This week MostlyFilm is looking back on 2016 – the cultural year, rather than the cavalcade of horrors which have replaced “news”. To start with, let’s talk music…
Yesterday we brought you Paul Duane’s takedown of (almost) everything 1986 has to offer the dedicated cineaste, so today we redress the balance with some of our contributors’ favourite memories of the year that saw the birth of Pixar, Ghibli and The Simpsons, though the animated film we’ve selected below is a little less cheery than any of those.
Preamble: Hello! You’re looking smashing. And we are popping in between appointments with the hair stylist and the jeweller to let you know that from (approximately) 10.30 this evening, UK time, we will be bringing you our fifth annual Oscars liveblog coverage, kicking off with incisive and knowledgeable (YMMV) commentary on the red carpet and powering through with the aid of tequila and Wotsits until 5am when The Revenant wins Best Picture and we can all go home.
Some of our favourite feature films of the year, and one short…
Thoughts on The Leftovers, Doctor Foster, Unforgotten, Last Night Tonight with John Oliver. and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
So it’s that time of year again. On Wednesday we’ll be writing about some of our favourite telly of the year, and next week we’ll bring you some thoughts on some of the films of the year. But first, a musical palate-cleanser.
Woh woh, we’re livin’ on a prayer and so on. For our half-year review, we asked MostlyFilm contributors old and new to write a bit about one of their favourite things from the last six months. These is whats they wrotes.
Did you sleep through the Oscars? Never fear, we had your back.
Kicking off our Oscar coverage, Spank the Monkey and Indy Datta take a look at this year’s Oscar nominated short films after the jump.
This last look at the best films of 2014 will change your life. Or at least help you discover a fun place to hang out on the internet.