Best movies I've seen this year
In no particular order...
- •ZootopiaAn original masterpiece Disney should be proud of — bits here for all ages and so topical
- •Eye in the SkyAnother thought-provoking film...this time making you question your government and the technology it uses. Well done to the director Gavin Hood, and one last chance for the always-fantastic Alan Rickman to shine (RIP)
- •Everybody Wants Some!!A Linklater film that I think flew under the radar is one of the best feel-good coming-of-age movies I've seen in a long time. A rockin' soundtrack too
- •DeadpoolI'm always up for a superhero flick regardless of how overdone the genre is becoming, but much like last year's Ant-Man, Deadpool isn't afraid to be itself and its brazen, bold and true depiction of the character is a winner.
- •Sing StreetWow. Went into this one with no expectations and it caught me off guard in the best way. Another great coming-of-age movie from 2016. Plus Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger from GoT) doesn't play a manipulative prick!
- •Too LateA 5-act indie shot on 35mm film, with each act filmed in a single ~22min take. The ambitious style lends itself to somewhat Tarantino-esque storytelling, and it really works for the story told here. John Hawkes delivers in the lead, but I think the film has a ton going for it and audiences are going to have a lot of fun putting this puzzle-piece plot together if they give it a chance.