Golden Brick Awards
Reviewed/recommended by at least one host.
Not a mainstream/highly publicized movie.
Made by new or newly-established filmmaker.
Shows a clear directorial vision/artistic ambition.
(Criteria fully established in 2014)
View the complete list of finalists on Letterboxd.
The Art of Self Defense
The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Our Time Machine
Winner: The Fits
Other candidates: Born to Be Blue, The Phenom, Morris from America, Southside with You, Rams, Under the Shadow, The Edge of Seventeen
The Duke of Burgundy
What We Do in the Shadows - Listener's Choice
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Other candidates: Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, Slow West, Love & Mercy, The Tribe, Meru, Phoenix, The Mend, Heart of a Dog
Winner: Blue Ruin
Dear White People
The One I Love
Other candidates: 20,000 Days on Earth (AK), The Congress (JL), The Double (JL), Finding Vivian Maier (AK), Listen Up Philip, Locke (AK), Mistaken for Strangers (AK), Memphis (JL), Whiplash
Winner: The Act of Killing
Beyond the Hills
Short Term 12
Stories We Tell
Other candidates: Fruitvale Station (JL), In a World... (AK), Leviathan (JL), Like Someone in Love, Much Ado About Nothing (JL), The Spectacular Now
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Color Wheel
The House I Live In
The Loved Ones
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia - Listener's Choice
Oslo, August 31st
Winner: Wuthering Heights
Winner: The Arbor
Take Shelter - Listener's Choice
Other candidates: Another Earth, Bill Cunningham New York, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Project Nim, Win Win
A Film Unfinished
It's Kind of a Funny Story
The Tillman Story
Note: 2010 list was heavy on movies that even we overlooked initially and did not review.
Anvil: The Story of Anvil
World's Greatest Dad