2016 Reviews

Best Film of the Year: Kubo and the Two Strings

 

Best Animated Feature: Kubo and the Two Strings (Runner-Up: Zootopia)
Best Actor: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea (Runner-Up: Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool)
Best Actress: Natalie Portman – Jackie (Runner-Up: Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures)
Best Supporting Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal – Nocturnal Animals (Runner-Up: John Goodman – 10 Cloverfield Lane)
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea (Runner-Up: Annette Bening – 20th Century Women)
Best Director: Travis Knight – Kubo and the Two Strings (Runner-Up: Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals)
Best Original Screenplay: Kubo and the Two Strings (Runner-Up: The Lobster)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Nocturnal Animals (Runner-Up: Arrival)
Best Score: Jackie (Runner-Up: Nocturnal Animals)
Best Song: “Heathens” – Suicide Squad (Runner-Up: “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls and “Faith” – Sing)
Best Editing: Nocturnal Animals (Runner-Up: Arrival)
Best Cinematography: Nocturnal Animals (Runner-Up: Moonlight)
Best Production Design: Kubo and the Two Strings (Runner-Up: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Best Costume Design: Jackie (Runner-Up: La La Land)
Best Makeup: Deadpool (Runner-Up: X-Men: Apocalypse)
Best Sound: Arrival (Runner-Up: Kubo and the Two Strings)
Best Sound Effects: Arrival (Runner-Up: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Best Visual Effects: Kubo and the Two Strings (Runner-Up: Arrival)

Top Ten of 2016

  1. Kubo and the Two Strings
  2. Nocturnal Animals
  3. Jackie
  4. Arrival
  5. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  6. A Monster Calls
  7. Hidden Figures
  8. Zootopia
  9. The Lobster
  10. Moonlight

Honorable Mentions: 20th Century Women, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ghostbusters, Kung Fu Panda 3, La La Land, Manchester by the Sea, The Purge: Election Year, X-Men: Apocalypse

— # —

10 Cloverfield Lane (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
20th Century Women (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— A —

Allegiant (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Arrival (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Assassin’s Creed (* ½) (Short Review)

— B —

Bad Moms (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Boo! A Madea Halloween (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— C —

Captain America: Civil War (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— D —

Deadpool (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Dependent’s Day (***) (Full Review)
Doctor Strange (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— F —

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Finding Dory (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— G —

Ghostbusters (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— H —

Hidden Figures (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— I —

Independence Day: Resurgence (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— J —

Jackie (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Jason Bourne (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— K —

Kubo and the Two Strings (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— L —

La La Land (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Little Prince (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Lobster (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— M —

Manchester by the Sea (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Moana (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
A Monster Calls (****) (Short Review)
Moonlight (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— N —

Nocturnal Animals (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— P —

Passengers (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Purge: Election Year (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— R —

Rogue One (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Rules Don’t Apply (**) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— S —

Sausage Party (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
The Secret Life of Pets (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Sing (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Star Trek: Beyond (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)
Suicide Squad (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— T —

Tickled (***)
Trolls (** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— W —

Warcraft (***) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— X —

X-Men: Apocalypse (*** ½) (Full Review) (Short Review)

— Y —

You’re Killing Me (**) (Full Review)

— Z —

Zootopia (****) (Full Review) (Short Review)

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