Best Movies of 2016, Jan-June
- •1. Green RoomA perfect horror movie that is so visceral, it merits a second viewing to actually appreciate how layered it is.
- •2. The InvitationA horror movie that plays with audience expectations with a twist in the final shot that will be unmatched this year.
- •3. OJ: Made in AmericaTechnically, it had a one-week theatrical release. As if The People vs OJ Simpson wasn't already the best piece of television this year, along comes the best documentary of the decade.
- •4. GhostbustersFunny, some fun "boo!" moments, and the leads are all scene stealers at one point or another.
- •5. Finding DoryEven Pixar's lighter and simpler fare is still more of a human comedy and emotionally involving than most live action movies.
- •6. TickledOne of the most fascinating documentaries and the documentary Catfish could have been.
- •7. 10 Cloverfield LaneA tense, claustrophobic movie that has a final act you'll either love or hate. I'm in the former camp.
- •8. DeadpoolThis is a movie they may not hold up in years to come or even on second viewing, but my theatrical experience was a fun one and it's the only comic book adaptation this year that didn't disappoint.