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
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