Best and Worst - 2016

Here I list my admiration and hatred for the films that came out in 2016. Enjoy, agree, disagree. Just keep in mind that my perspective on cinema remains one that demands good writing above all else. The story is it. Period. 

 

Best Films:

1) Nocturnal Animals

2) Manchester by the Sea

3) Hell or High Water

4) Captain Fantastic

5) Swiss Army Man

6) The Witch

7) Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

8) The Jungle Book

9) Moonlight

10) Hush

 Worst Films: 

1) Birth of a Nation

2) Sausage Party

3) Doctor Strange

4) Suicice Squad

5) Lights Out

6) The Forest

7) The Neon Demon

8) Deadpool

9) Batman VS Superman

10) The Bronze

Best Leading Performances:

1) Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

2) Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

3) Kate Siegel (Hush)

Best Supporting Performances:

1) Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

2) Ralph Ineson (The Witch)

3) Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

4) Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

5) Daniel Radcliffe (Swiss Army Man)

6) Alicia Vikander (The Light Between Oceans)

7) Ryan Gosling (The Nice Guys)

Best Screenplay:

1) Nocturnal Animals

2) Manchester by the Sea

3) The Witch

4) Hell or High Water

5) Triple Nine

Best Cinematography:

1) The Witch

2) Nocturnal Animals

3) Arrival

4) The Neon Demon

Best Editing:

1) Nocturnal Animals

2) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

3) Moonlight

Most overrated film:

Deadpool

Most underrated film:

Hush