Best Of 2016: Some Honorable Mention Performances

I’m about to start releasing my top 10 performances lists, but there are some performances this year that are outside that list. I figured, I’d list them here. Of course, this might give you an idea of what my top 10’s are, since these performances are going to be missing from those lists. I’ve left off performances I was able to already recognize in another category, like comedy, or young actor. These are all performances, for the most part, that at one time or another were on my top 10 list, but got moved off as I saw more films.
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Best Of 2016: Directing Awards

For me, when I pick my directors, I think of many different factors. Was the film made better because the director was attached to it? Does the director have a unique voice and/or perspective? How well shot and edited was the film? Did it have a lot of pacing issues? Was the work original and groundbreaking, or just more of the same. Could literally anyone have replicated their work? These are the 10 directors I felt did the best directing job of 2016, plus five more for “Breakthrough In Directing”, which means they either had directed their first feature, or nearly their first.
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Box Office Predictions: Will The ‘Bough’ Break ‘Sully’?

In the tradition of No Good Deed and The Perfect Guy comes When The Bough Breaks, which is hoping to stir up another 20M+ opening for a thriller with a primarily black cast in September. To help, the film stars Morris Chestnut, who was also in The Perfect Guy. The studio behind it is trying to act surprised, saying they hope for a 12-14M opening, but most people think this is going to replicate the success of the others and get at least 20M. The question is, will it beat Sully? Sully is currently tracking in the low 20’s, as … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Will The ‘Bough’ Break ‘Sully’?