Jay Bobbin

Movie Critic

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Jay Bobbin is a longtime entertainment critic in upstate New York media, as well as a nationally syndicated writer about television programs and personalities. In a sense, he has “come home” by joining  WEXT and WMHT-FM, having hosted the weekly movie series “17th Street  Theater” on WMHT-TV earlier in his career. Movies have been a lifelong  passion for Jay, who is excited and gratified by the opportunity to  bring his insight on the latest releases to our listeners.

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Jay Bobbin

It’s time for that annual ritual of film lovers and film reviewers, a very subjective list of the best that the screen has had to offer during the past 12 months.


Some may be expected, while others hopefully will be surprises -- which always makes for a nice mix. And rather than rank them numerically, my custom is to list them alphabetically. Wherever a given picture places among the chosen 10, it’s still a rare and special level to get to.


With that, let’s go (or go back, in some cases) to the 2016 movies …


Paramount Pictures

Imagine Entertainment

Mark Wahlberg struggles to survive aboard "Deepwater Horizon": Jay Bobbin reviews the true oil-rig-disaster drama.

The Magnificent Seven

A new septet (led by Denzel Washington), a classic story: Jay Bobbin reviews the remake of “The Magnificent Seven."  

Blair Witch 2

Be afraid … be very afraid: Jay Bobbin goes back into the woods with his "Blair Witch" review.  

Tom Hanks takes flight as "Sully": Jay Bobbin reviews the Clint Eastwood-directed drama about the "Miracle on the Hudson."

Don't Breathe

Among the many good reasons not to be a criminal: "Don't Breathe." Jay Bobbin reviews the thriller.