Tuesday
Jan102017

Mitch's Top 10 Films of 2016

I feel like that I've been to less movies this year then in years past but that this year definitely harvested a very decent crop.  As always I have missed a few that I shouldn't have but that's just the way it is.  As for the Top 10 Films of 2016, this is just the way that it is.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

Mitch's Top Films From 2016 (Ranked #20-11)

 

May be the lightest film going years since I've started the site.  I've seen about 65 theatrically released films in 2016 and as always I have a 'best of' list.  Here are Top Films of 2016 ranked 20-11.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

Silence- New Release

At this screening I noticed a handful of people walking out before it was well over.  Most of the time that is an example of a poorly made film, but not always.  Martin Scorsese’s latest, “Silence”, is an example of the latter.

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Tuesday
Jan032017

Lion- New Release

“Lion” has heart but a rocky path about it.

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Tuesday
Jan032017

Fences- New Release

Denzel pisses me off sometimes with complete payday schlubs like “The Magnificent Seven”, but Denzel’s acting prowess is in the top 1% of every actor in the world and when he chooses to showcase that, well, you better buy a ticket. 

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Monday
Jan022017

Hunt for the Wilderpeople- New Release

...a wonderfully weird, wonderfully feel-goody film that shows the wonderful pleasure of incomplete people coming together for completion.  

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Monday
Jan022017

Sing Street- New Release

...heart abounds in this musically gifted coming of age story and deserves it’s tune to be heard.

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Monday
Jan022017

Don't Think Twice- New Release

...ultimately a mild hit for my heart; laughed with, not at, and appreciated.

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Wednesday
Dec282016

Too Late- New Release

I hope you’re walk into “Too Late” with an empty stomach, because you’re about about to be served a whopping film buffet of awesome.  

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Thursday
Dec222016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story- New Release

A story that deepens and enriches the Star Wars lore and mythology but so much more importantly, this is a story that holds up on its own.  

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Thursday
Dec222016

Nocturnal Animals- New Release

...carries the feeling of getting lost in a good book where the dialogue jumps off the page, and that page gets closer to your face with each turn.

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Thursday
Dec222016

The Wailing- New Release

“The Wailing (Goksung)” is a daft mixture of Coen brothers dark inept humor, eye scorching gore, and a mystery worth chasing after.

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Thursday
Dec222016

La La Land- New Release

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling pair up for the third time and better than ever. The two’s natural chemistry is unparalleled in young Hollywood, and they don’t disappoint here.

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Sunday
Dec182016

Manchester by the Sea- New Release

Lonergan’s brilliantly unfolding script and Affleck’s sadness helps to traverse an incredibly deep and profound story.

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Sunday
Dec182016

Moonlight- New Release

Tender and somber among many things, Barry Jenkins “Moonlight” is hard to quantify but easy to qualify as one of 2016’s best films.

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Sunday
Dec182016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them- New Release

I found it rather charming.  While the spell isn’t cast as deep with this rendition, Beasts has me under enough to keep looking where to find them.

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Thursday
Dec152016

Bad Santa 2- New Release

...it has often been on my wish list for a “Bad Santa” sequel.  Problem was, I forgot to also ask that it would be worth it.

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Thursday
Dec152016

Arrival- New Release

...how cathartic it is for a story to come along that shows immense benefits reaped from such a noble endeavor that is communication.

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Thursday
Dec152016

Hacksaw Ridge- New Release

The story of Desmond Doss at Hacksaw Ridge is a powerful one, the story told by Gibson is a somewhat powerful story.

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Doctor Strange- New Release

“Doctor Strange” is as weird as the formula would allow, and that is high praise.

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