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The Most Underrated Films of 2016

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I’ve used the other poster a bunch of times, time to give this one a chance.

Even more than taking down overrated films, I relish the ability to promote underrated ones. So many fine films languish unseen, and for so many reasons. And I consider it my responsibility as a cinephile to bring as many of these films to the light as I can.

In truth, 2016 was not as rich a year for underrated films as the past few, but there are still certainly enough to put together a respectable list, which I present to you without further ado.

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My Six-Month Film Awards: 2016

The Lobster poster

“Why a lobster?” “Because lobsters live for over 100 years, are blue-blooded like aristocrats, and they stay fertile all of their lives.”

Picture:

  1. The Lobster
  2. Weiner
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Zootopia
  6. Swiss Army Man
  7. Tale of Tales
  8. The Invitation
  9. Lamb
  10. Elvis & Nixon

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LAMB Review – ***½

Lamb poster

“They’ll understand…because it’s love.” (Source)

It’s not always clear whether Lamb really is a tale of a Love Too Pure For This World, or whether its protagonists merely think they’re acting one out, but that’s all part of its troubling fascination. It’s a film where the context and given circumstances are everything; scenes which would otherwise be charming and tender are instead incredibly tense, knowing what we know.

It’s the first film I’ve seen which I’m counting towards 2016, and it starts the year off fairly well. It’s definitely not for all tastes; my screening had three total attendees, including me–and the other two walked out before the film was finished. It’s no wonder that Lamb has made less than $15,000 to date. But, for all its faults, I found it to be very moving indeed.

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