Heightened Anticipation: 15 English Language Films for 2016

Another year, another 600-700 cinematic releases in the UK and US. Oh, what to watch? It simply isn’t possible to see every worthwhile film that comes out in any given year, and 2016’s release schedule is already filling up. I am certain that I will reach 2017 with dozens of movies from this year still languishing on my “To Watch” list. At the very least I would like to catch each of the English language releases mentioned here, whether for the pedigree of the director, the consistently sound choices of the stars involved or the novelty of an unbroken 140-minute take.

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UK RELEASE REVIEW: THE LOBSTER

★★★★★

Greek writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos’ first film in English serves up the richest, most heartily enjoyable kind of black comedy – one with genuine observations to offer on human nature, constant deadpan absurdity and the occasional punch in the head to keep the audience on their toes.

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