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This week, Neil Calloway questions another films of the year list…
On Friday, Sight & Sound Magazine announced their top films of 2016. It’s an eye-opening list, though perhaps for the wrong reasons.
According to the critics surveyed, Toni Erdmann is the winner. You’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s the name of Angela Merkel’s deputy, but it turns out to be an Austrian-German comedy. If you haven’t seen it, it’s because it hasn’t been released in the UK or Us yet. It’s been shown at Cannes, and at the London Film Festival, but its general release is yet to come, and you can be sure when it does come it won’t make it to the Showcase in Walsall.
Sight & Sound bills itself as “The International Film Magazine”, but it is still the in-house magazine of the British Film Institute. Despite this, of »
- Neil Calloway
Matt Edwards Aug 2, 2016
Yes there was. Honestly, yes. No, not particularly.
I think we might have all been understating the cultural importance of the film Crocodile Dundee. It’s sort of mandatory that you do, I think, if you value your sanity. In 1986, when the film came out, it was a massive success at the box office. It grossed $174m in the Us, making it the second highest grossing film of the year, taking just $2m less than Top Gun. The films writers, including Paul Hogan, were nominated for an Oscar. As much as I think Crocodile Dundee is a fun film, that’s a lot to take in.
In the 1980s, the box office charts looked different to the charts of today. Where now multiplex listings are dominated by brands and superhero films with wince-inducing budgets, »
2 items from 2016
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