Most overlooked films of 2015

As we head into 2016, we asked our film reviewers to look back at some of the underappreciated movies of 2015, as well as trends they liked to see more — or less — of in the coming year.
'Experimenter' and 'Heart of a Dog' are among the overlooked films of 2015

Overlooked films of 2015 include "Experimenter," "Heart of a Dog," "White God," "Man From Reno" and "it Follows."

Strong animated Japanese heroines being overlooked

On the radar: Strong animated Japanese heroines

'Boy Meets Girl,' 'Grandma' and other films worth a second look

But in Gary Goldstein's 'no more' department: Generic, forgettable one-word titles on generic, forgettable, B-grade action movies, like 'Outcast,' 'Survivor' and 'Heist.'

'Blind' and 'The Boy and the World' among the underappreciated films of 2015

"Blind," "The Boy and the World," "The Duke of Burgundy," "Gett" and "Mistress America" among overlooked films of 2015.

'What We Do in the Shadows,' 'It Follows' and others add a fresh bite

'What We Do in the Shadows' and 'It Follows' make 2015 a fine year in genre while music documentaries hit a high note.

2015 brought bold, feminine filmmaking and strong leading roles for women

On the radar: Bold, feminine filmmaking and strong leading roles for women

2015 saw a more confident Chinese cinema

Commercial Chinese filmmakers seemingly found their voice and hit their stride last year, achieving success comparable to that of Hong Kong cinema's heyday.

'Clouds of Sils Maria,' 'Experimenter,' 'Results' are among the most overlooked movies of 2015

Sheri Linden singles out 'Clouds of Sils Maria,' 'Experimenter' and 'Results' among the movies she's seen in 2015.