Torres’s Top Ten Films of 2016!

Dec 23, 2016 by Pauline on The Nickelodeon Blog

Every year, the Nick staff gets together and reflects on their favorite Nick programming from the past year. Check out Assistant Theater Manager, Torres Perkins’s top ten films of 2016!

 

Space Jam

Director: Joe Pytka

A part of our 2015-16 Filmmaker-in-Residence Josh Yates’ Guest Curated Series.

In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan.

 

The Way of the Dragon

Director:Bruce Lee

A part of our Staff Picks!

A man visits his relatives at their restaurant in Italy and has to help them defend against brutal gangsters harassing them.

 

Room

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

After being abducted seven years ago, a young woman and her now-kindergarten-aged son are held captive in a garden shed. After years of torture and isolation from the outside world, she plots their escape from the man who imprisoned them.

 

Spotlight

Director: Tom McCarthy

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

 

Midnight Special

Director: Jeff Nichols

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child’s special powers.

 

Cameraperson

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.

 

Cover Me

Director: Garrett Bradley

A Daughters: Celebrating Emerging Female Filmmakers of Color selection

A marriage of film and performance art, this feature chronicles a struggling musician’s return to New Orleans.

 

The Handmaiden

Director: Park Chan-Wook

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.

 

Come Around My Way Screening

Come Around My Way is a youth media project in partnership with C.A. Johnson High School. Students use media literacy skills and video production techniques to empower students in their high school careers to produce socially engaging documentaries that deepen their understanding of themselves and broaden their knowledge of their respective neighborhoods. At the end of each school year, the students share their projects at the Nick!

 

Moonlight

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.

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