2016 IN REVIEW

Halfway through the year, I posted my top ten films I’ve seen since January, I have tonight watched my 100th film from 2016 and so here are my star reviews for all of them. I will do a 2016 top ten at the end of the year as per usual:

I, Daniel Blake (2016) Ken Loach ★★★★★
Under the Shadow (2016) Babak Anvari ★★★★★
Arrival (2016) Denis Villeneuve ★★★★½
Blood Father (2016) Jean-François Richet ★★★★½
Don’t Breathe (2016) Fede Alvarez ★★★★½
Fire at Sea (2016) Gianfranco Rosi ★★★★½
The Handmaiden (2016) Park Chan-wook ★★★★½
Hell or High Water (2016) David Mackenzie ★★★★½
Hotel Coolgardie (2016) Pete Gleeson ★★★★½
La La Land (2016) Damien Chazelle ★★★★½
Loving (2016) Jeff Nichols ★★★★½
Nocturnal Animals (2016) Tom Ford ★★★★½
One Thousand Ropes (2016) Tusi Tamasese ★★★★½
Paterson (2016) Jim Jarmusch ★★★★½
Rules Don’t Apply (2016) Warren Beatty ★★★★½
The Salesman (2016) Asghar Farhadi ★★★★½
Sausage Party (2016) Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon ★★★★½
Toni Erdmann (2016) Maren Ade ★★★★½
A United Kingdom (2016) Amma Asante ★★★★½
Allied (2016) Robert Zemeckis ★★★★
Captain Fantastic (2016) Matt Ross ★★★★
Certain Women (2016) Kelly Reichardt ★★★★
The Coming War on China (2016) John Pilger ★★★★
The Country Doctor (2016) Thomas Lilti ★★★★
The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Kelly Fremon Craig ★★★★
Fences (2016) Denzel Washington ★★★★
The 5th Eye (2016) Abi King-Jones and Errol Wright ★★★★
Hidden Figures (2016) Theodore Melfi ★★★★
The Hurt Business (2016) Vlad Yudin ★★★★
Jackie (2016) Pablo Larraín ★★★★
Jason Bourne (2016) Paul Greengrass ★★★★
Little Men (2016) Ira Sachs ★★★★
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World (2016) Werner Herzog ★★★★
The Neon Demon (2016) Nicolas Winding Refn ★★★★
Our Kind of Traitor (2016) Susanna White ★★★★
Personal Shopper (2016) Olivier Assayas ★★★★
Pete’s Dragon (2016) David Lowery ★★★★
The Rehearsal (2016) Alison Maclean ★★★★
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Gareth Edwards ★★★★
Swiss Army Man (2016) Daniels ★★★★
The Unknown Girl (2016) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne ★★★★
Your Name (2016) Makoto Shinkai ★★★★
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Mandie Fletcher ★★★½
After the Storm (2016) Hirokazu Kore-eda ★★★½
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (2016) Ron Howard ★★★½
Deepwater Horizon (2016) Peter Berg ★★★½
Doctor Strange (2016) Scott Derrickson ★★★½
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) David Yates ★★★½
Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Mel Gibson ★★★½
Moana (2016) Ron Clements and John Musker ★★★½
Moonlight (2016) Barry Jenkins ★★★½
The Olive Tree (2016) Icíar Bollaín ★★★½
Operation Avalanche (2016) Matt Johnson ★★★½
The Red Turtle (2016) Michael Dudok de Wit ★★★½
Silence (2016) Martin Scorsese ★★★½
Sing (2016) Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet ★★★½
Split (2016) M. Night Shyamalan ★★★½
The Young Offenders (2016) Peter Foott ★★★½
Adult Life Skills (2016) Rachel Tunnard ★★★
Blair Witch (2016) Adam Wingard ★★★
Dancer (2016) Steven Cantor ★★★
The Eagle Huntress (2016) Otto Bell ★★★
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Richard Linklater ★★★
Gold (2016) Stephen Gaghan ★★★
Goodbye Berlin (2016) Fatih Akin ★★★
The Great Wall (2016) Zhang Yimou ★★★
Live By Night (2016) Ben Affleck ★★★
The Magnificent Seven (2016) Antoine Fuqua ★★★
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer (2016) Joseph Cedar ★★★
Patriots Day (2016) Peter Berg ★★★
Storks (2016) Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland ★★★
Trolls (2016) Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell ★★★
War on Everyone (2016) John Michael McDonagh ★★★
Assassin’s Creed (2016) Justin Kurzel ★★½
Ballerina (2016) Eric Summer and Éric Warin ★★½
Endless Poetry (2016) Alejandro Jodorowsky ★★½
The First Monday in May (2016) Andrew Rossi ★★½
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Edward Zwick ★★½
Whisky Galore (2016) Gillies MacKinnon ★★½
The Accountant (2016) Gavin O’Connor ★★
Café Society (2016) Woody Allen ★★
The Founder (2016) John Lee Hancock ★★
Free State of Jones (2016) Gary Ross ★★
The Girl on the Train (2016) Tate Taylor ★★
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Mike Flanagan ★★
The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Yarrow Chaney and Chris Renaud ★★
Sully (2016) Clint Eastwood ★★
This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) Simon Aboud ★★
This Giant Papier Mache Boulder is Actually Really Heavy (2016) Christian Nicolson ★★
Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) Anna Foerster ★★
Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016) Sharon Maguire ★½
Chasing Great (2016) Justin Pemberton and Michelle Walshe ★½
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016) Greg Mottola ★½
Le correspondant (2016) Jean-Michel Ben Soussan ★½
The Light Between Oceans (2016) Derek Cianfrance ★½
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton ★½
Collateral Beauty (2016) David Frankel ★
Golden Years (2016) John Miller ★
Inferno (2016) Ron Howard ★
Office Christmas Party (2016) Josh Gordon and Will Speck ★

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