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Top Films of 2016
January 2, 2017

I have stepped into a movie theatre over 200 times in 2016. I have seen all types of movies and I proudly present my favourites of 2016. The list will start off with the 10 Best Films of 2016, in alphabetical order and then I will present my favourite movie of the year.

Top Films of 2016

The Edge of Seventeen

This movie deserves to be in the conversation with the Hughes era. Rarely does a film deal so effectively with teen angst.

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From Paul Verhoeven comes this film that deals with a woman in the aftermath of being physically assaulted. Isabelle Huppert may not have been well known to North American audiences but that is about to change.

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Denzel Washington directs this stage to screen project about a family in the 1950’s. Viola Davis gives the performance of her career.

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The Green Room

Jeremy Saulnier’s movie about a punk rock band fighting for their lives creates a level of terror that I haven’t felt in a long time.

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The Jungle Book

This movie came out in the first half of the year but I cant forget how amazing Jon Favreas telling of this Kipling classic was.

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La La Land

Damien Chazelle will light up your senses with this musical. He has created a beautiful movie that definitely stands out from the rest.

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With similarities to Slumdog Millionaire this film, based on a true story, was one of the most powerful films of the year.

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Miss Sloane

Jessica Chastain’s turn as a lobbyist was one of the best performances of the year.

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Nocturnal Animals

There really should be more discussion about this amazing film. Tom Ford is an extremely talented director and this movie will stay with you.

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Toni Erdmann

This German film has been wowing audiences and I will join that list. It is one of the most original looks at father daughter relationships we have ever seen.

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Barry Jenkins has created a vision that needs to be seen. With a $5 million budget and a 25 day shoot he showed that you don’t need a $100 million to make a movie that will be remembered for years to come.


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