Top Ten Movies of 2016
It would be nice to reflect on the year of movies and have a difficult time picking just ten films that were worth watching. It does happen, but not often and not this year. These are my top choices after watching most of the movies released throughout the year and way too many the past few months during awards consideration. These ten selections are the films that entertained and moved me the most in 2016. There are a few scares and laughs sprinkled into the mix with a unique sci-fi tale at the top spot. After watching so many films over the years the offerings that stand out are usually the ones that have something original or new to say. If there are films on this list you have not seen, then I hope you get the chance to check them out and you enjoy the experience.
Happy New Year. -Mark
1. Arrival – Smart take on the science-fiction/alien theme with stellar acting. Read the rest of this entry »
Had a great time at the Critic’s Choice Awards this past weekend in Santa Monica. The show always has the biggest and brightest stars in Hollywood in attendance and it’s very cool we are able to mingle and hang out with all of them. Needless to say, a night to remember. Here are the winners and some pictures to enjoy. The organization did a great job putting on the first and best show of awards season! Congrats to all the winners. Read the rest of this entry »
The biggest and most boring movie award program is upon us. You can experience the Oscars this Sunday, February 28. The main story this year is not the actors or the movies. The heat and hype is intense as the academy is under fire for not nominating any people of color among the acting nominees for the second year in a row. The academy claims to be aware of this trend and they are putting a plan together to create a more diverse group in the future. Read the rest of this entry »
Reflection. The end of the year provides an opportunity to look back at all the goodness that was, before looking ahead at what’s to come. I screened as many films as possible and these are the ten that delivered the most impact for me. Carving out the best ten movies can be a challenge some years. Read the rest of this entry »