May 2016

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This was a bad month for movies. Things started out alright, but it seems that for every barely passable movie I watched, there was a terrible one waiting for me. Toward the end of the month I finally managed to watch a great film, thanks to the great Whit Stillman. There really weren’t 10 films worth listing, so I’ll just go ahead and post the ones that weren’t bad

The Best

  1. Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman, 2016)
  2. Krampus (Michael Dougherty, 2015)
  3. To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955)
  4. The Lady in the Van (Nicholas Hytner, 2015)
  5. Joy (David O. Russell, 2015)
  6. The Casual Vacancy (Jonny Campbell, 2015)
  7. Justice League: Gods and Monsters (Sam Liu, 2015)
  8. The Witch (Robert Eggers, 2016)

Best Rewatch: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring | Big Hero 6

The Worst: Moomins on the Riviera | Youth

Superlatives

Best Director: Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship

Best Actor: Harvey Keitel, Youth | Robert Downey, Jr., Captain America: Civil War

Best Actress: Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship | Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van | Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Best Supporting Actor: Tom Bennett, Love & Friendship

Best Supporting Actress: Abigail Lawrie, The Casual Vacancy

Best Screenplay: Love & Friendship

Best Cinematography: The Witch | Love & Friendship

Best Costumes: Zoolander 2 | Love & Friendship

Best Production Design: Love & Friendship | Zoolander 2 | Krampus | The Witch

Best Music: Love & Friendship

Special Mention: The puppetry of Krampus

See how I ranked all 16 films I watched this month on Letterboxd

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