Top 20, 2016, New Zealand Release

Everything after #7 is pretty dart-throwy, to be honest.

Films that do not count as 2016 New Zealand releases that will be in the running for my 2016 Skandies poll: CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR, CREEPY, EVOLUTION, MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART, SILENCE, THE LOBSTER, OJ MADE IN AMERICA, THE ACADEMY OF MUSES, HOMO SAPIENS, PERVERT PARK, THE ALCHEMIST'S COOKBOOK.

Next 30 or so, alphabetical order, all films I recommend to some degree: 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, BASEBALL, A BIGGER SPLASH, BLOOD FATHER, THE DAUGHTER, DOGLEGS, ELLE, EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, THE FITS, A FLICKERING TRUTH, HACKSAW RIDGE, HAIL CAESAR!, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, I DANIEL BLAKE, IN THE SHADOW OF WOMEN, KUNG FU PANDA 3, LES DEMONS, LOST AND BEAUTIFUL, MISS PEREGRINE'S, NERVE, OPERATION…

  • Cameraperson
  • Carol
  • Paterson
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Green Room
  • On An Unknown Beach
  • Kate Plays Christine
  • Doctor Strange
  • Personal Shopper
  • The Wailing
  • Train to Busan
  • La La Land
  • No Home Movie
  • The Age of Shadows
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Hell or High Water
  • Anomalisa
  • The Handmaiden
  • Don't Breathe
  • Free In Deed