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

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Scorsese’s passion project of 25 years…and his lowest-grossing film in 20. (Source)

Here it is, the final batch of 2016 reviews. Savor them, because I’m not sure when I’ll be putting up more.

The first 9 films are ***½. The final three are ****.

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

 

I decided to break the final batch of capsule reviews into two: this contains all the remaining films which I ranked *** or less; the final batch, which you’ll get in the next day or two, will contain all the ***½ and **** films. This list, however, does contain two Best Picture nominees and three films nominated in other categories.

Please also note that these reviews may contain spoilers for the films in question.

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My 6th Annual Film Awards: Open Voting

And now I want to hear what you have to say.

The polls below are based on my nominations, which are listed in more elaborate fashion here.

However, I know that my opinions are mine alone. Which is why you have the option to write in your choice for any given category. And do, please, vote in every category.

The polls will close at 11:59 PM Central Time on February 24, and the results will be announced the following day, along with my own final choices.

Happy voting!

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My 6th Annual Film Awards: The Nominations

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Vote on these awards here.

Best Picture:

  • Christine
  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Elle
  • Fences
  • The Handmaiden
  • Indignation
  • Jackie
  • The Lobster
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Weiner

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My Bottom 10 Films of 2016

First the good, and now the bad.

If I’ve let you down by not seeing enough bad films this year, I apologize. I’ll do better (or worse) next time.

But let me tell you, even if there was no film this year which approached the exquisite shittiness of Dancin’ – It’s On!, there was plenty to grouse about.

The films will be listed in alphabetical order.

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My Top 10 Films of 2016

Well, it’s time to start closing the book on 2016 (except for my awards, of course), which means it’s time to anoint my top 10 films of the year!

I’m doing the list a little differently this time. I’m not just slapping down my top 10 ranked films in order and calling it good. Instead, I’m giving you my 10 favorite (or most-admired, or most-cherished, or whatever you like) films, in alphabetical order, and then 10 more from across my top 25 ranked films, also in alphabetical order, to give you an idea not just of what was the best, but what I liked the most.

Also note that this list is not necessarily predictive of my Best Picture lineup, or of any of my awards categories. It should be taken as a reflection purely of taste.

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