Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Best & Worst Movies of 2016

I saw 73 movies last year. Of those, 50 were released in 2016. I saw fewer movies overall than in 2015—22 fewer first-run movies, in fact. On  my 1-10 scale, I awarded only four first-run films a perfect "10" in 2016. (This downward trend has continued over the past several years.)

Unfortunately, I missed many of the better films released at the end of 2016 due to sickness and other factors. I need to catch up on numerous 2016 films that fell through the cracks (see below).

The best movie I saw in 2016 was Kubo and the Two Strings. I saw it three times in the theater—an unbelievable rarity.

The rest of my “perfect 10” movies were Hail Caeser, Zootopia and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Awarded 9/10 were Deadpool, Eye in the Sky, The Meddler, Sing Street, Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children, Denial and The Edge of Seventeen. 

WORST MOVIES OF 2016: The Lobster, Keanu, The Nice Guys.

VASTLY OVERRATED MOVIES OF 2016: Moonlight, Don’t Think Twice, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Arrival, Loving

BEST OLDER MOVIES I SAW IN 2016: Joy (2015), Noble (2014), Mud (2012), Wish You Were Here (1987), Patterns (1956), Home from the Hill (1960).

Moana (Viewed in 2017)
La La Land (Viewed in 2017)
20th Century Women
Rogue One (Viewed in 2017)
Fences (Viewed in 2017)
Manchester by the Sea
Jackie (Viewed in 2017)
Hacksaw Ridge 
Passengers (Viewed in 2017)
Why Him?
Little Men
The Witch
The Handmaiden
The Little Prince 
A Monster Calls
Kung Fu Panda 3
Wedding Doll
Hostile Border
The Great Gilly Hopkins
Miss Stevens
Generation Startup
The Good Neighbor 
Swallows and Amazons
The Fits
Toni Erdmann
A Bigger Splash
Mountains May Depart
Sunset Song
The Neon Demon
Our Little Sister

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