Everybody Wants Some
Richard Linklater has finally made a bookend of sorts to Dazed and Confused. Imagine a film that embodies the feel of 1980: It’s excellently acted, roll-on-floor hilarious, and centers around a college baseball team the weekend before school starts. This was my favorite film of the year.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Action packed, with a feeling more of the original trilogy than the prequels, Rogue One was everything I wanted as a Star Wars fan.
Say what you will about Woody Allen, but There are very few of his films that I haven’t loved. For me, Jesse Eisenberg does a superb job playing roles that Allen himself would’ve played in his younger years.
Captain America: Civil War
This was more than just a feud between two sides of the Avengers, this was about Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers’ friendship.
Ryan Reynolds cemented our suspicions that in the right hands he would make the perfect Deadpool. He also made the funniest comic book movie of the year.
This comedy about a group of acquaintances who get attached to different pieces of an alien battle suit is no masterpiece, but it’s funny. It helps if you are a fan of Rooster Teeth, the production company that made this film. You can find it on YouTube Red.
You might be wondering where are some of these great dramas on my list? I haven’t seen them. This was a dark year, and I just wanted to laugh.