4 responses to “My Top Films of 2016

  1. Nice list Garrett. We’re in an agreement with many of these, as Silence, The Witch, La La Land, and Hail, Caesar! were amongst my favorites of 2016 as well. Admittedly while I thoroughly enjoyed The Lobster’s first half, I felt the second hour couldn’t maintain that excitement unfortunately.

    • Glad you agree for the most part! After revisiting it again recently, I’ll admit that the first half of The Lobster is better. I have my reservations about the final scene, but I loved the rest of it enough to put it here anyway.

  2. Great list! I’m still shocked that The Lobster didn’t win best original screenplay at the Oscars. Although I didn’t care for it, it deserved that win, right?

    • I guess it depends on who you ask, but it was definitely the most original screenplay in the competition. I can’t really argue with Manchester by the Sea winning though. It’s just a different kind of film. The power of Manchester is in the subtlety and nuances. The Lobster is dark and depressing in such an over-the-top way that it becomes absurdly hilarious. Who knows which is better, I think the Academy doesn’t usually care for things that are dark and depressing.

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