(Selected from films released in New York theaters during the year and listed in order of preference,)
1.I, DANIEL BLAKE
2. LA LA LAND
4. THINGS TO COME
6. THE INNOCENTS
9. THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER
Other favorites among 2016 films, listed in no special order:
Fences, Neruda, 13th, Elle, Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, The Measure of a Man, OJ: Made in America, Denial, Snowden, Sully, Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, Art Bastard, Mia Madre, Sand Storm, Indignation, Café Society, Florence Foster Jenkins, Toni Erdmann, The Pickle Recipe, Finding Babel, Fire at Sea, A Tale of Love and Darkness, The Birth of a Nation, War Dogs, A Man Called Ove, Anthropoid, Genius, Dough, Papa: Hemingway in Cuba, Louder Than Bombs, Rules Don’t Apply, Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?, Hell or High Water, I Am Not Madame Bovary, I Am Not Your Negro.