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  • Top 25 of 2016: 19) Hacksaw Ridge 1

    Top 25 of 2016: 19) Hacksaw Ridge

    HACKSAW RIDGE REVIEWED “Hacksaw Ridge” is a complicated film. Many have complained of Andrew Garfield playing his role a little too wide-eyed. I find that to be a misread. The film plays like a Jimmy Stewart movie splattered with realism. Through looks back into his past, working with his...
  • Top 25 of 2016: 20) Kubo and The Two Strings 3

    Top 25 of 2016: 20) Kubo and The Two Strings

    KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS REVIEWED “Kubo and the Two Strings” is dark, yet light. A complex fairy tale about personal origins told against broad mythology. As Kubo begins his quest, he feels like a mix between Greek mythical heroes and those belonging to the East. His quest begins...
  • Top 25 of 2016: 21) Little Sister 5

    Top 25 of 2016: 21) Little Sister

    LITTLE SISTER REVIEWED “Little Sister” is carried by Addison Timlin’s star-making performance. But, these aren’t the kinds of movies that produce stars unless the Weinsteins put their stamp on it. What these films do is offer up an offbeat take on the familiar. Wisely designed to capitalize on the...
  • Top 25 of 2016: 22) The Nice Guys 7

    Top 25 of 2016: 22) The Nice Guys

    THE NICE GUYS REVIEWED “The Nice Guys” is why I love Shane Black. A cult movie nerd liking Shane Black is a dime a dozen anymore, but Black knows how to build movies. While many parts of this grand mystery are familiar to Black fans, there’s something about the...
  • Top 25 of 2016: 23) Paterson 9

    Top 25 of 2016: 23) Paterson

    PATERSON REVIEWED “Paterson” allows an actor like Adam Driver to blossom. Too often, younger actors dive into the expansive roles which leave so many drowning. Jim Jarmusch treasure finding the beauty of the mundane. As Jarmusch’s camera follows the bus driving Driver through Paterson, we get to see Driver...
  • Top 25 of 2016: 24) Captain Fantastic 11

    Top 25 of 2016: 24) Captain Fantastic

    CAPTAIN FANTASTIC REVIEWED “Captain Fantastic” spoke to the idea of the 2016 idealistic bubble without directly addressing it. Focusing on a hippie dad trying to do right by his kids, he slowly finds out that his off-the-grid children can’t adapt to modern society. The in-laws and grandparents fight to...
  • Top 25 of 2016: 25) Christine 13

    Top 25 of 2016: 25) Christine

    CHRISTINE REVIEWED “Christine” focuses on one of the most obscure and interesting media cases that I’ve ever obsessed over. Christine Chubbuck was what one would call an old maid back in the mid 1970s. But, why did this case matter? Shortly after Christine Chubbuck killed herself on camera, Paddy...

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