2016

Josh Larsen Josh Larsen’s year in review

Josh’s highest rated films

  • Un Chien Andalou

    ★★★★★

  • Rear Window

    ★★★★★

  • Jaws

    ★★★★★

  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★★

  • Rushmore

    ★★★★★

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

  • Hail, Caesar!

    ★★★★½

  • The Fits

    ★★★★½

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

    ★★★★½

  • Daughters of the Dust

    ★★★★½

  • The Blair Witch Project

    ★★★★½

  • Young Frankenstein

    ★★★★½

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    ★★★★½

  • Unfriended

    ★★★★½

  • The Lobster

    ★★★★½

  • Cemetery of Splendour

    ★★★★½

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 160 Films watched
  • 13.3 Average per month
  • 3.1 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

45 Years

Jan 5

Most Watched

The Lobster

3 times

Moana

twice

La La Land

twice

Last Film

Moana

Dec 31

Genres, Countries & Languages

Drama
91 films
Comedy
52 films
Adventure
39 films
Romance
33 films
Thriller
25 films
Action
24 films
Family
21 films
Fantasy
20 films
Music
17 films
Sci Fi
16 films
USA
121 films
UK
29 films
France
21 films
Germany
11 films
Canada
9 films
Ireland
7 films
Sweden
4 films
Taiwan
4 films
China
4 films
Spain
4 films
English
142 films
French
20 films
Spanish
10 films
German
10 films
Russian
6 films
Japanese
4 films
Romanian
3 films
Latin
3 films
Swedish
3 films

Breakdown

2016 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Stars

Directors

Crew

Josh’s most liked review

The Revenant

★★★★

Another look allowed me to focus more on the alternate reading that's suggested by the title. (Spoilers ahead.)

You could make the case that Glass dies shortly after he lies down next to the body of his dead son. (There's a particularly potent cutaway shot to the sun piercing through…

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Josh’s most liked list

Top 30 Films of 2015

Time to move on to 2016.

A sentence on each of the top ten is here: www.larsenonfilm.com/top-ten-films-of-2015

The Filmspotting roundtable discussion of our picks starts here: www.filmspotting.net/reviews/1413-567-top-10-of-2015-pt-1.html

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Highs and Lows

Highest Average

Rear Window
Average weighted rating:

4.3

Lowest Average

The Ridiculous 6
Average weighted rating:

1.6

Most Popular

La La Land
Average weighted rating:

4.0

Most Obscure

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Average weighted rating:

3.2

Films watched in 2016

  • Moana
  • Fences
  • La La Land
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Jackie
  • A Monster Calls
  • The Handmaiden
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Love & Friendship
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • Julieta
  • Sausage Party
  • Paterson
  • Silence
  • La La Land
  • Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids
  • The Fits
  • Don't Breathe
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Toni Erdmann
  • Tower
  • American Honey
  • Elf
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Allied
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Moana
  • Cameraperson
  • Under the Shadow
  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Loving
  • The Witness
  • The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
  • Moonlight
  • Death in the Garden
  • Doctor Strange
  • Krisha
  • Sing Street
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
  • Footloose
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Certain Women
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Shallows
  • L'Age d'Or
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Un Chien Andalou
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Snowden
  • Blair Witch
  • Heaven & Earth
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • Sully
  • Born on the Fourth of July
  • National Velvet
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Carefree
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Rams
  • Morris from America
  • Pete's Dragon
  • The Happening
  • Unfriended
  • The Little Prince
  • 1001 Grams
  • Hell or High Water
  • The Lobster
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Suicide Squad
  • Batman Returns
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Jason Bourne
  • Wonder Woman
  • Microbe and Gasoline
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Le Havre
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Shall We Dance
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Fits
  • Rear Window
  • In a Better World
  • Jaws
  • Cemetery of Splendour
  • Charlotte's Web
  • The BFG
  • The Neon Demon
  • The Witches
  • Finding Dory
  • De Palma
  • Piper
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • Finding Dory
  • Swing Time
  • The Ridiculous 6
  • Body Double
  • The Royal Tenenbaums
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Sunset Song
  • Lemonade
  • You, the Living
  • The Lobster
  • The Man Without a Past
  • The Nice Guys
  • Hollywood Shuffle
  • West Side Story
  • April and the Extraordinary World
  • Songs from the Second Floor
  • High-Rise
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • The Jungle Book
  • Follow the Fleet
  • Keanu
  • Last Days in the Desert
  • The Invitation
  • Green Room
  • Alien
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Rushmore
  • Midnight Special
  • Pee-wee's Big Holiday
  • Zootopia
  • Ishtar
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Amy
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • The Lobster
  • Cleopatra
  • Mikey and Nicky
  • Ashes of Time
  • Spotlight
  • The Big Short
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
  • Knight of Cups
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Roberta
  • The Witch
  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Straight Story
  • The Revenant
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Why Worry?
  • A New Leaf
  • Son of Saul
  • Newsies
  • Field of Dreams
  • Room
  • Brooklyn
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Love & Mercy
  • March of the Penguins
  • Grandma
  • 45 Years

Highly rated films Josh missed

  • Bo Burnham: Make Happy
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • One More Time with Feeling
  • 13th
  • Martírio
  • Aquarius
  • A Silent Voice
  • How to Build a Time Machine

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