If 2016’s Worst Films Were Drag Race Competitors

2016 has proven to be a terrible year for life in general but a great one at the movies – even if we have had an abundance of true clunkers. But how can I bring myself to make a worst of the year list? Look, it’s not always fun to talk about bad movies especially when, like me, you just want everything to be great. So: since dwelling on the worst can be a real drag, let’s imagine the movies I hate as something I truly love: the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Because if you can’t love the worst films of the year, how in the hell are you gonna love the best films of the year? And because, for the movies killing the positive vibes, in the words of Detox…

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So what queens embody the year’s worst films?

 

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In Review!: “Sully”

Occasionally there is a film that can make you want to scream at the screen “People don’t talk like this!” Reality in film is never a necessity; language itself can be absurd, heightened, merely a tool to be morphed to serve the film. But sometimes the literal words out of the mouths of characters only reveal the misguided point of view failing the film at play.

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Unfortunately Sully is such a film. A new nadir for director Clint Eastwood, the film shows the director completely asleep at the wheel. It’s a film from a director who has turned off their eyes and ears to the world, completely disassociated from the reality it tries to create. Based on the true story of Captain Chelsea “Sully” Sullenberger (a rare flatline performance from Tom Hanks) and his miraculous emergency water landing of a US Airways passenger plane in 2009, the film becomes accidental farce.

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