On January 30th, Gold became the 181st movie viewed (and reviewed) of 2016. Here is a recap of all of the grades of this year’s movies and the final* 31 movies with grades below (* there’s nothing saying I might go back and see a few more movies from 2016 but we’re calling it unofficially quits on 2016):
- The First 25 Movies of 2016, Graded (March 9)
- The Next 25 Movies of 2016, Graded (April 21)
- The Next Next 25 Movies of 2016, Graded (June 5)
- The Final 25 of the First 100 Movies of 2016, Graded (July 16)
- The First 25 Movies of the Next 100 Movies of 2016, Graded (September 12)
- The Next 25 Movies of the Next 100 Movies of 2016, Graded (November 13)
For the 7th time, here are the last* 31 movies reviewed in 2016 graded from 0-5 stars:
The “Thumbs Up” Group
5 of my Top 7 of 2016 were all screened in the last two months of the year. 4 of the 5 were nominated for Best Picture (Jackie was left out) so it’s not like this list goes out on a limb.
Lion (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
The Founder (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
Manchester by the Sea (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
Hidden Figures (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
Moana (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
Miss Sloane (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (4.5 / 5) REVIEW
3 more Best Picture nominees (4 if you count Moana‘s nomination for Best Animated Feature). Admittedly, I’m higher than most on The Founder and Miss Sloane and although most are high on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it’s not the Awards nomination type.
Silence (4 / 5) REVIEW
Martin Scorsese’s passion piece sits all alone with 4 stars.
A Monster Calls (3.5 / 5) REVIEW
Trolls (3.5 / 5) REVIEW
Patriots Day (3.5 / 5) REVIEW
Hacksaw Ridge (3.5 / 5) REVIEW
Gold (3.5 / 5) REVIEW
The Edge of Seventeen (3.5 / 5) REVIEW
Passengers (3.5 / 5) REVIEW
The biggest group of films in the wrap up includes the last Oscar nominated Best Picture film (Hacksaw Ridge) of this group screened in the last 2 months of the year. That’s 8 of 9 with only Hell or High Water coming from earlier this year.
I didn’t hate Rules Don’t Apply and thought Sing was better than The Secret Life of Pets.
The “Thumbs Eh” Group
It’s no surprise to see a Miles Teller boxing flick as the headliner of the group that represents mediocrity but finding the Harry Potter spin-off here wasn’t expected.
The “Thumbs Down” Group
There is no surprise to see Office Christmas Party or Man Down on the below average list but the other 4 films all had early Oscar buzz after their trailer was released. If it weren’t for the first 2 movies, this group could be titled, “Boy, Were We Wrong!”
Shut In (0.5 / 5) REVIEW
The list anchor was unquestionably the worst film of the final 31. However, it still finished 170th on the year which means 11 movies were worse than Shut In. Guess there’s always a silver lining.