Depending on who you ask, 2016 was either a terrible year for motion pictures or an astonishingly good 366 days for film lovers. The discrepancy may have something to do with how many movies you actually watched over the course of the year. If you only went out to the theater to see the big blockbusters you may have been pretty disappointed. But if you went searching for the rich and powerful independent features, you were probably destined to find something incredible.
But what were the best movies of 2016? Our illustrious film critic William Bibbiani already published his long and detailed list, but you don’t have all the time in the world, so here are the top five in the latest rapid-rife installment of Rapid Reviews! It’s the best movies of 2016 in just 6o short seconds, so you can find out which films will blow your mind as quickly as possible.
And hey, come back next week, when Rapid Reviews presents the five WORST films of 2016. That one’s going to sting!
William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most Craved, Rapid Reviews and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.