2016 Film List

Favorites:
La La Land
Swiss Army Man
Pete’s Dragon
Zootopia
Everybody Wants Some
Tickled
The Nice Guys
Hidden Figures
Arrival


20th Century Women
Why Him?
A Bigger Splash
Snowden
Allied
The Hollars
Deepwater Horizon
Rainbow Time
Bad Santa 2
Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children
The Light Between Oceans
Silence
Moana
Operator
Patriot’s Day
Gold
Blair Witch
Fences
Kate Plays Christine
Nerdland
Nocturnal Animals
Thunder Road (Short)
The Edge of Seventeen
Patterson
Other People
Keeping Up With the Joneses
Masterminds
The Fits
Toni Erdmann
Christine
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Founder
The Girl on the Train
The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Hidden Figures
Hacksaw Ridge
Loving
David Brent: Life on the Road
Star Wars Rogue One
Moonlight
Pet
La La Land
The Magnificent Seven
A Monster Calls
Sully
American Honey
The Red Turtle
Manchester By The Sea
Lion
Jackie
Don’t Think Twice
The Birth of a Nation
The BFG
War Dogs
Office Christmas Party
Jason Bourne
Arrival
Little Sister
Doctor Strange
Wizard Mode
King Cobra
Blue Jay
Don’t Breathe
Life, Animated
Bad Moms
Independence Day: Resurgence
Nerve
The Infiltrator
Tickled
Cafe Society
Star Trek Beyond
Joshy
Ghostbusters
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
31
The Shallows
Weiner
Captain Fantastic
Florence Foster Jenkins
Maggie’s Plan
X-Men: Apocalypse
The Neon Demon
Money Monster
Central Intelligence
The Conjuring 2
The Secret Life of Pets
Everybody Wants Some
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
A Hologram for the King
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Wiener-Dog
Suicide Squad
Warcraft
Pete’s Dragon
The Nice Guys
Angry Birds
Hell or High Water
Sing Street
Swiss Army Man
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Midnight Special
The Brothers Grimsby
Eddie the Eagle
Neighbors 2
Zootopia
The Do Over
The Confirmation
The Family Fang
The Jungle Book
The Finest Hours
Zoolander 2
Captain America: Civil War
10 Cloverfield Lane
45 Years
Jane Got A Gun
High Rise
Deadpool
Triple 9
Sleeping With Other People
The Invitation
Batman V Superman
Hell & Back
Kung Fu Panda 3
Pee Wee’s Big Holiday
Knight of Cups

On Inside Out And Being A Bad Parent

Today Penelope and I watched Inside Out. Which is a metaphor for what it did to my tear ducts. First, if you aren’t familiar here is Wiki’s summary: The film is set in the mind of a young girl, Riley Andersen, where five personified emotions—Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust—try to lead her through life as she moves with her parents to a new city.

The key part there is the end, “moves to a new city.”

Two months ago we moved states away with our three girls. Ages 12, 5, 1. Away from everything that we all have known our whole lives. Family, comfort, jobs, you name it.

In the film, everything for Riley that was joy started to turn to sadness after the move. I started trying to relate the film to everything that has happened since the move. Arguments, fits, laughter, anger, everything. “Has everything that has happened since the move been because of the move?” “Did we fuck up our kids psyche?” “Why don’t we play with them more?” “Why is an animated movie making me feel this?”
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2015 Film List

Top Ten:
The Martian
Room
The End of the Tour
Mad Max Fury Road
Inside Out
Amira & Sam
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Carol
Mustang
Terminator Genisys
Concussion
Sisters
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Krampus
What We Do in the Shadows
The Night Before
Spotlight
Bridge of Spies
Men and Chicken
Brooklyn
Trumbo
Mistress America
Creed
The Big Short
The Revenant
Hateful 8
Pawn Sacrifice
Where To Invade Next
The Martian
The Good Dinosaur
The Lobster
Room
The Green Room
Anomalisa
Goosebumps
The Little Prince
The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?
Tangerine
Steve Jobs
Truth
Sicario
99 Homes
Irrational Man
Ant-Man
American Ultra
Grandma
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Timbuktu
Fantastic Four
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead
Barista
Straight Outta Compton
Green Inferno
Tales of Halloween
The End of the Tour
Bone Tomahawk
Trainwreck
Vacation
Mr. Holmes
Man Up
The Final Girls
Inside Out
Hotel Transylvania 2
Call Me Lucky
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
Spy
Road Hard
Cooties
Pixels
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
The Overnight
Jurassic World
Minions
Love & Mercy
Magic Mike XXL
Southpaw
San Andreas
Cop Car
Avengers Age of Ultron
Dear Black People
Palo Alto
I Am Chris Farley
Hits
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
Maps to the Stars
We Are the Best
Mood Indigo
The Lazarus Effect
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Slow West
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Spring
True Story
Creep
Adult Beginners
Amira & Sam
Welcome to Me
It Follows
Get Hard
Rosewater
The Cobbler
Love is Strange
While We’re Young
Black Sea
Ex Machina
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Paddington
Backstreet Boys: Show Em What You’re Made Of
Other Plans

2013 Film List

Running list of films released in 2013 that I’ve seen. Green means good. Red means bad. It usually has to be pretty shitty for me to mark it red.

1. Gravity
2. The Wolf of Wall Street
3. 12 Years A Slave
4. Short Term 12
5. Place Beyond the Pines
6. This is the End
7. The Way Way Back
8. Blood Brother
9. The Great Gatsby
10. Stories We Tell
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