The 2016 Gotham Award nominations have been announced, and while Manchester By The Sea came out on top with four nominations, films like Moonlight and Jackie managed to score some key mentions as well.
It feels like at this time every year, everyone is always discussing how disappointing it’s been for film, though this year is the first time it really feels like it.
That’s not to say there hasn’t been any good movies. On the contrary, the high points this year have been exceptionally high. But I’ve seen a lot that’s ranged from just ‘ok’ to flat out awful. Despite a really interesting premise, Lights Out proved to be extremely disappointing, while I’m still not sure we needed to wait all this time for Finding Dory when we had something as special as Zootopia. I did enjoy Deadpool, though it wasn’t a film I walked out of the theater loving. Though I prefer it a thousand times over whatever Batman Vs Superman or Suicide Squad were going for, and The Neon Demon challenges those films for the title of Worst Movie of the Year.
Still, this was the same year that brought us gifts like The Witch, Love & Friendship and The Meddler, so I suppose I can’t be too mad.
So, let’s get to it. My favorite films of the year (so far).