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The Movies of 2016: U.S. Releases
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Full Listing of Films Screened

(Most recent links don't work yet, but I'm updating! Thanks for your patience this year.)

10 Cloverfield Lane Dir. Dan Trachtenberg. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman C
13th Dir. Ava DuVernay. Documentary about the racial history of U.S. incarceration B
20th Century Women Dir. Mike Mills. Annette Bening, Lucas Jade Zumann, Greta Gerwig A

Abortion: Stories Women Tell Dir. Tracy Droz Tragos. Clinic-based documentary B
Almost Christmas Dir. David E. Talbert. Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, Gabrielle Union C–
American Honey Dir. Andrea Arnold. Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough B+
Aquarius Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho. Sonia Braga, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto A–
Arrival Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg B–
As I Open My Eyes Dir. Leyla Bouzid. With Baya Medhaffar, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari B+

Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) Dir. Eva Husson. With Marilyn Lima, Daisy Broom B+
Beautiful Something Dir. Joseph Graham. With Zack Ryan, Brian Sheppard, Colman Domingo C+
Being 17 Dir. André Téchiné. Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Sandrine Kiberlain B
A Bigger Splash Dir. Luca Guadagnino. With Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts B–
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Dir. Ang Lee. Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel C
The Birth of a Nation Dir. Nate Parker. Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King B
Blair Witch Dir. Adam Wingard. James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott C
Bridget Jones's Baby Dir. Sharon Maguire. Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey B–

Café Society Dir. Woody Allen. With Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell C
Cameraperson Dir. Kirsten Johnson. Collage of footage from a cinematographer's career B+
Captain Fantastic Dir. Matt Ross. Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler B
Cemetery of Splendor Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi B
Certain Women Dir. Kelly Reichardt. Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone B
Chevalier Dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari. With Panos Koronis, Sakis Rouvas, Efthymis Papadimitriou B
Christine Dir. Antonio Campos. Rebecca Hall, Tracy Letts, Michael C. Hall, Maria Dizzia B–
Closet Monster Dir. Stephen Dunn. Connor Jessup, voice of Isabella Rossellini B
The Club Dir. Pablo Larraín. With Alfredo Castro, Marcelo Alonso, Antonia Zegers B+
The Conjuring 2 Dir. James Wan. With Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe C+
Crosscurrent Dir. Yang Chao. Qin Hao, Xin Zhilei, Tan Kai, Wang Hongwei, Wu Lipeng B+

Deadpool Dir. Tim Miller. Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller C
Deepwater Horizon Dir. Peter Berg. Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez C
Demon Dir. Marcin Wrona. Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski B+
Denial Dir. Mick Jackson. Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott C
Dheepan Dir. Jacques Audiard. With Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan A–
Do Not Resist Dir. Craig Atkinson. Documentary about the militarizing of U.S. police A–
Don't Breathe Dir. Fede Alvarez. Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Stephen Lang D–

The Edge of Seventeen Dir. Kelly Fremon Craig. Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson B+
Eisenstein in Guanajuato Dir. Peter Greenaway. With Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Lisa Owen B
Elle Dir. Paul Verhoeven. Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling A–
Embrace of the Serpent Dir. Ciro Guerra. Nilbio Torres, Antonio Bolivar, Jan Bijvoet B
Everybody Wants Some!! Dir. Richard Linklater. With Blake Jenner, Glen Powell C–
Evolution Dir. Lucile Hadžihalilović. With Max Brebant, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Roxane Duran B
The Eyes of My Mother Dir. Nicolas Pesce. Kika Magalhães, Diana Agostini, Paul Nazak B

Fences Dir. Denzel Washington. Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley Henderson B
Fire at Sea Dir. Gianfranco Rosi. Documentary about children and refugees in Lampedusa A–
The Fits Dir. Anna Rose Holmer. Royalty Hightower, Alexis Neblett, Makyla Burnam B+
Florence Foster Jenkins Dir. Stephen Frears. Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg B–
Fourth Man Out Dir. Andrew Nackman. With Evan Todd, Parker Young, Jon Gabrus B
Francofonia Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov. With Benjamin Utzerath, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing A
From Afar Dir. Lorenzo Vigas. With Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla B–
Front Cover Dir. Ray Leung. Jake Choi, James Chen, Elizabeth Sung, Ming Lee C+

Genius Dir. Michael Grandage. With Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney F
Ghostbusters Dir. Paul Feig. Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon D+
Goat Dir. Andrew Neel. Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Danny Flaherty, Gus Halper B–
Green Room Dir. Jeremy Saulnier. With Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat F

Hacksaw Ridge Dir. Mel Gibson. Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Sam Worthington C–
Hail, Caesar! Dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen. Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes B
The Handmaiden Dir. Park Chan-wook. Kim Tae-ri, Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Jo Jin-woong B–
Hell or High Water Dir. David Mackenzie. Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges B
Hello, My Name Is Doris Dir. Michael Showalter. With Sally Field, Max Greenfield B–
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party Dir. Stephen Cone. With Cole Doman, Elizabeth Laidlaw B+
Hidden Figures Dir. Theodore Melfi. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe B
High-Rise Dir. Ben Wheatley. With Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons B–

I Am Not Your Negro Dir. Raoul Peck. Nonfiction collage drawn from James Baldwin B+
I, Daniel Blake Dir. Ken Loach. Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Briana Shann B
In the Shadow of Women Dir. Philippe Garrel. With Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar B+
Indignation Dir. James Schamus. Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Danny Burstein C
The Intervention Dir. Clea DuVall. With Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Vincent Piazza B
Ixcanul Dir. Jayro Bustamante. With María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Manuel Antún A

Jackie Dir. Pablo Larraín. Natalie Portman, Billy Crudup, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig C
Jason Bourne Dir. Paul Greengrass. Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones C–
Julieta Dir. Pedro Almodóvar. Adriana Ugarte, Emma Suárez, Daniel Grao, Rossy De Palma B+
The Jungle Book Dir. Jon Favreau. Neel Sethi, voices of Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o C+

Knight of Cups Dir. Terrence Malick. Christian Bale, Wes Bentley, Brian Dennehy D+
Krisha Dir. Trey Edward Shults. Krisha Fairchild, Trey Edward Shults, Robyn Fairchild C+
Kubo and the Two Strings Dir. Travis Knight. Animated. Voice of Art Parkinson B–

La La Land Dir. Damien Chazelle. Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend, Finn Wittrock B–
Lace Crater Dir. Harrison Atkins. Lindsay Burdge, Andrew Ryder, Jennifer Kim B+
Lazy Eye Dir. Tim Kirkman. Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Aaron Costa Ganis, Michaela Watkins B–
Life, Animated Dir. Roger Ross Williams. Documentary about autistic animation fan B
The Light Between Oceans Dir. Derek Cianfrance. Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander C+
Lights Out Dir. David F. Sandberg. Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Maria Bello D
Lion Dir. Garth Davis. Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham B–
Little Men Dir. Ira Sachs. Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Ehle B
The Lobster Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos. With Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux A–
Love & Friendship Dir. Whit Stillman. With Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Emma Greenwell B
The Love Witch Dir. Anna Biller. Samantha Robinson, Laura Waddell, Gian Keys C
Loving Dir. Jeff Nichols. Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Terri Abney, Marton Csokas B–

A Man Called Ove Dir. Hannes Holm. Rolf Lassgård, Filip Berg, Bahar Pars C
Manchester by the Sea Dir. Kenneth Lonergan. Casey Affleck, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler B
The Measure of a Man Dir. Stéphane Brizé. With Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck B
The Meddler Dir. Lorene Scafaria. Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Cecily Strong B+
Mekong Hotel Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Sakda Kaewbuadee, Maiyatan Techaparn B
Mia Madre Dir. Nanni Moretti. With Margherita Buy, Giulia Lazzarini, John Turturro C–
Midnight Special Dir. Jeff Nichols. Jaeden Lieberher, Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst B
Miles Ahead Dir. Don Cheadle. With Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregory, Emayatzy Corinealdi C+
Mirzya Dir. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, Anuj Choudhry B
Moana Dirs. Ron Clements and John Musker. Animated. Voice of Auli'i Cravalho B+
Money Monster Dir. Jodie Foster. With George Clooney, Jack O'Connell, Julia Roberts C–
Moonlight Dir. Barry Jenkins. Alex Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes A–
Mountains May Depart Dir. Jia Zhangke. With Zhao Tao, Zhang Yi, Liang Jing Dong B–
My Golden Days Dir. Arnaud Desplechin. With Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet B

Naz & Maalik Dir. Jay Dockendorf. Kerwin Johnson Jr., Curtiss Cook Jr., Annie Grier B–
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Dir. Nicholas Stoller. With Seth Rogen, Zac Efron C
Neon Bull Dir. Gabriel Mascaro. With Juliano Cazzaré, Maeve Jinkings, Carlos Pessoa A–
The Neon Demon Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn. With Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee C
Neruda Dir. Pablo Larraín. Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán, Alfredo Castro B+
The Nice Guys Dir. Shane Black. With Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice C+
No Home Movie Dir. Chantal Akerman. Documentary about the filmmaker's mother B+
Nocturnal Animals Dir. Tom Ford. Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon D

O.J.: Made in America Dir. Ezra Edelman. Documentary about ex-athlete tried for murderer B
Other People Dir. Chris Kelly. Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford B
The Other Side Dir. Roberto Minervini. With Mark Kelley, Lisa Allen, James Lee Miller B+

Paterson Dir. Jim Jarmusch. Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley B
Pervert Park Dirs. Frida and Lasse Barkfors. Documentary about registered sex offenders B+
The President Dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf. With Misha Gomiashvili, Dachi Orvelashvili B+

Queen of Katwe Dir. Mira Nair. Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o B

Right Now, Wrong Then Dir. Hong Sang-soo. With Jeong Jae-yeong, Kim Min-hee A–
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dir. Gareth Edwards. Felicity Jones, Diego Luna B–

The Secret Life of Pets Dir. Chris Renaud. Voices of Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart C+
The Shallows Dir. Jaume Collet-Serra. With Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge B–
Silence Dir. Marin Scorsese. Andrew Garfield, Yôsuke Kubozuka, Adam Driver, Issey Ogata B+
Sing Street Dir. John Carney. With Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Ben Carolan B+
Snowden Dir. Oliver Stone. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans B–
Southside with You Dir. Richard Tanne. Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers B+
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four Dir. Deborah S. Esquenazi B–
Spa Night Dir. Andrew Ahn. Joe Seo, Cho Youn Ho, Haerry Kim, Song Tae B+
Star Trek: Beyond Dir. Justin Lin. Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Idris Elba B
Sully Dir. Clint Eastwood. Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Mike O'Malley B
Sunset Song Dir. Terence Davies. With Agyness Deyn, Kevin Guthrie, Peter Mullan, Ian Pirie C–
Swiss Army Man Dirs. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan. Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe C

Tale of Tales Dir. Matteo Garrone. With Salma Hayek, Christian Lees, Jonah Lees C
Tanna Dirs. Bentley Dean & Martin Butler. Marie Wawa, Mungau Dain, Marceline Rofit B
Things to Come Dir. Mia Hansen-Løve. Isabelle Huppert, Roman Kolinka, André Marcon A
Tickled Dirs. David Farrier and Dylan Reeve. Documentary about online tickling network D+
Tikkun Dir. Avishai Sivan. With Aharon Traitel, Khalifa Natour, Gur Sheinberg, Riki Blich B+
Til Madness Do Us Part Dir. Wang Bing. Documentary about insane asylum in semi-rural China B
Toni Erdmann Dir. Maren Ade. Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Thomas Loibl B+
Trapped Dir. Dawn Porter. Documentary about embattled abortion providers in the U.S. South B
The Treasure Dir. Corneliu Porumboiu. With Toma Cuzin, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozmei A–

Under the Shadow Dir. Babak Anvari. Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi B

Weiner Dirs. Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. Documentary about political campaign B
White Girl Dir. Elizabeth Wood. Morgan Saylor, Brian Marc, India Mendez, Justin Bartha B
The Witch Dir. Robert Eggers. With Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Harvey Scrimshaw C

Zootopia Dirs. Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman B