Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016

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Glenn Kenny: 50 Noteworthy Films of 2016 (released in the United States)

  1. Cosmos – Andrzej Zulawski
  2. Silence – Martin Scorsese
  3. Paterson – Jim Jarmusch
  4. Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade
  5. The Love Witch – Anna Biller
  6. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  7. The Fits – Anna Rose Holmer
  8. Things to Come – Mia Hansen-Løve
  9. Hail, Caesar! – Joel & Ethan Coen
  10. Evolution – Lucile Hadzihalilovic
  11. [tie] Baden Baden – Rachel Lang

Another ten, in no particular order

  1. Cemetery of Splendour – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  2. Everybody Wants Some!! – Richard Linklater
  3. High-Rise – Ben Wheatley
  4. Elle – Paul Verhoeven
  5. Creepy – Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  6. Sully – Clint Eastwood
  7. No Home Movie – Chantal Akerman
  8. Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
  9. The Childhood of a Leader – Brady Corbet
  10. April and the Extraordinary World – Franck Ekinci, Christian Desmares

Fifteen more, in little particular order

  1. The Other Side – Roberto Minervini
  2. Kate Plays Christine – Robert Greene
  3. 11 Minutes – Jerzy Skolimowski
  4. Bleak Street – Arturo Ripstein
  5. Paths of the Soul – Zhang Yang
  6. Kaili Blues – Bi Gan
  7. Wiener-Dog – Todd Solondz
  8. Indignation – James Schamus
  9. Miss Hokusai – Keiichi Hara
  10. Always Shine – Sophia Takal
  11. The Wailing – Na Hong-jin
  12. Kubo and the Two Strings – Travis Knight
  13. 13th – Ava DuVernay

Should be seen by every citizen of the United States at the very least

  1. My Golden Days – Arnaud Desplechin
  2. The Mermaid – Stephen Chow
  3. La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  4. Bleed for This – Ben Younger
  5. American Honey – Andrea Arnold
  6. Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford
  7. Florence Foster Jenkins – Stephen Frears
  8. Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) – Abbas Fahdel
  9. The Nice Guys – Shane Black
  10. De Palma – Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow
  11. Joshy – Jeff Baena
  12. Hell or High Water – David Mackenzie
  13. Mountains May Depart – Jia Zhang-ke

Stuff that was amazing but wasn’t made in 2015/16

  1. Belladonna of Sadness – Eiichi Yamamoto
  2. Private Property – Leslie Stevens
  3. Only Yesterday – Isao Takahata