2016 has come and gone and though by the year’s half-way mark it looked like it might be one of the poorest movie years in some time, the latter part turned out to be an abundance of riches, offering up more than enough great movies to make up for the mostly dreadful first half.
So what did we think of last year’s movie crop? What turned out to be our favorites and not so faves? On this momentous episode of Girls on Pop – not only is this our first episode of 2017 but also our first in the double digits – I’m joined by newly minted Row Three contributor and all-around awesome movie maven Melissa McDowell (@MelsyTweets) to count down our favourite movies of 2016.
Along the way we also talk about the poor state of women in Hollywood, some of the close calls that didn’t quite make the list and one or two underrated gems just waiting for discovery.
We can also be contacted via email – firstname.lastname@example.org!
Opening Music: Nicholas Britell’s “Little’s Theme“
Marina’s Top 10
10. Personal Shopper
9. OJ: Made in America
7. A Bigger Splash / Hello, My Name is Doris
6. Kate Plays Christine
5. American Honey
4. Manchester by the Sea
Melissa’s Top 10
9. American Honey
8. Sing Street
7. The Fits
5. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
4. Embrace the Serpent
3. I, Daniel Blake
1. Melissa’s article on best female-directed movies of 2016
2. Shia LaBeouf interview on Happy Sad Confused
Closing Music: Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka’s “Lion Theme“