Best Movies of 2016: Choices From 2 Critics

'Moonlight' shows up on both lists
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2016 12:44 PM CST
Best Movies of 2016: Choices From 2 Critics
This image released by A24 Films shows Mahershala Ali, left, and Alex Hibbert in a scene from "Moonlight."   (David Bornfriend/A24 via AP)

The year's best-of lists are flooding in, and Richard Brody of the New Yorker is among those out with picks for the best movies of 2016. Here are the top 10 of the 35 he names, with the director noted:

  1. Little Sister (Zach Clark)
  2. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
  3. Sully (Clint Eastwood)
  4. Viktoria (Maya Vitkova)
  5. Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)
  6. Men Go to Battle (Zachary Treitz)
  7. Wiener-Dog (Todd Solondz)
  8. Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene)
  9. Happy Hour (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  10. Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick)

Here are the top 10 from Manohla Dargis of the New York Times:

  1. No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
  2. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
  3. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
  4. O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
  5. My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin)
  6. I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
  7. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
  8. The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)
  9. 13th (Ava DuVernay)
  10. From the Notebook of ... (Robert Beavers)
Read Brody's explanation of his picks here, and Dargis' here. AO Scott and Stephen Holden also give their picks at the Times. (More movies stories.)

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