I, Daniel Blake
Fully deserved for the heartbreaking and heartwarming tale looking at the benefits system in the UK. Set in Newcastle and it really is powerful and hopefully it can be used to actually help the people who are screwed over by the system!
I thought I would put together a new list this year for what I saw in 2016 (here) with the standout male performances of the year, this is going to combine the whole leading and supporting roles. Just what I have been really impressed with!
Let’s take a look at who made the list . . .
2016 was another good year for films released at the cinema and I think the standard was pretty good, I managed to miss a lot of the films that seemed to be regarded as the worst of the year which is always a big bonus!
This time last year (and the year before) I was celebrating a record-breaking total. You know what I have only gone and done it again setting a new record this year, beating last year by a whole 12 films! Which I think is pretty impressive although I seem to be treating it very much like a game now in trying to beat the previous year. Even monthly trying to outdo the year before. I was so close to 80 and I think that will therefore be my target in 2017. Good job I have an Unlimited Card at Cineworld to be able to do this!
2016 – 78 Films
Previous years at the cinema . . .
2015 – 66 Films
2014 – 62 Films
2013 – 59 Films
2012 – 40 Films
2011 – 60 Films
2010 – 33 Films
2009 – 34 Films
2008 – 49 Films
2007 – 39 Films
2006 – 21 Films
Another year is coming to an end which means another Best Film list must be put together. I am sure I will have plenty of choices of films that people won’t agree with, but this is my list so I can pick what I thought was the best out of the films I have watched in 2016.
59 Year old Daniel Blake has recently had a serious heart attack and has been told by his Doctor that it is still not save for him to go back to work. He must then try to be at the right level on the benefits system which shows it has no heart at all. Meeting single mother Katie will give him hope as they both fight to survive.