2016 in Review

  1. Rogue One, A, another great chapter of Star Wars
  2. Zootopia, A, great neo-noir story, characters, and setup
  3. Hidden Figures, A, a lot of ingredients come together for a fun movie
  4. Manchester by the Sea, A-, slow moving but well made character study
  5. Moana, A-, simple plot, but well made and entertaining
  6. The Jungle Book, A-, surprisingly good as an action movie
  7. Finding Dory, A-, good story and characters, over the top action
  8. Arrival, B+, good alien contact movie with some twists
  9. Dr. Strange, B+, a new kind of Marvel hero, but somehow the same
  10. Captain America: Civil War, B+, good movie, but getting a little tired
  11. Hell or High Water, B+, slow and simple, but some very good acting
  12. The BFG, B+, well-made children's fantasy
  13. Central Intelligence, B+, fun buddy comedy wth Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
  14. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, B+, goofy, but mostly funny takeoff of pop stardom
  15. La La Land, B, good story and romance, but a little amateur
  16. Star Trek Beyond, B, good, but starting to feel like a series
  17. Pete's Dragon, B, predicatable but very nice piece of fluff
  18. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, B, fun action movie still feels like a partial story
  19. Hail, Caesar!, B, interesting, silly period piece about Hollywood
  20. The Nice Guys, B, funny, entertaining, 70s detective movie
  21. 10 Cloverfield Lane, B, suspenseful and keeps you guessing
  22. Deadpool, B, grittier, but familiar Marvel movie
  23. Nocturnal Animals, B-, some very good performance but not my thing
  24. The Accountant, B-, flawed movie is still fun to watch
  25. Fences, C+, great performances, but a loathsome leading man
  26. Trolls, C, slow and kind of dark with fun music
  27. Sully, C, false drama inserted into amazing true story
  28. The Red Turtle, C, this is why I own so many Disney movies