2016 was a rough year all around, but we don’t need to reiterate all the terrible things that happened throughout the year here. I’m here to disprove a notion that 2016 was a bad year for movies. I was under the same impression before I started compiling this list, and I have to say, it was really tough to narrow these choices down to ten. Sure, there may or may not have been that true, year-defining classic that will be talked about 20 years down the line the same way we look at a Pulp Fiction, a Saving Private Ryan, or even a Mad Max: Fury Road, but what we did get was a great level of consistently great movies throughout the entire year. Well, except for the summer blockbuster season. Most of those were pretty terrible.
Oscar season is upon us, and you know what that means! It means that the Academy will inevitably fuck everything up by awarding the most pandering, transparent, saccharine and syrupy Oscarbait instead of the real movies that show some originality and cause us to question our beliefs. The examples are everywhere, and for every time[…]
Man, 2015 was an EPIC year for movies. Probably the best consistently good year for movies since the 90s. Whether your cinematic tastes are more pensive and thoughtful cinema, or blow-you-through-the-back-wall blockbuster extravaganzas, there was something for everyone to not only enjoy, but love at the multiplex this year. Here’s my personal Top 10 films[…]