2016

Darren Carver-Balsiger Darren Carver-Balsiger’s year in review

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 345 Films watched
  • 28.8 Average per month
  • 6.6 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

The Revenant

Jan 16

Most Watched

The Room

4 times

Die Hard

twice

The Red Shoes

twice

Last Film

The Cable Guy

Dec 31

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Genres, Countries & Languages

Drama
194 films
Comedy
82 films
Thriller
70 films
Action
69 films
Adventure
57 films
Horror
55 films
Romance
48 films
Sci Fi
47 films
Mystery
47 films
Fantasy
38 films
USA
215 films
UK
66 films
France
31 films
Japan
23 films
Germany
17 films
Sweden
16 films
Canada
10 films
Italy
9 films
Denmark
5 films
English
271 films
French
47 films
German
35 films
Russian
28 films
Japanese
25 films
Italian
18 films
Swedish
13 films
Spanish
11 films
Latin
6 films

Breakdown

2016 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Stars

Directors

Crew

Darren’s most liked review

Persona

★★★★★

Persona is a dense, richly textured, inherently intriguing, endlessly fascinating and intelligent film. The main actresses are outstanding throughout and Bergman's technical ability is as great as always. Whilst seemingly been an off-kilter drama, Persona brings out themes of sexuality, womanhood, maternity and identity in a way which is meta…

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The Top 10%

My favourite 10% of all films I've logged on Letterboxd. These are very loosely ranked.

To be updated for every 10 movies I watch.

To compare with the worst films I've seen, click here.

Per Decade:
1910s: 1
1920s: 6
1930s: 2
1940s: 10
1950s: 10
1960s: 23
1970s: 26…

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Highs and Lows

Highest Average

Seven Samurai
Average weighted rating:

4.5

Lowest Average

Disaster Movie
Average weighted rating:

1.0

Most Popular

Mad Max: Fury Road
Average weighted rating:

4.2

Most Obscure

The Independence of Romania

Films watched in 2016

  • The Cable Guy
  • The Passion of Anna
  • The Serpent's Egg
  • Shame
  • Disaster Movie
  • The Wild Women of Wongo
  • The Room
  • Die Hard
  • The Lady in the Van
  • Scoop
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Performance
  • Cabiria
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Safety Last!
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • A Story of Floating Weeds
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • The 400 Blows
  • Ingeborg Holm
  • Double Indemnity
  • From the Manger to the Cross
  • Casablanca
  • Your Name.
  • Broken Blossoms
  • What Did the Lady Forget?
  • 50/50
  • The Red Shoes
  • Dreams
  • Sawdust and Tinsel
  • The Dying Swan
  • The Kid
  • A Ship to India
  • Sully
  • Moana
  • Rashomon
  • Madadayo
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Harakiri
  • Juno
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • A United Kingdom
  • The Tree of Life
  • Allied
  • Black Hawk Down
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Celebration
  • It Rains on Our Love
  • Rocky
  • The Room
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Part 1
  • Inside Job
  • Ivan Vasilyevich Changes His Profession
  • American History X
  • The Third Man
  • Paterson
  • Brink of Life
  • Under the Shadow
  • Creepy
  • Weiner
  • The Handmaiden
  • Neruda
  • Arrival
  • The Salesman
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • The Red Turtle
  • The Accountant
  • Tickled
  • American Honey
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • The Exorcist
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Suspiria
  • The Babadook
  • Akira
  • I, Daniel Blake
  • Kill List
  • Day of the Dead
  • Doctor Strange
  • Possession
  • Re-Animator
  • Hour of the Wolf
  • Only God Forgives
  • Poltergeist
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Carrie
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Inferno
  • Scream
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Frankenstein
  • Jack Reacher
  • Bikini Swamp Girl Massacre
  • The Birds
  • Frankenstein Created Woman
  • Phase IV
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Psycho
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Ace Attorney
  • Angels & Demons
  • War on Everyone
  • Nosferatu
  • Psycho
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • Saw
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Hills Have Eyes
  • The Thing
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • Dogville
  • Sicario
  • Mommy
  • Trainspotting
  • Swiss Army Man
  • Under the Skin
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • The Skin I Live In
  • The Witch
  • Boyhood
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Magnolia
  • Carol
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • An American in Paris
  • The Martian
  • Satantango
  • Somewhere
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Hard to Be a God
  • Goodbye to Language
  • Hell or High Water
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Short Term 12
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Milk
  • Persepolis
  • A Prophet
  • David Brent: Life on the Road
  • The Titfield Thunderbolt
  • Passport to Pimlico
  • Hue and Cry
  • Prehistoric Women
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • The Man in the White Suit
  • The Viking Queen
  • Aliens vs Predator: Requiem
  • AVP: Alien vs. Predator
  • The Full Monty
  • Prometheus
  • Three Colors: Red
  • Three Colors: White
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Unbreakable
  • Three Kings
  • Das Boot
  • Johnny English
  • The Woman in Black
  • The Amityville Horror
  • The Happening
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The King and I
  • Oliver!
  • Platoon
  • West Side Story
  • Superbad
  • The Room
  • Suicide Squad
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Tomboy
  • My Fair Lady
  • Jonah Hex
  • Titanic
  • Superman
  • The Sound of Music
  • Carol
  • Finding Dory
  • Barry Lyndon
  • Jason Bourne
  • They Live
  • Girlhood
  • Alien³
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Thirst
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • The Gospel According to Matthew
  • Green Lantern
  • The Neon Demon
  • Ghostbusters
  • Beasts of No Nation
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Neon Demon
  • United 93
  • Pain & Gain
  • City Girl

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Highly rated films Darren missed

  • Lemonade
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Bo Burnham: Make Happy
  • One More Time with Feeling
  • 13th
  • Martírio
  • Cameraperson
  • How to Build a Time Machine

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