Another fascinating year in cinema, 2016 was unusual in many ways.  There was a record number of DECADES late sequels and spin-offs, a trend we will see continuing into 2017, even though each of this year’s offerings was a financial and critical disappointment.  Speaking of disappointments we also saw a record number of Blockbuster bombs.  NONE of the tentpole films this year performed as expected.  Whether that is due to audience fatigue or just the poor quality of what was produced is a point of contention.  On the upside, there were a surprising number of genre films that elevated themselves into many critics Top 10 lists.  Horror flicks such as “The Witch”, “The Eyes of My Mother”,  and “The Autopsy of Jane Doe” impressed the critical community.  The sci-fi flick “Arrival” is getting some Oscar buzz which is also quite rare.

Our Team’s picks for best and most disappointing/worst films are below.  Take a look and let us know which ones you agree with and if there are any we may have forgotten?

Kevin Kittle

Jeff Mitchell

Dan Silva

Bill Pierce

My picks aren’t a “top 10” per sec, but a progression from worst to best.

Lauren Pitts