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 4: Dazed and Confused (1993)

This week, the guys discuss Richard Linklater’s seminal 1993 coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused, talking about what exactly it is about the film that has placed it firmly in the company of the most classic films to come out of the ’90s. They look at the way that the character of Wooderson came to shape the career of Matthew McConaughey and wonder how much of that character is Wooderson and how much of him is Matt Mac himself, Linklater’s vision of humanity that perfectly depicts what it’s like to be a young, vulnerable high schooler just looking for acceptance, and think about how a film so steeped in simpler times will hold up with future generations. The film has a real sense of nostalgia attached to it, so they also revisit their own high school experiences, recalling the worst times they were ever busted for partying by their parents and reminiscing about the when they met each other, way back when.

Dazed and Confused (1993)
Director
Richard Linklater
Stars
Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Milla Jovovich, Ben Affleck, Adam Goldberg, Joey Lauren Adams

Selected By
Anders

4.4

Aired Friday, April 17, 2015
This week, the guys discuss Richard Linklater's seminal 1993 coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused, talking about what exactly it is about the film that has placed it firmly in the company of the most classic films to come out of the '90s. They look at the way that the character of Wooderson came to shape the career of Matthew McConaughey and wonder how much of that character is Wooderson and how much of him is Matt Mac himself, Linklater's vision of humanity that perfectly depicts what it's like to be a young, vulnerable high schooler just looking for acceptance, and think about how a film so steeped in simpler times will hold up with future generations. The film has a real sense of nostalgia attached to it, so they also revisit their own high school experiences, recalling the worst times they were ever busted for partying by their parents and reminiscing about the when they met each other, way back when.