Max Shatan, ‘18
Arrival: Noam Chomsky saves the world from giant pebbles.
Fences: Denzel Washington talks for two and a half hours.
Hidden Figures: Aside from substantial historical content, film was produced for great pun value.
Hacksaw Ridge: Andrew Garfield tries to save wounded actors from an irate Mel Gibson without touching a weapon.
Hell or High Water: A “Neo-Western,” so like a Western but with reverse mortgages and less fun.
Manchester by the Sea: Actors practice Boston accents for hours on end but a lot of people end die and/or end up sad instead.
Lion: Dev Patel looks on Google Maps for a place to get a haircut, but comes up empty handed.
La La Land: A gripping three-act study of race, sexuality, and identity that is one of the most thought provoking films of the year.
Moonlight: A gripping three-act study of race, sexuality, and identity that is one of the most thought provoking films of the year.