Movies I've Seen For The First Time This Year

  1. The Autopsy of Jane Doe
    As some one who still hopes to go to grad school for forensic anthropology, I was so into this film.
  2. Shelley
    A low key spooky film with absolutely gorgeous shots and lighting.
  3. O.J. Simpson: Made in America
    holy shit was this long but thorough
  4. Point Break (1991)
    Did not care for this one, but Keanu was cute
  5. Food Choices
    Lots of opinions that validate my plant-based lifestyle.
  6. Bronson
    Tom Hardy punching the shit out of everyone.
  7. The Girl on the Train
    I can't understand how this got such poor reviews. It was a decent adaptation of the book.
  8. Arrival
    Figured things out within the first ~20 minutes or so, but I liked it a lot.
  9. Fifty Shades Darker
    Wow, okay, I didn't think it was possible for a movie to be worse than Fifty Shades of Grey, but this one takes the cake. The drama from the books was barely present, and they pretty much blew through the plot points that were portrayed in the trailers as major aspects of the film. These particular scenes lasted a combined total of, maybe, 10 minutes? Christian and Ana are superbly melodramatic, and they fuck and sigh their way through all 118 minutes of the film. Boring.
  10. Nocturnal Animals
    Damn, Amy Adams was all over theaters in 2016. Seriously though, I legit felt like puking during the book scenes on the highway and the subsequent interactions with those three assholes. I did not enjoy that sense of dread in the pit of my stomach, but the movie was fantastic. Tom Ford knows how to craft a drama, and with beautiful aesthetics to boot.
  11. Bridget Jones's Baby
    This was actually stupid cute and funny.
  12. The Edge of Seventeen
    Hailee Steinfeld ❤ I hope teen movies will go more in this direction.
  13. Jackie
  14. Lion
    Damn fine story and acting. Dev Patel (so dreamy) for all the awards!
  15. Moana
    I grew up in Hawaii and Guam as a child. Though I am a non-native, I consider them home, and I hope filmmakers see the importance of indigenous stories (and create new ones).
  16. John Wick
  17. Chicken People
  18. Rain Man
  19. I Am Not A Serial Killer
  20. Passengers
  21. Batman: The Killing Joke
  22. Tabloid
  23. La La Land
    Uuuuuugh, I wanted to hate this film and I avoided it for a long time, but damnit I liked it. Not sure if it deserved all the awards and praise it got, because Hollywood patting itself on the back with stories ABOUT Hollywood are just so tired and overdone and bait-y. But it was a good film.