It seems like Mid-Year Best Of reports are being published more and more nowadays, so I figured I ought jump in the game. After all, I’ve seen plenty of great movies in 2016, and I don’t want to keep it a secret.
All selections on this list were released theatrically in North America between January 1 and June 30, 2016.
10. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
A stroll through the New Zealand bush – who knows what we’ll find?!
9. The Shallows
I used to say that Blake Lively needs to focus on comedy. Turns out she’s pretty good at action, too.
8. Swiss Army Man
The buddy movie of the century!
7. X-Men: Apocalypse
Bryan Singer’s bringing sexy back to the superhero genre.
6. The Lobster
Oppression can’t conquer love, even though it keeps trying. At least we have cinema to convince us not to poke our eyes out.
5. 10 Cloverfield Lane
This is what we get for not taking John Goodman more seriously.
4. The Neon Demon
When Keanu Reeves is giving your most spirited performance, attention must be paid.
3. Midnight Special
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to have Adam Driver follow me around and try to figure out all the weird stuff in my life.
A rabbit and a fox walk into a film noir. Social allegory ensues.
1. The Witch
What an epic meltdown.
Have you seen any good movies this year? I DARE ya to tell me about them.