A lot of people crapped all over 2016. And justifiably so. But… …on a personal level… …I had a pretty great 2016.
Let me just run down what was so rad about my year:
I got married
I had my most financially successful work year
I traveled to Japan, Hollywood, Wisconsin, and Florida
I was in the studio audience for The Price is Right
I participated on a 48 hour film festival team
The Miami Dolphins made the playoffs
I won the championship in one of my fantasy football leagues
I ate a ton of pizza… …like *a lot* of pizza
Even though my busy work life sort of hurt the frequency that I post around here, I still kept up the best I could. And I even did two pretty hefty lists which people seemed to enjoy, the 50 Best Films of the Last 5 Years (in honor of Dino Bone’s 5 year anniversary), and The Most Mediocre Movies of the Last 15 Years.
The only really bad 2016 things that directly affected me were a really painful/annoying root canal, and a really painful/annoying presidential election.
But I think I owe all the good things that happened because last year I evened out all my zen with a 91 haiku 2015 film list. I gifted it to the cosmos and they aligned a few things nicely in my favor.
So in hopes to get my 2017 in good form from the start, I now present you with haikus for the 100 movies that I watched in 2016, including a few movies I’ve seen in the last week that I never reviewed (and probably never will because I’m too busy). I’m also including The Revenant, Anomalisa, and Room because they got wide release in January (sorry, I don’t live in NY or LA) and they didn’t make my list last year. Shut up! Enjoy!