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. Pete's Dragon, B, predicatable but very nice piece of fluff
  17. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, B, fun action movie still feels like a partial story
  18. Hail, Caesar!, B, interesting, silly period piece about Hollywood
  19. The Nice Guys, B, funny, entertaining, 70s detective movie
  20. 10 Cloverfield Lane, B, suspenseful and keeps you guessing
  21. Deadpool, B, grittier, but familiar Marvel movie
  22. Nocturnal Animals, B-, some very good performance but not my thing
  23. The Accountant, B-, flawed movie is still fun to watch
  24. Fences, C+, great performances, but a loathsome leading man
  25. Trolls, C, slow and kind of dark with fun music
  26. Sully, C, false drama inserted into amazing true story
  27. The Red Turtle, C, this is why I own so many Disney movies