5. Hail, Caesar! – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
For an emblematic and hilarious comedy from its directors, once again accentuating the despairing chaos and meaninglessness of life.
4. The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
For a dystopian satire that both amuses and illuminates.
3. The Club – Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín, Daniel Villalobos
For a taut, rather angry chamber drama on the existential dilemma of insight vs. illusion.
2. Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
For a fairly ingeniously plotted caper. Though some may find it's motif to be a little obvious, a film can't be high-minded unless it is minded.
1. 20th Century Women – Mike Mills
For an incandescent piece of feminist fiction, made from his own experiences.
Runner Up: Everybody Wants Some – Richard Linklater
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