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The most -- and least -- memorable films of 2016

Top 10, bottom five and more movie highlights from the year

The death of cinema has been touted for years, and it's an understandable concern. Hollywood's profit-watching bottom-liners have us in a seemingly endless cycle of superhero movies, sequels, remakes and reboots that increasingly seem to crowd out the freedom and distinctiveness of independent-minded, quirky -- or, better yet, maverick -- creators of big-screen content.

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