Just fucking shitty. That's all there is to it. I always look forward to that post-Summer gauntlet of solid films competing for the Oscars, but 2016 has been weak. And unless I have just missed them it has not really produced ANY films that I feel are strong candidates for Best Picture. 2013 gave us The Wolf of Wall Street, Philomena, Her and Dallas Buyer's Club. 2014 gave us films like Birdman, Whiplash, The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Sniper. 2015 gave us The Revenant, Room, Bridge of Spies and Spotlight. But what has 2016 given us? Arrival was good, but I don't know that I'd call it a GREAT film. Hell or High Water was also good, but Best Picture good? Same for Hacksaw Ridge. But like I said, maybe I've just missed them. If so, please inform me. What strong films have come out this year that passed me by?