There were plenty of lousy movies this year as well as horrible remakes, prequels and sequels. But which were the ones that made us want to watch them again and again? Here are some of my top films for the year:
10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Much better than Force Awakens and we hope there will be more one-off stories like this to watch in the future.
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/rogue-one-a-star-wars-story-a-star-trek-fan-applauds-no-spoilers
9. The Shallows – Not since Jaws and Deep Blue Sea have I been scared or awed by the mystery and ferocity of a shark. This is also a magnificently shot film with a stand out lead actor (Blake Lively).
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/the-shallows-nail-biting
8. Star Trek Beyond – This is not only our ‘action movie of the year’ but has been almost universally acclaimed as being just that. We love what they’re doing with the new Star Trek films. And apparently so is Disney, since the look and feel of their Rogue One seemed ‘inspired’ by these films.
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/star-trek-beyond-action-movie-of-the-year-no-spoilers
7. The Secret Life of Pets – A dog lover myself, I thought this film captured the essence of what it is to be a doggie and as usual Illumination makes a film that isn’t formula.
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/the-secret-life-of-pets-a-fun-treat-for-animal-lovers
6. The Conjuring 2 – I didn’t really like the first one but they did a better job with this sequel, partly because of the gloomy England setting. And it’s so difficult to find good ‘scary’ movies nowadays what with the horrible Blumhouse Productions ruining the genre.
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/the-conjuring-2-more-thrills-than-the-first-one
5. X-Men: Apocalypse – While I thought Captain America: Civil War was fun, I wanted to watch Apocalypse again and I did. The Star Trek references, the amazing use of CGI and wonderful action sequences made this film memorable and the Quicksilver sequence is a stand out scene for the year.
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/x-men-apocalypse-an-impressive-mix-of-top-notch-cgi-and-action
4. Pele: Birth of a Legend – Insightful, beautiful and more than just a ‘sports film’, Birth of a Legend is a great story.
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/pele-birth-of-a-legend-a-great-story
3. Deadpool – Bad Ass. Smart Ass. Great Ass. This was the ‘super hero’ film that stood out leagues above the deluge of avengers and super friends to give people a taste of something totally different.
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/deadpool-the-merc-with-a-mouth-finally-has-his-mouth-back-and-his-own-movie
2. How To Be Single – Valentine’s movies are usually saccharine and formula. But this movie was so much fun and so surprisingly refreshing that I had to watch it a second time and I had even more fun!
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/how-to-be-single-so-much-fun
1. The Danish Girl – A truly delightful picture, done with so much sensitivity and courage. The story, the cast, the direction and cinematography are all splendid.
Read the full review here: http://www.minority-review.com/the-danish-girl-delightful