Benjamin Maio Mackay
2016 in Cinema: The Year in Review
2016 has seen the release of many majorly anticipated films and some great Indie Gems, so after seeing 111 films this year here are the Top 10 and the bottom 10 films!
10. Batman Vs Superman
This confusing movie initially seemed OKAY to me, but on further reflection its true atrocities came to light.
9. War Dogs
A boring, underplayed Jonah Hill film that the world really didn’t need.
8. Secret Life of Pets
Truly disastrous kid’s film proves how great Pixar is.
7. Batman: The Killing Joke
Highly anticipated adaptation of the comic book added unnecessary plot lines that just annoyed critics and audiences alike.
6. Suicide Squad
DC’s third entry on the worst list proves that they need a rest from the cinematic world.
5. Star Trek Beyond
Tedious, boring Stark Trek film failed to ignite.
4. Independence Day: Resurgence
3. The Boss
Melissa McCarthy’s worst film yet.
Another terrible video game film.
1. The Divergent Series: Allegiant
A major sci-fi flop that actually had its final film cancelled.
10. Cafe Society
Great performances and beautifully crafted by Woody Allen.
9. The H8ful Eight
A stunning Tarantino film jam-packed with amazing performances.
It was easy to see why Brie Larson took home the Oscar for her incredibly emotional performance.
A chilling look at this true story.
6. La La Land
This movie is the most “fun” on this list, but at times it is a touching, moving and heart-breaking film. The world needs more musicals like this!
5.Everybody Wants Some
Richard Linklater has created the genre “Southern Americans do nothing” and is masterful at creating films for it. Everything about this was perfect.
4. Sing Street
John Carney’s first major success since Once is a triumph!
3. High Rise
A beautiful film that has some important, yet scary real-world messages.
2. Neon Demon
This scary, powerful and beautiful indie horror film is one of the best films of the year. It offers a scary insight into the modeling world.
1. Nocturnal Animals
A sublime piece of artwork that is phenomenal in every way!
Article by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Thanks to Palace Nova Cinemas, Sony Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Madman Films, Universal Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow films and Walt Disney Entertainment for screenings over the past year.