Sunday, February 26, 2017

Best of 2016

1. Silence (Martin Scorsese)

2. Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick)

3. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)

4. Sunset Song (Terence Davies)

5. O. J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)

6. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)

7. Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)

8. Francofonia (Aleksandr Sokurov)

9. Sully (Clint Eastwood)

10. The Witch (Robert Eggers)

11. Sing Street (John Carney)

12. Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie)

Honorable Mentions:  Arrival (Denis Villeneuve), La La Land (Damien Chazelle), Lemonade (Beyonce Knowles), Moonlight (Barry Jenkins), Pete's Dragon (David Lowery), Kill Zone 2/SPL 2: A Time for Consequences (Soi Cheang), Three (Johnnie To), Hail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen), Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight)

Most Overrated:  Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush) (but also kinda Moonlight)

Most Underrated/Underseen:  Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick), obviously, but also Pete's Dragon and Sunset Song and Francofonia

Favorite Guilty Pleasure:  The Mermaid (Stephen Chow)

Worst Movie I Saw This Year: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (John Requa, Glenn Ficarra)

Complete list of movies I saw in 2016 HERE.

Top 20 Older Films I Saw for the First Time in 2016:

1. Children of Paradise (Carne, 1945)
2. Where Is My Friend's House? (Kiarostami, 1987)
3. Daughters of the Dust (Dash, 1991)
4. Point Break (Bigelow, 1991)
5. Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968)
6. The House of Mirth (Davies, 2000)
7. I Walked With a Zombie (Tourneur, 1943)
8. Risky Business (Brickman, 1983)
9. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hawks, 1953)
10. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964)
11. Stage Door (La Cava, 1937)
12. Arsenic and Old Lace (Capra, 1944)
13. Extreme Prejudice (Hill,1987)
14. Speed Racer (Wachowskis, 2008)
15. La Promesse (Dardennes, 1996)
16. Near Dark (Bigelow, 1987)
17. The Awful Truth (McCarey, 1937)
18. Metropolis (Lang, 1927)
19. Late Spring (Ozu, 1949)
20. Great Day in the Morning (Tourneur, 1956)

That's the Top 20, but you can find the Top 40 in color HERE.

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