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1986. In all honesty, this was kind of a meh year in general for me. I absolutely LOVE my Best Picture winner, and I kind of love like two other films, but after that I'm stuck with a slew of films I like and even admire but don't really love. The films that so many laud as the very best of this year don't do a lot for me. Yes, I like Stand By Me and The Fly and Platoon and Blue Velvet, but I don't love any of them. I also don't care much for A Room with a View, which is shocking considering how much I generally adore all things Merchant Ivory, and I know that this is an unpopular opinion, but Aliens to highly overrated. I'm also really gutted by all the crap concerning The Adventures of Milo and Otis, since the film is so lovely and yet I can't even be concerned with trying to place it anywhere considering what COULD have actually happened on set. This is probably the only year where there are films in my Top Twelve that don't have some variation of an A Grade from me. All the films on my actual ballot do, but once you get out to like #9 or so on my list, the grades start to slip a tad. They are all good films, but there are really only three films from this year that I'd call GREAT! But let's not be a downer, for there is a lot to love here (especially those acting ballots) in the Fisti Awards for 1986!