Top 10 Films of 2016

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.

Aired Monday, February 27, 2017

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.

Episode 24: Casino Royale (2006)

Get the Aston Martin gassed up for this week’s episode on Casino Royale, the Bit Players’ (and Daniel Craig’s) first James Bond film, directed by Martin Campbell. They discuss the film’s placement in the overall 007 canon, as well as where Craig himself rates among the Sean Connerys, Timothy Daltons, Roger Moores, and Pierce Brosnans of the world. Much is made of the infamously terrible torture scene orchestrated by ol’ bloody-eye Le Chiffre (played by Mads Mikkelsen) and the very real repercussions on Bond’s own double-ohs going forward in the franchise (perhaps even accounting for his questionable bedding techniques in subsequent films). The guys also give themselves their very own Bond girl names and describe their perfect Bond villain.

Casino Royale (2006)
Director
Martin Campbell
Stars
Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Mads Mikkelsen

Selected By
The Bit Players

3.8

Aired Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Get the Aston Martin gassed up for this week's episode on Casino Royale, the Bit Players' (and Daniel Craig's) first James Bond film, directed by Martin Campbell. They discuss the film's placement in the overall 007 canon, as well as where Craig himself rates among the Sean Connerys, Timothy Daltons, Roger Moores, and Pierce Brosnans of the world. Much is made of the infamously terrible torture scene orchestrated by ol' bloody-eye Le Chiffre (played by Mads Mikkelsen) and the very real repercussions on Bond's own double-ohs going forward in the franchise (perhaps even accounting for his questionable bedding techniques in subsequent films). The guys also give themselves their very own Bond girl names and describe their perfect Bond villain.

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