Sean’s Top 10 Movies of 2016: La La Land, Don’t Think Twice & A Monster Calls

Sean’s Top 10 Movies of 2016: La La Land, Don’t Think Twice & A Monster Calls

2016 featured more than a few good movies. But as far as big-budget spectacles go, very few really stood out, as the majority of the studio tent poles were largely disappointing. Luckily, however, smaller, more independent movies stepped up big time this year. For me, the majority of the best movies I saw in 2016 were more affecting than they were movies that left me in awe or that had a “wow” factor.

While there was one movie that stood out above the rest for my Number 1 spot, spots 2-10 required me to thoroughly scrutinize my list in order to place the rest of the movies I saw this year in the right spots. So, without further ado, here are the 10 best movies of the year, at least in my opinion:

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Kubo and The Two Strings: Every Single Frame in This Movie was Gorgeous [Review]

Kubo and The Two Strings: Every Single Frame in This Movie was Gorgeous [Review]

It’s a weird thing these days going into a film where I haven’t seen it all hyped to death. I’d seen trailers for Kubo and the Two Strings but I really didn’t know what it was about.  I didn’t go in knowing what i09 thought of it and it wasn’t blasted all over Imagur.  There just wasn’t much opinion to sort through beforehand, so I felt a little unprepared to actually see the film.  It was like  because I was going in blind and all my other senses were heightened.  That made the whole thing that much better.  What a wonderful film – I’m going to gush this whole review, fair warning. Read more