Film and TV

Our Critics' Picks for the Best Films of 2016

Complicated subjects dominated cinema in 2016. Take The Lobster, a strange story about finding love (or not finding love) in the modern world, or Moonlight, in which director Barry Jenkins inspected the psyche of a gay black man growing up in poverty in south Florida. Our critics reviewed them all and picked their favorites, which are listed below by month and include their respective shortened reviews.

January
The Treasure
February
Cemetery of Splendor
Embrace of the Serpent
Knight of Cups
March
City of Gold
Everybody Wants Some!!
Fireworks Wednesday
Krisha
My Golden Days
River of Grass
Too Late
April
A Hologram for the King
Hockney
Sworn Virgin
The Tale of Tales
Green Room
The Jungle Book
Showman
May
Holy Hell
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
Weiner
The Lobster
Love & Friendship
Sunset Song
Dheepan
Dragon Inn

Keep reading for more of our critics' picks for 2016.

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