C. Redmond's Top Films of 2016

By Christopher Redmond

Mailed on December 30, 2016

Dear Readers,

It all comes down to this! Over the past 12 months, I do my best to see as many new releases as possible, with special emphasis on the ones with a chance at standing out. For 2016, that meant watching well over 100 films that were new to the North American market. Below are the movies I thought were the best, the worst, the ones worth seeing, and those that didn’t cut the mustard. A reminder these are personal picks and not representative of Dear Cast & Crew as a whole. I look forward to going to bat for my #1 pick in the next week or so.

Let’s get judgey!

Top 10 Films of 2016
1. Swiss Army Man
2. The Witch
3. The Lobster
4. La La Land
5. Green Room
6. American Honey
7. Edge of Seventeen
8. The Handmaiden
9. Moonlight
10. The Brothers Grimsby

Better Than They Needed to Be

Inexplicably Underseen
Sing Street
Miss Sloan
Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping

Overrated Everywhere Else
Operation Avalanche
Manchester By the Sea

Unapologetically Awesome
Don’t Breathe
London Has Fallen

Didn’t Disappoint
Captain America: Civil War
The Birth of a Nation

Extra Special Indies
The Invitation
Born to be Blue

Fantastic Foreign Fare
The Wave
Son of Saul

Wasted Potential
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Suicide Squad

Avoid At All Costs
Money Monster
Neighbors 2
Independence Day: Resurgence

This Year I Finally Saw (and Loved)
Miracle (2004)
The Canadian Conspiracy (1985)
Lenny (1974)



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