My Year in Movies

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

First, my favorite movies of 2016. OK, so I saw maybe 15 movies actually released this year. Details, details…


1. The Lost City of Z
2. La La Land
3. The Nice Guys
4. Hail, Caesar!
5. Cafe Society
6. Love & Friendship
7. 13 Hours
8. Zoolander 2
9. Manchester by the Sea
10. The Magnificent 7

A list of everything I watched, which doesn’t include TV series but probably should. Not nearly enough old or foreign movies this year, so I’ll have to make up for that in 2017.

Chimes at Midnight
The Revenant
Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Hail, Caesar!
The Night of Shooting Stars
Fresh Dressed
Zoolander 2
Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado
God Help the Girl
Bone Tomahawk
Thieves Like Us
Catch Me If You Can
Hannibal Buress: Animal Furnace
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Born to Be Blue
The First Monday in May
Hannibal Takes Edinburgh
Jimmy Carr: Funny Business
Law and Order
Gary Gulman: It’s About Time
The Nice Guys
Straight Outta Compton
Fallen Idol
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Gary Gulman: In this Economy?
The Pearls of the Crown
Bo Burnham: Make Happy
The Impossible Voyage
The Mask of Fu Manchu
The Indian Tomb
That Man From Rio
The Neon Demon
Café Society
The Winding Stream
Real Life
Harry & Tonto
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Magnificent Seven
Manchester by the Sea
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Amanda Knox
Love & Friendship
Yourself and Yours
The Lost City of Z
Get On Up
Love & Mercy
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Steve Jobs
Hell or High Water
The Witch
La La Land
De Palma

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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7 Responses to My Year in Movies

  1. JV says:

    Two things: my resolution for 2017 is to make lists of movies/TV I watch and music I listen to, because I can’t remember shit anymore. (Side note, have you ever checked out Steven Soderberg’s lists? Good stuff. )And, where did you see Lost City of Z? Been looking forward to that one, I loved the book.

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    • I track my movies on Letterboxd and my books on goodreads. Haven’t found a similar site for music, although I’m sure one exists.

      I saw Z at the New York Film Festival. Not sure why it’s not being released until spring of next year. James Gray’s movies are marketed poorly.


  2. jjbees says:

    This might be asking too much, but perhaps two or three sentences for each of your top ten- a quick summary and why you liked it. For example, I wouldn’t be interested in a rom-com midnight in paris type film, of which there appear to be a couple in your top 10, but I will definitely make time to watch Manchester by the Sea.


  3. Tarrou says:

    A comment on one of your films listed, Sicario.

    Rarely have I been so simultaneously engrossed in and annoyed by a film. The cinematographer should be beaten with sticks. The sound engineer should be shot. The main character is terrible, unrealistic and unlikable. I give it a 9. I can’t think of another film this technically flawed that I liked more.

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