2016 was another great year in movies. From the low-budget indie flicks that made major waves like Hell or High Water and Don't Breathe to the massive super hero epics like Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War, it was another year with a little something for everyone in the Bit Players. There were memorable songs, memorable characters, memorable moments all across the board. There were laughs, tears, frights, and action. It seems like every year gets better and better to be a movie fan as the ability to make a film reaches more and more creative fingertips, and 2016 was no exception. Bit Player favorites like Richard Linklater and the Coen Brothers delivered more of the same greatness we've come to expect, but newcomers like Robert Eggers and the continually impressive Jeremy Saulnier firmly placed themselves on the "to watch" list with their 2016 entries. Read below to find out everything we loved about this year, including best films, acting performances, music, scenes, writing, cinematography, and more.
"It's about finding out who you are. You gotta tune in, man. You guys want to try a little telepathic stuff?"
"I said a lot of terrible things to you. My heart was broken, and I know yours is broken, too."
"Jazz is about the future."
The Coen Brothers
"Would that it were so simple."
Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush
"I don't... know. What... do... you... call... a... three-humped... camel?"
"Will we die, just a little?"
**Light Saber Woosh**
"I will guide thy hand."
"Welcome to Seb's."
The Russo Brothers