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Directors (For Sama)
Lulu Wang (The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra (Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes (Diamantino)
Jia Zhang-ke (Ash is Purest White)

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2016 Films, By Grade

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Last Updated 11/23/2016

Favorites. Special. See Them.

20th Century Women (Mike Mills) Reviewish
(Denis Villeneuve) Review
Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Review 
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) Review
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra) Review 
Fences (Denzel Washington)
Fits, The 
(Anna Rose Holmer) Capsule 
Handmaiden, The (Park Chan Wook) 
Jackie (Pablo Larraín) Review
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) Capsule
Little Men (Ira Sachs) Review 
Lion (Garth Davis) Review
Lobster, The (Yorgos Lanthimos) Podcast 
Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Review
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) Review
Neruda (Pablo Larrain) Review 
Red Turtle, The (Michael Dudok de Wit) Review 
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi)
Sing Street (John Carney) Review
Witch, The (Robert Eggers)³ Nathaniel'sMichael's & Eric's Review 
Zootopia (Howard, Moore, Bush) Reviewish  

B+ / B
Also Special

Bigger Splash, A (Luca Guadagnino) Reviewish 
Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn) Review 
Disorder (Alice Winocour) Review 
Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig)
Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)  Con ReviewPro ReviewPodcast
ail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen)  Posterized Coen brothersInterview:Score 
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi)
The Light Between Oceans (Derek Cianfrance) Capsule 
Moana (Clements, Hall, Musker & Williams)
Morris From America (Chad Hartigan)
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras) Review
Other People (Chris Kelly)  InterviewReview
Phantom Boy (Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol) Review
Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair)

Worth Seeing / Recommended with Reservations

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg) Capsule
April & The Extraordinary World
 (Ekinci & Desmares) Review
Bang Gang: A Modern Love Story (Eva Husson) Review 
Café Society (Woody Allen) Review  
Captain America: Civil War² (Russo Brothers) Review
Clan, The 
(Pablo Trapero) Capsule
Club, The (Pablo Larrain) Capsule  
Conjuring 2, The (James Wan) Production Design 
Desde Allá / From Afar (Lorenzo Vigas) Review 
Dressmaker, The (Jocelyn Moorhouse)   
Family Fang, The (Jason Bateman) Review 
Finding Dory (Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane)  Review 
Florence Foster Jenkins (Steven Frears) Review
Ghostbusters (Paul Feig)  Review
Glassland (Gerard Barrett) Review 
Hell or High Water (David Mackenzie) 
Hello My Name is Doris (Michael Showalter) Review
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (Stephen Cone) 
Hidden Figures (Theodore Melfi) 
High-Rise (Ben Wheatley)  Review,  Podcast 
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) Review 
Loving (Jeff Nichols) Review
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight) Review
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Nicholas Stoller) Podcast 
Pete's Dragon (David Lowery) Review 
Shallows, The (Jaume Collet-Serra) Capsule
Spa Night (Andrew Ahn) Review
Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin)  Review 
Sully (Clint Eastwood) Review
Swiss Army Man (Daniels) Review 
Transpecos (Greg Kwader) Capsule 
Under the Shadow (Anvari) Review
War, A (Tobias Lindholm)  Pilou AsbaekInterview 

They have their moments. But make sure you're in the right mood...

Absolutely Fabulous (Mandie Fletcher)  Review
Allied (Robert Zemeckis) 
Boss, The (Ben Falcone) ReviewPosterized 
Bridget Jones's Baby (Sharon Maguire)
Bronze, The (Bryan Buckley) Capsule
Dark Horse (Louise Osmond) Capsule 
Demolition (Jean-Marc Vallée) Review, Interview 
Eagle Huntress, The (Otto Bell)
How to Be Single (Christian Ditter) Capsule
Jungle Book, The (Jon Favreau) Capsule
Last Days in the Desert (Rodrigo Garcia) Capsule 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Tim Burton) 
A Monster Calls (JA Bayona) Capsule 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Burr Steers) Review 
Sand Storm (Elite Zexler) ReviewInterview
Sunset Song (Terence Davies) Interview
Viva (Paddy Breathnach) 
Wave, The (Roar Uthaug) Review, Interview 


Bleed For This (Ben Younger)
Deadpool (Tim Miller)  Reviewish 
Eddie the Eagle (Dexter Fletcher) Review 
Keanu (Peter Atencio) 
Legend of Tarzan, The (David Yates) Review 
Live By Night (Ben Affleck) 
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Jake Szymanski) Review  
Rules Don't Apply (Warren Beatty)
Tickled (David Farrier & Dylan Reeve)  

Nah, no thanks. But sometimes 'bad movies we love'

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee) Reviewish
The Founder (John Lee Hancock) 
Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas) Review
The Huntsman: Winter's War (Cedric Nicolas-Troyan) Review
Midnight Special
 (Jeff Nichols) Amir's Review, Second Opinion (Spoiler)
Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle) Review  
Neon Demon, The (Nicolas Winding Refn) Review 
Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) Review  
Warcraft (Duncan Jones) PosterizedSix Questions
X-Men Apocalypse (Bryan Singer) ReviewPodcast

Oh god. Make it stop. Awful

Batman v Superman (Zach Snyder) Review
(Jonas Cuaron) Review 
Genius (Michael Grandage) ReviewCapsule
I Saw The Light (Marc Abraham) Review 
Suicide Squad (David Ayer) Review, Worst of Year

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