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Looking Back: Alex’s Top 10 Favorites Films of 2016 – In ‘La La’ Love

Alex's Top 10 - La La Land

“Without love, what reason is there for anything?” What a year. Admittedly, it’s always a challenge for me to put together a Top 10 list, just because there’s never enough time to watch (and rewatch) everything. That said, I fell head-over-heels in love with a number of movies in 2016 and it was easy to put them on this list. I learned so much from my Favorite Films of 2016. Paterson taught me to love poetry (and write some of my own). La La Land reminded me that dancing is the key to life, and jazz is awesome. Captain Fantastic taught me to always seek the truth. Pete’s Dragon reminded me that sometimes we must believe in magic. I’m invigorated by how much movies often affect me, and the more emotional I get, the more I love them. ›››

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Looking Back: Jeremy Picks the 10 Best Soundtracks/Scores of 2016

10 Best Soundtracks / Scores of 2016

More often than not a good soundtrack in a movie can be just as captivating as the visuals in which it accompanies. We live within the world of that film as we experience watching it, but a good soundtrack – composed score or curated list of songs – can allow us to reengage with the film on a purely auditory level sometimes even offering up an entirely new perspective. It’s why this list is always such a joy to put together at the end of any year (review my previous soundtrack picks for the Best of 2014 and Best of 2013). Listed below are my Top 10 Soundtracks/Scores of 2016, and, as always, it’s a fun list to put together. These are the scores and song lists I will surely be listening to in the coming months, the soundtracks that are every bit as memorable as the films themselves. (You can also find my Top 10 Films of 2016 here.) Enjoy! ›››

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Looking Back: Jeremy Kirk’s Picks for the Top 10 Best Films of 2016

Jeremy's Top 10 of 2016

It was another stellar year at the cinema, and don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise. While some are crying shouts that the cinema is dead the art form is doing all it can to prove otherwise, and it’s easy to see how the industry is doing. Below are my Top 10 Films of 2016, but it could just have easily have been 10 completely different movies on this list. The impressive list of honorable mentions (found at the end) should give some credence to that. These are the 10 films, though, that moved me most of all, the films with which I most engaged, the films I believe the cinema community will be talking about for many years, beyond 2016. ›››

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Watch This: Sleepy Skunk’s Retrospective 2016 Movie Trailer Mashup

Sleepy Skunk's Movie Trailer Mashup

“For the first time in my life… I feel close to something.” It’s time for another look back at all the movies of 2016. Our longtime friend the “Sleepy Skunk” has revealed his annual end-of-the-year recap video – the 2016 Movie Trailer Mashup – featuring footage from all the different movie trailers released throughout 2016 (including a few 2017 movies) edited together to good music. We already posted another mashup video for 2016, as it’s that time of year when all of them start to arrive. This one has been in the works for a while, and it shows, as the editing and music make it an entertaining and inspiring experience. Fire this up below! ›››

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Watch: Clark Zhu’s ‘Moving Pictures 2016’ – A Movie Trailer Mashup

Moving Pictures 2016

“One day, this will all feel like a dream. I promise…” Now that we’re into the final month of 2016, it’s time to start looking back at the year in movies. The next year end recap movie trailer mashup has arrived – this one made by Clark Zhu. It’s titled “Moving Pictures 2016” and includes clips from over 260 movies that were released in 2016. Since he packs in so many, the video runs a good seven minutes but covers a number of different themes – from comedy to suspense to action to horror to love and pretty much everything else. It’s a great reminder that there’s some stellar movies this year, and to catch up with those you haven’t seen. ›››

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