I had no intention of doing this because I don't really like to show my hand halfway through the year over what will make my end-of-year lists, but... well I never even got around to making a best-of-year list last year, so maybe keeping track like this will help spur me on come January? And when I actually went through the first six months of 2016 it turned out that -- as long as I don't include films I saw at the Tribeca Film Festival which haven't been properly released yet -- there are pretty much exactly five movies I'd want to single out for extra special attention anyway. So let's! Here's my list of...
The Five Best Movies of 2016's First Half...
(dir Todd Solondz) REVIEW
(dir. Karyn Kusama) REVIEW
(dir. Luca Guadagnino) REVIEW