Tuesday, August 1, 2017

2017 Movie List -- The Top 99 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (11) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

The Big Sick ****
Patti Cake$ ***1/2
Logan ***1/2
War for the Planet of the Apes ***1/2
Shot Caller ***
Girls Trip ***
Get Out ***
The Ardennes ***
Ingrid Goes West ***
Dunkirk ***
Beach Rats ***

THE GOOD (22) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

Wind River ***
Disgraced (Showtime) ***
John Wick: Chapter 2 ***
Oklahoma City ***
Crown Heights ***
Aftermath ***
Alien: Covenant ***
Spider-Man: Homecoming ***
Wonder Woman ***
The Survivalist ***
Killing Ground ***
The Beguiled ***
The Girl With All the Gifts ***
Chuck ***
Tramps ***
Nobody Speak: Trials of a Free Press ***
Mean Dreams ***
Tilt ***
Win It All **1/2
Handsome: A Netflix Murder Mystery **1/2
Burning Sands **1/2
Casting JonBenet **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (19) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

Baby Driver ***
Good Time ***
The Wall ***
Life ***
The Wizard of Lies (HBO) ***
Lady Macbeth ***
Brigsby Bear ***
The Lost City of Z ***
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer ***
Okja **1/2
Atomic Blonde **1/2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 **1/2
Ghost In the Shell **1/2
Hounds of Love **1/2
T2: Trainspotting **1/2
Wilson **1/2
Landline **1/2
Table 19 **1/2
Beatriz at Dinner **

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (15) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

Rough Night ***
Sleepless **1/2
Vincent N Roxxy **1/2
Snatched **1/2
Baywatch **1/2
Fist Fight **1/2
The House **1/2
CHiPS **1/2
All Nighter **1/2
Wolves **1/2
Shimmer Lake **1/2
5-25-77 **1/2
Vengeance: A Love Story **1/2
Stray Bullets **1/2
Sandy Wexler **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (21) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

Valerian **1/2
It Comes at Night **1/2
Sand Castle **1/2
Kong: Skull Island **
The Fate of the Furious **
Personal Shopper **
A Ghost Story **
Unforgettable **
Detour **
War on Everyone **
Mindhorn **
Small Crimes **
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore **
Let Me Make You a Martyr **
Take Me **
The Assignment **
The Void **
Transformers: The Last Knight *1/2
Nerdland *1/2
Rupture *1/2
Stratton *1/2

THE BAD (11) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

Detroit *1/2
The Bad Batch *1/2
War Machine *1/2
The Mummy *
The Dinner *
The Circle *
Mine *
XX *
Girlfriend's Day *
The Bye Bye Man 1/2*
The Endless 1/2*

IN PROGRESS (2) - I started watching these but I never quite finished. Make of that what you will.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (45 minutes)
Fifty Shades Darker (20 minutes)

EMBARGOED (0) - Silence is golden... for now.

OOPS, I MISSED (66): 3 Generations, 47 Meters Down, Abattoir, All Eyez on Me, American Anarchist, Band Aid, Beauty and the Beast, Before I Fall, Berlin Syndrome, The Book of Henry, Burden, Buster's Mal Heart, Captain Underpants, Cars 3, Catfight, Churchill, Collide, A Cure for Wellness, The Dark Tower, Dean, Deidra and Laney Rob a Train, Despicable Me 3, A Dog's Purpose, Donald Cried, The Drowning, The Emoji Movie, The Exception, Everything Everything, Folk Hero and Funny Guy, Gifted, Going in Style, Graduation, The Great Wall, The Hero, How to Be a Latin Lover, I Am Heath Ledger, The Institute, Kidnap, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Last Word, Lavender, The LEGO Batman Movie, Long Strange Trip, The Lovers, Lovesong, Lowriders, The Lure, Man Down, Megan Leavey, The Most Hated Woman in America, My Cousin Rachel, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Power Rangers, A Quiet Passion, Rings, The Salesman, The Shack, Song to Song, The Space Between Us, Their Finest, The Ticket, Trespass Against Us, A United Kingdom, Wakefield, You Get Me

COMING SOON (12): Logan Lucky, Midnighters, The Trip to Spain