Saturday, 10 December 2016


No surprises here! Except, in fact, the absence of La La Land in the entire top 50 of 2016 list from Slant Magazine! Not that I'm complaining... Toni Erdmann leads a diverse list of major awards contenders and international arthouse favourites from both this year and last, altogether comprising one of the best lists you'll see this year. Stay tuned for updates on other year-end lists from Slant over the coming days and weeks.

*Updated to include the Best Performances, the Top 20 Best Scenes and the Top 20 Worst Films

Best Film
1. Toni Erdmann
2. O.J.: Made in America
3. Happy Hour
4. Cemetery of Splendour
5. Elle
6. Paterson
7. Moonlight
8. Cameraperson
9. Manchester by the Sea
10. The Treasure
11. Right Now, Wrong Then
12. No Home Movie
13. Knight of Cups
14. Sunset Song
15. The Love Witch
16. Certain Women
17. Everybody Wants Some!!
18. Love & Friendship
19. The Illinois Parables
20. Homo Sapiens
21. Kate Plays Christine
22. The Academy of Muses
23. Fire at Sea
24. Homeland: Iraq Year Zero
25. The Neon Demon
26. Kaili Blues
27. In the Shadow of Women
28. Aquarius
29. Neon Bull
30. Hail, Caesar!
31. The Other Side
32. The Lobster
33. Wiener-Dog
34. 20th Century Women
35. Mia Madre
36. Aferim!
37. The Fits
38. Midnight Special
39. Little Men
40. Cosmos
41. Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
42. Do Not Resist
43. The Handmaiden
44. Mountain May Depart
45. Demon
46. Creepy
47. Things to Come
48. I Am Not Madame Bovary
49. 13th
50. Fort Buchanan

Best Performance
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
Tom Bennett (Love & Friendship)
Sonia Braga (Aquarius)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Margherita Buy (Mia Madre)
Christopher Matthew Cooke (Dog Eat Dog)
Willem Dafoe (Dog Eat Dog)
Viola Davis (Fences)
Danny de Vito (Wiener-Dog)
Adam Driver (Paterson)
Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Andre Holland (Moonlight)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Tracy Letts (Indignation / Wiener-Dog)
Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some!!)
Michael Shannon (Elvis & Nixon / Midnight Special / Nocturnal Animals)
Kate Lyn Sheil (Kate Plays Christine)
Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann)
John Turturro (Mia Madre)

Best Scene
'Black Philip speaks' (The Witch)
'The boxer' (Cameraperson)
'The bridge dance' (The Fits)
'Crash and rescue' (Sully)
'The disappearance' (Valley of Love)
'Driving to Kevin's' (Moonlight)
'"Emotional rescue"' (A Bigger Splash)
'Final confrontation' (Hell or High Water)
'First contact' (Arrival)
'"The Greatest Love Of All"' (Toni Erdmann)
'Horse ride' (Certain Women)
'"It's all bullshit"' (Kate Plays Christine)
'Linguistic nonsense' (Cosmos)
'Orgy' (Sausage Party)
'Pregnant sex scene' (Neon Bull)
'The run' (O.J.: Made in America)
'The storm' (Elle)
'Termite revenge' (Aquarius)
'Warehouse party' (The Neon Demon)
'The workshop' (Happy Hour)

Worst Film
Captain Fantastic
Creative Control
The Eyes of My Mother
The Girl on the Train
Green Room
Hacksaw Ridge
Hillary's America
Independence Day: Resurgence
Keeping Up with the Joneses
King Cobra
Lazy Eye
Life, Animated
Man Down
Mr. Church
The Unspoken
Yoga Hosers