Top Threes for the First Half of 2015

Top 3 films

Inside Outanigif_enhanced-buzz-18965-1435275906-6

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 Heckmohgif

A harrowing experience; at times heartbreaking and disturbing, but entirely sympathetic.

Mad Max: Fury Road

0063702c092c2662e6790635d03ff562112f2936-1431710550An insane spectacle of breathtaking action told with nuance and a genre-(re)defining approach.

  • Honourable mentions: Ex Machina; Spy

Top 3 TV episodes

community-denial-6Community “Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television”

A perfect ending(?) to a delightfully wacky show with the ultimate meta commentary to end all meta commentary.

Better Call Saul “Pimento”tmnifvmu4sn0gwqxfpj7

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).did-you-spot-game-of-thrones-musical-cameo-at-hardhome-434226

  • 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
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