Waters, NYCC, Sight & Sound Award 2016 Films

The end of year review floodgates continue to hit this week with two more best of lists and another bunch of awards handed out by a major critics group.

First up, filmmaker John Waters has published his annual and often eclectic list of his ten best films of 2016 with “Krisha” taking the top spot followed by “Tickled,” “Everybody Wants Some,” “Roar,” “Wiener-Dog,” “Elle,” “Julieta,” “Like Cattle Towards Glow,” “Valley of Love,” and “A Quiet Passion”. Amusingly he calls Linklater’s ‘Everybody’ the “best accidentally gay movie ever made by a known heterosexual director”.

Next comes the Sight & Sound poll which is up at BFI and includes an amazing batch of films with the top 10 consisting of “Toni Erdmann,” “Moonlight,” “Elle,” “Certain Women,” “American Honey,” “I Daniel Blake,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Things to Come,” “Paterson” and “The Death of Louis XIV”.

Finally, The New York Film Critics Circle has selected “La La Land” as the best film of 2016. Despite that, “Manchester by the Sea” was the big winner with best actor, writer and supporting actress. “Moonlight” scored director and supporting actor. “Toni Erdmann” took foreign language, “Zootopia” was best animated, “The Edge of Seventeen” and “Krisha” best first film, and “O.J.: Made in America” best documentary.