In the top 10 of the most popular magazine Time entered asfilms that were released in wide distribution around the world, as well as festival and experimental paintings released in 2016, but still not shown in a number of countries.
10th place - "Otmel"
Chamber dramatic thriller directed by HaumeCollet-Serra let the actress Blake Lively for almost an hour and a half own the attention of the audience. The main shooting of the picture, the main character of which is keen on surfing, took place on the territory of the Lord Howe Island, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Australia. According to the plot, an American Nancy comes to Mexico to "catch a wave": here, on one of the deserted beaches, her mother used to ride on the "board". However, meeting with a giant hungry shark turns her paradise vacation into a real nightmare.
9th place - "To each his own"
Director Richard Linklater described hisnew work as a "spiritual sequel" of his 1993 picture "Under the buzz and confusion". The film tells about the suddenly changed life of a guy named Jake: enrolling in the first year of college, he is populated in a hostel and plunges headlong into a vicious whirlpool of student life in the 1980s. Sexual revolution, drunken parties, sleepless nights, light drugs, expensive clothes and the best music - all this seems to be the meaning of existence until Jake has to face the consequences of his own carelessness.
8 place - La La Land
The expression "La La Land" is not only a nicknameLos Angeles, but also the designation of the departure from the cruel reality in the land of dreams and fantasies. A new picture by Damien Shazell, marked by the Golden Lion of the Venice Film Festival, is about this: the young starlet Mia brings coffee to the movie stars, dreaming to be on the big screen one day, and the talented jazz player Sebastian is forced to interrupt by accidental earnings at the bar. However, the path to the desired success can change their relationship - can love be stronger than the desired glory?
7 place - "Tower"
Documentary directed by Keith Maitlanddevoted to the terrible events that occurred on August 1, 1966. On this day, the sniper climbed to the top floor of the tower of the University of Texas and opened fire. For 96 minutes he held the entire campus hostage: when the shots ceased, sixteen people were killed, and more than thirty were injured. In the picture, an amazing combination of eyewitness recollections, documentary chronicles and animated narrative.
6th place - Manchester by the Sea
Kenneth Lonergan's drama with Casey Affleck and MichelleWilliams tells the story of the unsuccessful Lee, a simple plumber who is forced to return to his hometown after his brother's sudden death. Lee is appointed guardian of a nephew, a teenager, and they both have to face the unpleasant secrets of the past of their family.
5 place - "Silence"
A new project by Martin Scorsese gathered immediatelyseveral star names: it was played by Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. According to the story in the XVII century, two Jesuit priests are subjected to violence and persecution during the wanderings around Japan, where they came to find their mentor and tell the locals about the Christian gospel. According to Scorsese himself, Shusaku Endo's novel attracted him as a Catholic with his subject of silence of the Lord at the present suffering in the world.
4 place - "She"
Paul Verhoven - a director to whom you can notto be indifferent, therefore his creative alliance with eccentric and ready for any experiments Isabelle Huppert was doomed to close attention from the audience. The main character of the picture Michelle Leblanc, the 49-year-old owner of the company for the development of video games, in appearance - a successful woman. However, even a passing romance with her best friend's husband is not able to bring even a little satisfaction into her life. Once a stranger in a mask breaks into her house, brutally beats her and rapes her, after which Michel understands that she feels a strange craving for him.
3 place - "Laving"
Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865, but stillmost recently, in 1967, in some states interracial marriages were legally banned. The world premiere of the film took place on May 16, 2016 at the Cannes Film Festival. The film tells about the wife of Laving (their roles were played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who are sentenced to imprisonment for entering into interracial marriage. The film's history is based on a real court case "Laving v. Virginia".
2nd place - Paterson
Jim Jarmusch's new tape is a driver's storya bus named Paterson (Adam Driver), who lives a routine life in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. In fact, his life is very romantic: in his spare time he writes poetry for his beloved wife Laura. Paterson wears the beauty of everyday life in poetry and meets poets everywhere. This is the magic of the city - the homeland of the poets Allen Ginsberg and William Carlos Williams. Paterson writes on the table and does not even dream of publishing, but one small event changes his plans.
1 st place - "Moonlight"
The film-directed director Barry Jenkins in threeparts about the life of African-American Chiron: a child, a teenager and an adult male living in Miami during the heyday of drug trafficking. Experiencing a family crash, conflicts with peers and awareness of their unconventional orientation, the mature Chiron is in a constant and painful search for ways to accept himself.