Rejoice, o ye year-end list obsessives! Digital editor Violet Lucca sat down with senior editor Nicolas Rapold, contributing editor and New York Film Festival Selection Committee Member Amy Taubin, and regular contributor Nick Pinkerton to discuss the top 20 films as determined by our annual critics’ poll. Their wide-ranging discussion weighs the list’s revelations (and peculiarities), what should’ve been on the list, and why Viggo Mortensen is so gosh darn dreamy.

As always, the FILM COMMENT list of the year’s best films is the result of polling over 100 colleagues and consists of two categories: 1) the best films that received theatrical runs in 2015 and 2) the year’s best films that have no announced plans for U.S. theatrical distribution.