Each year, my German published, Pendragon Verlag, asks its authors to contribute a freestyle year-in-review column for the CrimeMag website. This year I chose to write about films.
Here in the States, 2016 was a challenging year in many respects, and I’m happy to see the end of it. However, it was a pretty good year for movies. Here are four that stood out for me:
Ben Johnson as the Ranger, and Alan and Jesse Vint as the brothers.
a major MAD MAX homage about halfway through the film. Michael Parks, as a burned-out Vietnam vet/neo-Nazi, steals every scene he’s in – as usual.
including Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight”) to great effect.
It’s a movie rich with ideas and mystery, and an ending that sneaks up on you. I found it deeply moving.