It's that time of year again - your vote for best film of 2016?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by 93curr, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. 93curr

    93curr Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    There's still a few I haven't seen yet (notably the new Jim Jarmusch or the new Scorsese) but I think I'm gonna go with 'The Handmaiden.' I honestly wasn't at all impressed with 'Stoker', but this was a huge return to form, up there with 'Oldboy' and 'Lady Vengeance.'

    Close second goes to 'The Witch.'



    It was a tough year for me, though. No Tarantino and no von Trier. :(
     
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  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The Hateful Eight ( seen it January 2017)
    The Revenant.
    The Shallows
    Neon Demon
    Grimsby
    London Has Fallen
    Dr. Strange
     
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  3. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

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    I'll have to check that one out. My top ten were:

    01. Son Of Saul (Laszlo Nemes)
    02. The Assassin (Hsiao-Hsien Hou)
    03. High Rise (Ben Wheatley)
    04. The Neon Demon (Nicolas Winding Refn)
    05. Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)
    06. The Revenant (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
    07. Under The Shadow (Babak Anvari)
    08. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
    09. Julieta (Pedro Almodovar)
    10. Embrace Of The Serpent (Ciro Guerra)
     
  4. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    You're voting for a 2015 film that you saw next month?

    This is the most confusing post of 2016! :D[/QUOTE]
     
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  5. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

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    My vote goes to The Revenant. Favorite movie to see with my daughter...Dr. Strange.

    Worst movie...The Lobster. I would be boiling mad if it somehow clawed its way to the top on some awards show. :winkgrin:
     
  6. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Forum Resident

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    James Bond - Specter. Oh never mind that was 2015
     
  7. DrewHarris

    DrewHarris Well-Known Member

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    Tie between Zootopia and Hell or High Water. Zootopia continues Disney's CGI revival with one of the smartest films in their library with a clever take on prejudice revolving animal stereotypes. It's also a damn funny buddy cop flick to boot (or BUNNY cop flick). Hell or High Water is a fantastic western-heist film with an emotional grip that you don't see much in heist films and has top-notch performances by Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges.
     
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  8. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    My vote goes to this one:

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  9. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    In this thread I started last week...

    Your favorite movies of 2016 »

    ...I posted the following list:

    1. La La Land
    2. Hell or High Water
    3. Manchester by the Sea
    4. Hacksaw Ridge
    5. Arrival
    6. The Witch
    7. Loving
    8. Captain America: Civil War
     
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  10. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

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    I really can't wait for Manchester By The Sea. Not out until January 2017 in the UK.
     
  11. MrSka57

    MrSka57 Forum Resident

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    Hell or High Water.
    The Witch deserves any and all art/costume/production/set design awards you could throw at it.
     
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  12. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    If you've seen Lonergan's You Can Count on Me (I didn't see Margaret), that gives you a pretty good idea what to expect. It's the kind of movie that manages to draw laughs from the audience despite its bleak outlook.
     
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  13. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

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    No, I haven't, but will take note. I urge you to see Margaret as soon as you can. The full version. It is a masterpiece.
     
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  14. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

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    Best
    Nocturnal Animals

    Worst
    The Witch
     
  15. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    For whatever reason, I don't recall hearing about Margaret before. But, like you, critic David Edelstein calls the full three-hour version a masterpiece, so I'm putting it on my viewing list.
     
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  16. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Forum Resident

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    Anthropoid....If you haven't seen it, you should
     
  17. 93curr

    93curr Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Ah - missed that one. :hide: Sorry.
     
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  18. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    That's cool. I gave my thread some publicity via yours. :)
     
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  19. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

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    1. Hunt For The Wilderpeople
    2. Sing Street
    3. Captain Fantastic
    4. Green Room
    5. The Witch
    6. Zootopia
    7. Demolition
    8. Hello, My Name Is Doris
    9. Elvis & Nixon
    10. Captain America: Civil War
     
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  20. Jonboy

    Jonboy Forum Resident

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    The Revenant. No contest IMO.
     
  21. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Why are so many of you listing The Revenant as a 2016 film? Is that just because you didn't see it till this year?
     
  22. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

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    Probably because the release date was 15 January 2016.
     
  23. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Where do you get that from? Rotten Tomatoes has the wide release date as December 25, 2015.
     
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  24. WhoseLineFan

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    Pete's Dragon
     
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  25. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

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    Release dates vary from country to country. For example, The Handmaiden, which 93curr cites in his opening post, is not released in the UK until February 2017, whereas it was released in the US on October 2016. The Revenant, however, had a release date of January 2016 in the US and the UK according to imdb.
     

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