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The Best Films of 2016

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Oh 2016, you terrible year. What general miserableness was foisted upon us these past 12 months. Providing a light in the gloom were movies released this year; a great selection from which it was difficult to draw a top 10. But, we managed it and proudly present what we regard as the year’s best releases.

Before we get to that list, firstly a shout-out to those films that skirted the Top 10 but which didn’t make it in.  Ironically, we couldn’t find room for Room, Green Room, or The Keeping RoomCaptain America: Civil War was the only summer blockbuster worth bothering with, but again didn’t make the grade. Elvis & Nixon, The Nice Guys, Bone Tomahawk, The Hateful Eight, Creed. We salute you, but there were still 10 movies we placed above them.

Here they are – in reverse order as is cus...

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X-Men: Apocalypse & The Nice Guys – The Electric Shadows Podcast

Rob Daniel & Rob Wallis go proper feature length for a discussion of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. In an in-depth, some might even say indulgent, talk track our intrepid podcasters get to grips with Singer’s latest X-movie, including why that Auschwitz scene was a really bad idea, and looks at the supercool silliness of Black’s latest neo-noir knockabout.

More of Rob Wallis’ musing on movies can be found at his site Of All The Film Blogs. Check it out (after listening to the podcast)…

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The Nice Guys

The-Nice-Guys-posterDirector: Shane Black

Writer: Shane Black, Anthony Ragarozzi

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Keith David

Cert: 15

Running time: 123mins

Year: 2016




What’s the story: Down-on-his-luck cop turned private investigator Holland March (Gosling) and world-wearied hired muscle Jackson Healy (Crowe) discover the cases of a missing girl and a dead porn star take them on a wild journey through 1977 Los Angeles.

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What’s the verdict: Despite bringing home a cool $1.2bn with Iron Man 3, Shane Black directs The Nice Guys like a man told this will be his last ever movie...

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