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Inspired by Rian Johnson's debut movie "Brick" – and the show's near-constant chatter about it – each year Filmspotting champions their favorite overlooked/under-the-radar films with the Golden Brick awards.

Golden Brick Criteria (est. 2014):

  • Was reviewed/recommended by at least one host.
  • Cannot be a mainstream/highly publicized movie.
  • Made by a new or newly-established filmmaker.
  • Shows clear directorial vision and/or artistic ambition.
Golden Brick Nominees - 2016
(* Finalists / Winner in bold)
The Fits
Born to Be Blue (#579-AK)
DVD Released July 26, Netflix / iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
*Krisha (#579-MP; #594-AK)
iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
*The Witness (#595-AK)
Netflix Instant, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
*The Fits (#596)
DVD Released Sept. 13 / iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
The Phenom (#599-AK)
DVD Released Aug. 30, Netflix, Redbox / iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
Morris from America (#601-AK)
iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
Southside with You (#601-AK)
DVD Release Dec. 13
Rams (#601)
Netflix DVD / Netflix Instant, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play
*Tower (#610)
Now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play!

*Cameraperson (#613)
Now on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play!
Under the Shadow (#613)
The Edge of Seventeen (#613)
Golden Brick Nominees - 2015
(* Finalists / Winner in bold)
The Duke of Burgundy*
Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
What We Do in the Shadows* - Listener's Choice
Wild Canaries
Slow West
Love & Mercy
The Tribe
The Mend
Heart of a Dog
The Diary of a Teenage Girl*
Golden Brick Nominees - 2014
(* Finalists / Winner in bold)
Blue Ruin
20,000 Days on Earth (AK)
Blue Ruin*
The Congress (JL)
Dear White People* (JL)
The Double (JL)
Finding Vivian Maier (AK)
Listen Up Philip
Locke (AK)
Mistaken for Strangers (AK)
Memphis (JL)
The One I Love*  (AK)
Starred Up*
Golden Brick Nominees - 2013
(* Finalists / Winner in bold)
Act of Killing
Short Term 12*
The Spectacular Now
Stories We Tell*
Golden Brick Nominees - 2012
(Winner in bold)
Wuthering Heights
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
Wuthering Heights
Golden Brick Nominees - 2011
(* Finalists / Winners in bold)
Another Earth
The Arbor*
Bill Cunningham New York
Certified Copy*
The Interrupters*
Martha Marcy May Marlene
Meek's Cutoff*
Project Nim
Take Shelter* - People's Choice
Win Win
Golden Brick Nominees - 2010
(Winner in bold)
Easy A
A Film Unfinished
Four Lions
The Freebie
It's Kind of a Funny Story
Please Give
The Tillman Story
Tiny Furniture
Note: The 2010 list was heavy with movies that were not reviewed on the show.
Golden Brick Nominees - 2009
(Winner in bold)
Anvil: The Story of Anvil
Food, Inc.
Summer Hours
World's Greatest Dad

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