A – Amy Adams, the multi Oscar nominated actress gave two fantastic performances this year.
B – Beatles – The subject of one of the best and highest profile documentaries of the year.
C – Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane was the most random sequels, it came totally out of leftfield, but really worked.
D – Deadpool, for bringing the fun back to comic book movies.
E – Edge of Seventeen, the best teen movie of the year, the best teen movie for many years.
F – Ford, Tom Ford, for proving he had more than one great movie in him.
G – Green Room, the best horror/horror thriller of the year.
H – Harley Quinn, The one great thing about the otherwise disappointing Suicide Squad.
I – I, Daniel Blake, the best social realist movie of the year.
J – Johnson, Dakota Johnson, who proved there is so much more to her than Anastasia Steele with great performances in How to Be Single, A Bigger Splash and briefly in Black Mass.
K – Kubo and the Two Strings, best animation of the year.
L – La La Land, Ok, so this one is a cheat, I haven’t seen this film and won’t until 2017, but it has great buzz and I can’t think of anything for the letter L.
M – Mag Crews, American Honey introduced us to this uniquely American profession.
N – Noel Clarke, the one man British film industry completes his Hood trilogy with Brotherhood.
O – Oscar whitewash, all nominations in the major Oscar categories where white this year, Michael B. Jordan being the most notable snub.
P – Pedro Almodóvar, after the brilliant but very different The Skin I Live In and the disappointing I’m So Excited! Almodóvar returns to what he does best with Julieta.
Q – Quentin Tarantino, the always interesting director returned with a novel spin on the western with The Hateful Eight.
R – Reacher, Jack Reacher, returned for a second outing.
S – Sing Street, one of my favourite movies of the year that seemed to come from nowhere.
T – Taika Waititi, the New Zealand director follows up the brilliant What We Do in the Shadows with the equally great Hunt for the Wilderpeople making next years Thor: Ragnarok suddenly interesting.
U – United Kingdom, In the year of Brexit and Trump, A United Kingdom reminds us that as a nation we weren’t always as great as we have been let to believe.
V – Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve – The director of the moment whose movies will make my top ten for the second year in a row.
W – Will Smith, with three movie releases and a couple more in the can, one of the biggest movie stars in the world is well and truly back.
X – X Wings, more great X Wing action in Rogue One proves The Force Awakens wasn’t a fluke.
Y – Yelchin, Anton Yelchin, star of green room and Star Trek who was tragically killed this year.
Z – Zombies, British zombie flick, The Girl with All the Gifts is the most original take on the genre in over a decade.