My Top Ten Films of 2016

So the Oscars were two nights ago and I want to congratulate La La Land Moonlight on winning Best Picture. I’ve heard nothing but good things and can’t wait to see it. That said, given that I have not seen it or many of the other Oscar Nominees from last year, my own Top Ten list looks quite different.

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The Force is Strong with Rogue One

As much as I enjoyed the acting and directing of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, I couldn’t help but walk out of that movie feeling let down. For all its pep and nostalgia, it had little vision and all the creativity one would expect from a board room at Disney. Rogue One could not be more thematically different: it’s dark, stark, and feels refreshingly new.

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Ranking the Exorcist (Movie) Series

A couple of years back, I ranked the original Halloween series (before the era of Rob Zombie and reboots). This year, it’s time to turn to a different and (blessedly) shorter horror franchise: The Exorcist. Keep in mind, I’m only talking about movies here. Those looking for an in-depth analysis of The Exorcist and Legion will have to wait for another day.  Like last time, let’s start with the best and work down.

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