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2016 Critics Selections

Amidst a diverse and compelling selection of films, the jury’s hearts were captured by “Moonlight,” directed by Barry Jenkins. This poignant and intimate coming-of-age drama explored the struggles of identity, self-discovery, and acceptance in a tough Miami neighborhood. With its innovative narrative structure and powerful performances from a talented ensemble cast, “Moonlight” left an enduring impact on both critics and audiences alike. Jenkins’ masterful direction and the film’s exploration of complex themes made “Moonlight” a timeless classic that earned the highest honor at the New York Film Festival.

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January 2016:

  • Film: “La La Land” Director: Damien Chazelle

February 2016:

  • Film: “Moonlight” Director: Barry Jenkins

March 2016:

  • Film: “Zootopia” Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

April 2016:

  • Film: “The Jungle Book” Director: Jon Favreau

May 2016:

  • Film: “Captain America: Civil War” Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

June 2016:

  • Film: “The Nice Guys” Director: Shane Black

July 2016:

  • Film: “Swiss Army Man” Directors: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

August 2016:

  • Film: “Hell or High Water” Director: David Mackenzie

September 2016:

  • Film: “Sully” Director: Clint Eastwood

October 2016:

  • Film: “Arrival” Director: Denis Villeneuve

November 2016:

  • Film: “Manchester by the Sea” Director: Kenneth Lonergan

December 2016:

  • Film: “La La Land” Director: Damien Chazelle

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