3/21/17

Best Films 2016


The Forbidden Room  dir. Guy Maddin/Evan Johnson  
Udo Kier, Maria de Medeiros, Geraldine Caplin, Charlotte Rampling, Louis Negin




Cemetery of Splendor  dir. Apitchatpong Weerasethakul
Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram




Carol  dir. Todd Haynes
Kate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler




Hail, Caesar!  dir. Ethan and Joel Coen
Josh Brolin, Alden Ehrenreich, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, Channing Tatum




The Lobster  dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
Colin Farrel, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Ashley Jensen, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux




Tale of Tales  dir. Matteo Garrone
Selma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Toby Jones, Vincent Cassel





Anomalisa  dir. Charlie Kaufman/Duke Johnson
David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan





Dog Eat Dog  dir. Paul Schrader
Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Paul Schrader





The Nice Guys  dir. Shane Black
Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling




Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One 
     + Volume 2 - The Desolate One  dir. Miguel Gomes



The Best of the Rest

American Honey  (Arnold)
A Bigger Splash  (Guadagnino)
Jafar Panahi's Taxi  (Panahi)
Everybody Wants Some!!  (Linklater)
Hell or High Water  (Mackenzie)
Neon Bull  (Mascaro)
The Fits  (Homer)
Knight of Cups  (Malick)
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World  (Herzog)
Florence Foster Jenkins  (Frears)
The Jungle Book  (Favreau)
Weiner  (Kriegman/Steinberg)
Victoria (Schipper)
Moonlight (Jenkins)
The Look of Silence (Oppenheimer)


The Disappointments:

Don't Think Twice (Birgilia), The Birth of a Nation (Parker) , 
In the Valley of Violence (West) , Midnight Special (Nichols), Sing Street (Carney), 
Captain Fantastic (Ross), Don't Breathe (Alverez), Sully (Eastwood), 
The Dance of Reality (Jodorowsky)

The "Just Terrible" 

Hacksaw Ridge (Gibson), X-Men: Apocalypse (Singer), Suicide Squad (Ayer), 
Sausage Party (Vernon/Tiernan), Independence Day: Resurgence (Emmerich)



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