Gazette movie buff Michael MacNeill gives his take on 2016's hit movies.

Hidden Figures may sometimes feel a little forced but it's a movie that makes you want to get up and cheer when the theatre lights come on.

La La Land is the must-watch musical of the season, but more importantly is another opportunity to watch true artistry from Damien Chazelle. 


While many critics have debated whether Fences feels too "stagey," the answer is largely irrelevant — this is a theatrical event to be marvelled.


Rogue One is a fun action movie that expands the boundaries of the Star Wars universe with fun nods to the past. The third act alone is worth the price of admission.  

Manchester by the Sea's lifelike storyline and incredible acting ensemble makes it a strong film that has emotional resonance as the theatre lights come on.  

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