Episode 122: Favorite Films Of 2016

This is the end!  (Don't worry I didn't play The Doors song in this episode). Well, no, of course, it isn't actually the end.  But this is the last episode where I officially host.  Fear not, there will be bonus episodes and I’ll be guesting from time to time throughout the year.  Give all your support to Al & Brad when they begin in three weeks on the Danny Boyle episode.  Of course, this is the year-end spectacular for 2016 and it should come as no surprise that it’s 4 hours long.  I enlisted the help of two great friends of mine to contribute their thoughts on the year that was, as well as sharing their favorite films of 2016.  Supporting Characters’ very own Bill Ackerman as well as Film Jive co-host Zach Betonte expand with me in great detail about memorable moments in film from the year that was!  We also continue the tradition of sub-categories, listener & past guest contributions, 2016 favorites from the fans, and so much more!  Obviously, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t begin with an introduction and a farewell.  I’ll miss hosting, but I will continue to be behind-the-scenes every step of the way.  It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege hosting this show, and you can always find me on either the Now Playing Network or at Voices & Visions - Jim

00:00 - 09:18 - Introduction / Farewell
09:19 - 36:42 -  Overall Thoughts On 2016
36:43 - 01:45:50 - Sub-Categories (Best Actress, etc.)
01:45:51 - 01:52:10 - Regina & Andrew’s Lists!
01:52:11 - 02:26:16 - Numbers #25 - #11
02:26:17 - 02:29:14 - More Listener Lists!
02:29:15 - 03:57:37 - Our Top Ten Favorite Films Of 2016
03:57:38 - 04:03:45 - Final Round Of Listener Lists (Thank You Zach & Bill)
04:03:46 - 04:09:30 - Outro / Final Parody Song

Cinema Scope: "Moonlight" Review
Jake Barningham on Vimeo
Patrick Ripoll's Review of THE ILLINOIS PARABLES

Year In Film:  2016 Ranked - Top 50 Are Films I Liked, Top 30 I Really Liked, Top Ten I Loved

Zach’s Favorite Films: 2016

25.) "Loving" (Dir. Jeff Nichols)

24.) "Burning Mountains Which Spew Flame" (Dir. Helen Giron & Samuel L. Delgado)

23.) "Never Eat Alone" (Dir. Sofia Bohdanowicz)

22.) "Things To Come" (Dir. Mia Hansen-Love)

21.) "Sunset Song" (Dir. Terence Davies)

20.) "Elle" (Dir. Paul Verhoeven)

19.) "Cilaos" (Dir. Camilo Restrepo)

18.) "Indefinite Pitch" (Dir. James N. Kienitz Wilkins)

17.) "Eldorado XXI" (Dir. Salome Lamas)

16.) "Valley Of Love" (Dir. Guillaume Nicloux)

15.) "Only Yesterday" (Dir. Isao Takahata)

14.) "Cameraperson" (Dir. Kirsten Johnson)

13.) "The Illinois Parables" (Dir. Deborah Stratman)

12.) "Austerlitz" (Dir. Sergey Loznitsa)

11.) "Pink Horses, Blue Oceans" (Dir. Jake Barningham)

10.) "As Without So Within" (Dir. Manuela de Laborde)

09.) "Moonlight" (Dir. Barry Jenkins, 2016)

08.) "The Lobster" (Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015)

07.) "Right Now, Wrong Then" (Dir. Hong Sang-soo)

06.) "The Love Witch" (Dir. Anna Biller)

05.) "Cosmos" (Dir. Andrzej Zulawski)

04.) "Toni Erdmann" (Dir. Maren Ade)

03.) "Certain Women" (Dir. Kelly Reichardt)

02.) "Cemetery Of Splendour" (Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

01.) "Sixty Six" (Dir. Lewis Klahr)

Bill’s Favorite Films Of 2016

1. I OLGA, HEPNAROVA (Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda)

2. CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson)

3. THINGS TO COME (Mia Hansen-Løve)

4. ELLE (Paul Verhoeven)

5. COSMOS (Andrzej Zulawski)

6. THE OTHER SIDE (Roberto Minervini)

7. THE NEON DEMON (Nicolas Winding Refn)

8. A QUIET PASSION (Terrence Davies)

9. CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

10  RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN (Hong Sang-soo)

11. HAPPY HOUR (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)

12. VIKTORIA (Maya Vitkova)

13. PETER AND THE FARM (Tony Stone)


15. YOURSELF AND YOURS (Hong Sang-soo)

16. THE LOBSTER (Yorgos Lanthimos)

17. MY GOLDEN DAYS (Arnaud Desplechin)

18. EVOLUTION (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)

19. OJ: MADE IN AMERICA (Ezra Edelman)

20. KAILI BLUES  (Gan Bi)

21. THE LOVE WITCH (Anna Biller)

22. DO NOT RESIST (Craig Atkinson)

23. THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (Kelly Fremon Craig)

24. DE PALMA (Noah Baumbach, Jake Paltrow)

25. PERSONAL SHOPPER (Olivier Assayas)

Once again thank you and stay tuned for the first appearance of your new hosts, Al & Brad, in about two weeks for the Danny Boyle episode!  Send any comments, feedback, and love to:  directorsclubpodcast@gmail.com