#NFOTD2016 – A Year in Review

As 2016 comes to a close and we gear up for 2017, the time has come for my #NFOTD2016 post.  As you all know, I have been participating in #NFOTD (New Film of the Day) for the past four years. For those who don’t know, NFOTD was started by film-lover and director of photography, Cybel Martin. Every day for the last year, #NFOTD2016 participants have watched a film that they have never seen before and tweet (and/or Instagram) about it.

Here are my #NFOTD2016 superlatives:

Favorite Theatrical Release: FencesDirector: Denzel Washington

Screenwriter: August Wilson

Cinematographer: Charlotte Bruus Christensen

Starring: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Mykelti WIlliamson

 

Favorite Streaming/Online/At  Home: Miss Sharon JonesDirector: Barbara Kopple

Cinematographer:  Gary Griffin, Tony Hardmon, Kyle Kibbe

Starring: Sharon Jones

 

Favorite Most Obscure aka WTHAIW (What The Hell Am I Watching): Accidental LoveDirector: David O. Russell

Screenwriter: Kristin Gore, Matthew Silverstein, Dave Jeser

Cinematographer: Max Malkin

Starring: Jessica Biel, Jake Gylenhaal, James Marsden, Tracey Morgan

 

Favorite Documentary: 13th Director: Ava DuVernay

Screenwriter: Spencer Averick, Ava DuVernay

Cinematographer: Hans Charles, Kira Kelly

Starring: Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Henry Louis Gates, Newt Gingrich

 

Favorite Better Late Than Never: BasquiatDirector: Julian Schnabel

Screenwriter: Julian Schnabel

Cinematographer: Ron Fortunato

Starring: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro, ClarecForlani

 

Member’s Choice: 9 Rides#nfotd2016

Director: Matthew Cherry

Screenwriter: Matthew Cherry

Cinematographer: Richard J. Vialet

Starring: Dorian Missick, Omar Dorsey, Robinne Lee

 

2016 resolutions

What new to you films did you love this year?  Want to track the films you watch in 2017? Here is the link to the #NFOTDSpreadsheet.  Feel free to save a copy and get to watching!

 

 

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