.

Class of 1986: ‘Black Moon Rising’

Sometimes the deeper, darker cracks of history are there for a reason, and some films, like "Black Moon Rising," must fall into them at 325 miles per hour.
From right, Hansel (Owen Wilson), Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) team up to stop the murders of famous people in "Zoolander 2," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release.

Zoolander 2

You never want to deliver a eugoogooly, but funereal solemnity is the only tone to take for a sequel as woefully, and disappointingly, DOA as “Zoolander 2.”

Uma Thurman stars in Miramax's "Beautiful Girls," a 1996 romantic dramedy directed by the late Ted Demme.

Class of 1996: ‘Beautiful Girls’

It may not philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a popular Counting Crows lyric. But its barroom eloquence and stumblebum sadness all linger.
Michael Stone (voice of David Thewlis) takes a long, hard look at himself in "Anomalisa," a 2015 Paramount Pictures stop-motion animation film co-directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.

Anomalisa

Dizzying and disarming, Charlie Kaufman's triumphant return is an acridly funny, achingly resonant and meticulously constructed film about love and loneliness.

"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is director Michael Bay's look at the infamous international siege.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Neither partisan nor propaganda, Michael Bay's film stares down the absurdity of 21st-century warfare politics with the force & brutal efficiency of a howitzer.
Tom Hardy stars as Mad Max Rockatansky in "Mad Max: Fury Road," a 2015 Warner Brothers film and director George Miller's long-awaited continuation of the "Mad Max" franchise,

Nick’s Favorites of 2015: 88 Lines About 44 Films

Nick takes a brief look back at his favorite films from 2015.

Things get hairy (and salivary) in "The Revenant," a 2015 20th Century Fox release.

Yap vs. Yap: The Revenant

In the latest Yap vs. Yap, Nick Rogers and Christopher Lloyd dress in layers of freshly cut fur, load their rifles and take aim at each other on "The Revenant."
Samuel L. Jackson stars in "The Hateful Eight," a 2015 Weinstein Company release and the latest from writer-director Quentin Tarantino.

The Hateful Eight

Untidy and unwieldy but also quite unforgettable, Quentin Tarantino's latest is both an enraged fireside chat and a tremendously entertaining Western.

Robert De Niro stars as master thief Neil McCauley in Michael Mann's landmark 1995 crime drama "Heat."

Class of 1995: ‘Heat’

Often emulated but never equaled, "Heat" isn't just a terrific crime epic. Its elegant, exciting examination of existential entropy elevates it to GOAT status.
Rooney Mara (left) and Cate Blanchett star in the 2015 Weinstein Company release "Carol," Todd Haynes' sumptuous period-piece romance.

Carol

Elegantly composed, impeccably acted by Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara, and beautifully rendered, Todd Haynes' latest love story is one of 2015’s very best films.

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop, in "Joy," a 2015 Twentieth Century Fox biopic loosely based on her life and co-written and directed by David O. Russell.

Joy

Even as it gets stuck between stations, “Joy” is an engaging — and, at the right moments, enraging — tale of both perseverance and the psychology of purchasing.
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IFJA deliberates the Best Picture of 2015

Ever wanted to sneak inside the room where critics are debating their awards? Now you can, as members of the Indiana Film Journalists Association discuss the Best Picture of 2015.

Geena Davis and Matthew Modine star in Renny Harlin's "Cutthroat Island," the notoriously unpopular 1995 film that once held the world record for most money lost by a film ($105 million).

Class of 1995: ‘Cutthroat Island’

“Cutthroat Island" isn't the landlubber suggested by its bad reputation. But if all involved knew they were going broke, they should have gone for broke.
The blurred line between reality and fiction plays havoc with the mind of insurance investigator John Trent (Sam Neill, center) in John Carpenter's 1995 horror film "In the Mouth of Madness," a New Line Cinema production.

Class of 1995: ‘In the Mouth of Madness’

Largely lost during the '90s' lap of luxury, John Carpenter's horror parable for a world whittling away until *you* are an abnormality hits close to home today.