Friday, August 12, 2016

The Best Movies and DVDs of 2016 (So Far)!

As I went back through all of the movie reviews I have written so far in 2016 to prepare for this post, I was struck by how many stinkers I actually paid money to go see.  Good thing you have me around to save you from that same fate!

But this post is not about the stinkers. 

This post is about movies I have seen in the theatre or on DVD in 2016 and that you should not miss. 

This post will also serve as a handy dandy list of must sees so that you don't have to go back and read all of my reviews for the year, though you are welcome to if you would like!

So let's get to it.

Here is a list of movies you will really enjoy or that will at least stretch your brain a bit  -- with my usual pithy and sometimes humorous comments.  Click on the title link and it will take you back to my original, full-length review.

Let me know what you think.

The Danish Girl (2016)


Rosy the Reviewer says...Ring, ring.  Is this Mr. Eddie Redmayne?  Oscar calling...again (He was nominated).

Carol (2016)

Rosy the Reviewer says...See it to be transported back to another time and for two great performances.

The Big Short (2016)

Rosy the Reviewer important film that should be required viewing for all Americans.

Truth (2015)

Rosy the Reviewer says...a powerful docudrama every bit as good as "Spotlight."  It's enough to make you stop watching "60 Minutes!"

Room (2015)

Rosy the Reviewer says...Brie Larson's Best Actress Oscar was well-deserved, but this film is also Oscar worthy and needs to be seen.

Bridge of Spies (2015)

It's the quiet brilliance of Mark Rylance in his portrayal of Abel that is riveting.  No histrionics, no crying, no screaming, but you can't take your eyes off of him.  His Best Supporting Actor Oscar was well-deserved. 
Rosy the Reviewer says...This film's Oscar nomination for "Best Picture" was also well-deserved because it certainly was one of the best films of the year.

Nothing Left Unsaid (2016)

Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, share their lives with each other.

Rosy the Reviewer says...every mother and child should see this film and then make sure that "nothing is left unsaid."

Legend (2015)

Tom Hardy plays both Krays, the notorious twin brothers who ruled the London gangster scene in the 1960's.

Rosy the Reviewer says...any movie starring Tom Hardy is and adventure and worth seeing.

Jane Got a Gun (2016)

Rosy the Reviewer says...this one is a MUST SEE!  You will thank me.

Where to Invade Next (2015)

Rosy the Reviewer says...a brilliant, thought-provoking (and fun) film.  I loved it so much that I cried.  I can't believe it was not nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary.

Remember (2015)

Rosy the Reviewer says...Christopher Plummer's performance as an elderly man seeking revenge on the guard at Auschwitz who killed his family is astonishing. A movie that is a must-see and one you will never forget.

Son of Saul (2015)

Rosy the Reviewer says...this film is not only one of the best movies I have seen this year, but it's one of the best movies I HAVE EVER SEEN!  It won the Oscar last year for Best Foreign Language Film, which was well-deserved, but it could very well have won Best Picture.  An absolute Must-See!

That's it for this week!

Thanks for reading!

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 "Childhood Summers"

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