The Reel 2016: Best Of

2016

Yes, I know. Nearly everyone has already completed, posted, and fought over their year-end lists. And I’m sure many people would like to forget 2016 as soon as possible.

But, because society loves lists, and I don’t feel like writing a real post, I’ve decided to share my favorite films of 2016 – and there were some great ones!

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10 Cloverfield Lane: Prepare for Discomfort

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Are you prepared? Originally the headline referred strictly to the film, but then I decided I’m going to change up these posts a little bit. And then I realized that might also result in some discomfort. Hopefully a bearable amount.

Now generally speaking, I’ve never been one to actively seek out scary movies. But even with that being the case, there’s no way I was the only audience member who was simultaneously tense, squirming in my chair, and suffering from shallow breathing throughout the entire film. While veteran horror fans may try to convince me they were unfazed by 10 Cloverfield Lane, I don’t buy it. The film is a full-on assault.

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