Pedro’s Top Ten Films of 2016!

Dec 2, 2016 by Savannah Taylor on The Nickelodeon Blog

Every year, the Nick staff gets together and reflects on their favorite Nick programming from the past year. Check out Education Instructor and Programming Coordinator, Pedro Lopez De Victoria’s top ten films of 2016!

 

Matilda

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Director: Danny Devito

A part of our Summer Family Favorites series
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

 

Xanadu

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Director: Robert Greenwald

A part of First Friday Lowbrow Cinema Explosion!
The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

 

The Handmaiden

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Director: Park Chan-wook

A Foreign Focus first-run film
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

 

The Lobster

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Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

 

Anomalisa

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Director: Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman

A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

 

Cameraperson

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Director: Kirsten Johnson

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

 

Moonlight

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Director: Barry Jenkins

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

 

Jacqueline (Argentine)

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Director: Bernardo Britto

An Indie Grits 2016 official selection
Holed up in a small Argentine town with a cache of secret documents, an eccentric French fugitive reaches out to a lonely film director to document her triumphant revelation of an international conspiracy. As she hums pop songs and dodges their questions, the crew grows increasingly suspicious of their purpose.

 

Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona

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Director: Harry Israelson

Following his fourth studio album, acclaimed musician Chaz Bundick, otherwise known as Toro Y Moi, brings to the screen a sonic experience featuring all new live arrangements. Filmed in the middle of the Mojave desert, Toro Y Moi: Live from Trona presents an entire concert album, recorded live beneath the geological wonders known as the Trona Pinnacles.

 

Blue Velvet

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Director: David Lynch

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Blue Velvet
The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

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