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The Films of 2016 in 100 Words or Less: Part VI

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“Nobody gets away with what you did.” (Source)

And, to cap off this series (for the time being) the cream of the crop. Which in this year isn’t saying quite as much as in other years, but still.

These are all **** films, and all films I heartily recommend to you.

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The Films of 2016, in 100 Words or Less: Part V

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All hail practical effects. (Source)

Here’s the rest of the ***½ films, including some of the most acclaimed of the year. Behold my takes:

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The Films of 2016, in 100 Words or Less: Part IV

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$80 well spent. (Not by me, by Harry.) (Source)

And now, for the films I gave ***½ to. Half of them, anyway.

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The Films of 2016, in 100 Words or Less Each: Part III

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“B, U, DOUBLE L, S, H, I, T, NEW WORD! A, R, T, I, S, T!”

Continuing my reviews of the films I gave *** to.

And where better to begin than…

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The Films of 2016, in 100 Words or Less Each: Part II

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One of the most effective posters of the year. Far more effective, in fact, than the film it promotes. (Source)

Continuing on from yesterday, today I move into the films I rated ***. Since there are so many of them, I’m breaking this list into two articles. The second will go up tomorrow.

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The Films of 2016, In 100 Words or Less Each: Part I

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An ugly, incoherent, joyless experience…but a pretty damn good poster. (Source)

I’m catching up on these reviews, dammit. And I’m gonna do it by giving myself some guidelines.

Each film must be summed up in 100 words or less. Good or bad, complex or straightforward, doesn’t matter a damn. (I’m excluding, of course, any films which I’ve already reviewed in full.)

I’m proceeding from worst to best. This list comprises all the films which I ranked **½ or lower. The next list will be all the films I ranked ***. Then, ***½. Finally, the **** films. And once I’ve closed the door on seeing new films for my film awards (which will probably be at the end of January), I’ll add in the reviews of any films I missed.

So let’s get down to it.

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SAG Award Nominations 2016

SAG Award nominations are here. And the overall picture becomes, for the most part, just a little bit clearer.

Best Actor:

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

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