As we approach towards the end of fulfilling year 2016, let's just look back at some of the 2016's finest movies which have entertained us and transported us back in time to Dublin in the 1980s, to the magical land of La La.
Movies, which took us to the world of Aliens, sometimes challenged our notions about relationships and even immersed us into a three-dimensional world of realism. Despite the stark reality that it has been quite an upsetting year for movies, and so for the world, there are few exceptions though.
Several big budget films failed miserably to impress at the box office, however, there are few movies worth celebrating for. Check out the list Filmibeat's movies of the year 2016, and cast your vote for the best one.
Arrival as directed by Denis Villeneuve, plays out to be a slow-burn thriller and a character drama while it unveils to the audience. This movie also happens to be a smart story of alien contact refined from all the unnecessary fuss depicted through out the ages in other sci-fi alien movies.
Apart from forbearing a great storyline, the movie also boasts great individual performances and visuals. However, it also carries a tone of child's simplicity throughout the movie which connects with the audience, despite of it being more of a 'brain than heart' sci-fi film.
A movie based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning piece by August Wilson, revolves around the story of an African-American father who struggles in life, set against the backdrop of 1950s, to raise his family.
Denzel Washington has crafted a masterpiece to portray the life of a flawed inner-city patriarch through its compelling narration.
Denzel, through his direction and acting has brought the pages of the book alive which will only make you feel as if you are watching a play from a distant time.
Pablo Larraín's Jackie is more of an art film than a biopic. It however, deals with a woozy and fascinating imagination of time. It emphasizes the bitterness when Jackie Kennedy was lamenting the death of her husband John F Kennedy.
Keen to that historical facts, Natalie Portman has performed the role with staggering intensity, she's just mesmerizing in the act and so is the film.
However, this movie gradually sidelines itself from the common notion of beguiling and convincing American pathology, otherwise a rigorous affair with appropriate cathartic sentiment.
La La Land
La La Land directed by Damien Chazelle, tells a story of a wannabe actress Mia, and a very devoted jazz musician Sebastian.
Struggling in their lives to make ends meet along with the burden of pursuing their dreams in the city which is known for breaking hearts and destroying dreams.
With the present day Los Angeles in the backdrop, this musical drama about the everyday life really connects to the common mass.
Manchester By The Sea
Heavy and downhearted, Kenneth Lonergan's sensitive drama packed with plethora of humanity and humor and, provides Manchester a pale yet the much-needed glow.
Beautifully rendering on the aspects of the stony cold towns at the north of Boston, Lonergan narrates a catastrophic story infused with hope.
Manchester By The Sea is a very subtle story about the tragedy that took place in the lives of people in the movie.
Moonlight as a movie is almost like a dream to look at. It portrays all those mournful hue with a seductive immediacy. This movie is a masterpiece with three actors playing the protagonists.
And then there comes the story of the film which straight away talks about the notions of gay cinema and black cinema and the stalking intersectionality between them.
Moonlight as a film is very real and tangible, with a tinge of socio-political importance shown in vividly. Jenkins has done remarkably well to highlight his talent through this movie.