My Best Films of 2016

  1. 20th-Century Women (dir. Mike Mills)
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  2. Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
  3. Nocturnal Animals (dir. Tom Ford)
  4. Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)
  5. The Man Who Was Too Free (dirs. Fishman and Krichevskaya)
  6. Fences (dir. Denzel Washington)
  7. Under the Sun (dir. Vitaly Mansky)
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  8. Manchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan)
  9. La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)
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  10. Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
  11. Perfect Strangers (dir. Paolo Genovese)

Lev Tolstoy – Family Happiness (1859)

“I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books , music, love for one’s neighbor – such is my idea of happiness. And then, on top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps – what more can the heart of a man desire?”