2016 Hitchaboos

The best films of 2016 as determined by Trial by Films


 

 


Honorable Mentions:

Bleed For This – 9/10, Stars Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart bring the heat in this electric boxing drama from writer/director Ben Younger.

Midnight Special

The Childhood of a Leader – 9/10 – Viewers will leave The Childhood of a Leader with an immediate appreciate for Brady Corbet’s directorial skill; but only after reflection will they grow the same level of recognition for his script and it’s multi-layered allegory.

The Red Turtle – 9/10 – For those that have the patience to contend with the absence of dialogue, you will be rewarded with a visual experience and an emotional story that you can ponder long after the film has ended.

Under The Shadow – 9/10 – Under the Shadow is a cutting social commentary of the injustices in modern Iran, packaged as an innocuous ghost story.  Deceptively simple, writer/director Babak Anvari executes his debut with uncanny skill, and finds a female lead in Narges Rashidi that is as astute onscreen as he is with his pen.


NOTES:
* AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF THE REVIEW, THE RED TURTLE HAS BEEN CATEGORIZED AS A 2016 HITCHABOO HONORABLE MENTION.  THIS HAS PUSHED THE INFILTRATOR OUT OF THE HONORABLE MENTIONS LIST.
* AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF THE REVIEW, THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER HAS BEEN CATEGORIZED AS A 2016 HITCHABOO HONORABLE MENTION.  THIS HAS PUSHED HACKSAW RIDGE OUT OF THE HONORABLE MENTIONS LIST.

 

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