Committee’s Films Of The Year

As we reach the end of 2015 we thought it would be interesting to find out which films our committee considered the highlights of the year. Amazingly there were more than 350 different films screened at the Picture House throughout the year and (nearly?) all of them were  interesting in some way.

After a quick poll we came up with the following top 5 (which in the grand tradition of film lists contains 6 films).

1. 45 Years
2. Girlhood
3. The Falling
4= Carol
4= The Tales Of Princess Kaguya
4= Wild Tales

Other films highlighted by the committee include: Alphaville, Amy, Diary Of A Teenage Girl, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Mommy, Our Little Sister, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Selma, Taxi Tehran, Timbuktu, We Are Many.

So how did we do? Is this a good representation of film in 2015? It’s great to see a strong female presence in our selection alongside more mainstream films (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Force Awakens, Sicario, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation).

We’d also like to hear your Top 5 films shown at the Picture House throughout 2015, if we get enough responses we’ll collate a Members List. Let us know in the comments below or over on Twitter using #FOHPPH2015 or Facebook.

Disclaimer: Not all of the committee were available to take part in this poll and it may be updated in the future to include their responses.

2015: Your Thoughts So Far?

Somehow we’re already halfway through the year and perhaps more surprising is just how many films have been shown at the Picture House. It felt like a good time to take a look back over the first half of the year and find out which films have impressed you the most. We’ve put together a poll featuring 18 new films all screened at the Picture House and all with a score of 90% or more on Rotten Tomatoes.

Narrowing down the full list to create the poll was hard enough so we’re allowing you three votes. Please feel free to leave comments explaining your choices.

PS If you’re voting “other” us admins can see your answers but other people can’t so please leave a comment so people can see how you are casting your vote.