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Top Films of 2016

Top 16 Films of 2016

Nearing the end of 2016, it’s about time to reflect on the releases of this year. Thanks to Cineworld Unlimited, I’ve managed to get to my local cinema a vast amount of times this year, so I’ve got a lot to choose from. As it was 2016, I’ve gone with a selection of 16 films that have topped my cinema year. This is just my opinions here; all views are my own and are selected through the UK cinema release dates.

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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First Published with Starskify – 14th November 2016

Living what seems to be the life of luxury, art gallery owner Susan is dragging herself through an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfying work life. After the delivery of an abnormal package from her ex-husband, her mind becomes enthralled in the novel manuscript she’s been gifted with and thoughts drift back to memories of her life with Edward. Dedicated to her, the book depicts a character doubling as Edward, battling dark and enthralling circumstances. 

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The Girl on the Train (2016)

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Rachel takes solace in her made up world of fantasy that she creates to fill the voids left in her life. All of which is evidently as a result of the failure of her marriage and consequent downhill battle with daily life. Gradually losing sight of the life she once knew, her main pleasures come from the boozy reach for the bottle and the journey on her accustomed train route. She later becomes entwined into the lives of others after witnessing a shocking circumstance.

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Money Monster (2016)

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Star and host of financial TV show ‘Money Monster’, hot shot Lee Gates comes under unanticipated ambush during the latest broadcast of the show. The show is succumbed to a hostage situation led by Kyle Budwell, an investor that lost everything after following up a tip provided to him from the show. When a bomb-threat is revealed, the entire crew is forced into a high alert to come to an agreement to settle the circumstances.

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Green Room (2016)

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Following a succession of unfortunate circumstances, a four piece punk rock band are close to giving up on life on the road. But when information on a potential gig in a secluded part of Oregon comes to their attention, they take it as their only shot for restoration. After a heated performance, the members unintentionally encounter a brutal act. Witnessing unwanted circumstances results in the friends situated in a ambush ruse, trapped in the backstage green room. The group are compelled to work together with a fellow witness, in a fight for their survival against the venue owner and his crew.

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Eye in the Sky (2016)

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Colonel Katherine Powell has been perilously tracking the movements of a number of al-Shabaab terrorists for several years. When new information on the whereabouts of these high-priority individuals comes to her attention, a team gathers to achieve a final resolution to capture the targets. Situated in Nairobi, Kenya, a young girl harmlessly goes about her daily routine, selling bread for her mother. Her life is put on the line when Powell regrettably decides to modify her mission from “capture” to “kill”, after threats of suicide bombers are uncovered. Further complications arise as imminent deaths are calculated and the whole team must make some difficult decisions in order to minimalize causalities and destruction.

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Secret in their Eyes (2016)

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A seemingly ordinary murder case proves to be a life-shattering cause for years of hardship and departure for a team of FBI investigators and their adjoining officers. After the brutal death of her daughter, Jess Cobb’s life is broken, but her determined associate Ray Kasten is persistent to catch the culprit and avenge her loss. 13 years later and the alliance re-assmebles, intent on re-opening the case and finally getting to the bottom of the supposed futile investigation. Continue reading “Secret in their Eyes (2016)”

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Spotlight (2016)

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Spotlight‘, a group of four Boston Globe journalists are called upon to unearth a somewhat covered-up case surrounding allegations of child abuse and molestation caused by the Catholic Church. The initially overlooked investigation develops into a larger scandal as the sins of priests are confirmed and the team endeavours to write the story that could potentially cause controversy and change, not just for the US, but the whole world.

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