Top 3 films
The most ingenious and visionary film Pixar has ever made with that integral heart that creeps up and lodges in your throat.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
A harrowing experience; at times heartbreaking and disturbing, but entirely sympathetic.
Mad Max: Fury Road
An insane spectacle of breathtaking action told with nuance and a genre-(re)defining approach.
- Honourable mentions: Ex Machina; Spy
Top 3 TV episodes
A perfect ending(?) to a delightfully wacky show with the ultimate meta commentary to end all meta commentary.
A crucial, heart-wrenching turning point for the season, deepened by excellent performances.
Game of Thrones “Hardhome”
A perfect blend of narrative, character and action executed with a chilling effect (pun intended).
- Honourable mentions: Hannibal “Antipasto”; Veep “Testimony”
Top 3 songs
“Cause I’m A Man” – Tame Impala
“Depreston” – Courtney Barnett
“Gosh” – Jamie xx
- Honourable mentions: “Future People” – Alabama Shakes; “King Kunta” – Kendrick Lamar