Year in Review: The Top Ten Films of 2016

1) Hell or High Water

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Hell or High Water is a layered and textured film that harmonies deft cinematic craft, a fascinating primary thematic exploration and small incidental moments. Consequently, the movie feels authentic, humorous and sharp.

2) Knight of Cups

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Knight of Cups, is a wondrously reflective film that at once is about the soul’s attempt to ascend from its earthly bounds and at the same time, a meditation on the frustration of the creative process.

3) The Witch 

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Eggers has constructed an intrinsically quiet and introspective film that when watching it strikes one as intruding upon an exceptionally powerful and private prayer.

4) Arrival

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Arrival is a magnificently cerebral and emotionally moving triumph.

5) Hail Ceaser!

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Hail Caesar is concerned with making us believe in extraordinary things through the power of the cinema.

6) De Palma

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De Palma serves as an insightful documentary for advocating that a genre filmmaker can be an auteur.

7) The Neon Demon

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Nicolas Winding Refn’s poisoned penned letter to the modelling industry is a stirring and horrific fable that seamlessly blends Dario Argento’s vivid surrealism, Gothic horror and a captivating portrait of spurned innocence. 

8)The Nice Guys 

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The Nice Guys is an amusingly made picture with a subversive and witty screenplay. It also benefits from an outstandingly impish and physical comedic performance from Ryan Gosling.

9) Kontributsiya (The Contribution) 

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Kontributsiya (The Contribution) is a meticulous and sumptuous period piece, with scenes that are brimming with intensity and stirring dramatic weight.

10) The Jungle Book

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The Jungle Book has fundamentally cemented my view that contemporary cinema can still excite and makes us wonder.

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