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2017’s films ranked

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2017 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the OFCS and AWFJ awards); some films released in the UK without US releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2017 unless otherwise noted.

gagged smiley
my reaction under gag order for now

[none at the moment]

confused smiley
my reaction under consideration

[none at the moment]

green light
worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]
The Girl with All the Gifts (07.26.16/02.24/09.23.16)
The Lego Batman Movie (02.04/02.10/02.10)
Logan (02.17/03.03/03.01)
A United Kingdom (10.05.16/02.10/11.25.16)
The Red Turtle (09.22.16/01.20/TBA)
Prevenge (10.12.16/TBA/02.10)
Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts (89th Academy Awards) (02.06/02.08/direct to VOD)

[4.5 stars]
A Good American (09.17.16/02.03/09.23.16)
Speed Sisters (02.16.16/02.10/03.25.16)

[4 stars]
Another Mother’s Son (02.21/TBA/03.24)
Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (89th Academy Awards) (02.20/02.08/direct to VOD)
Personal Shopper (10.09.16/03.10/03.03)
The Salesman (01.31/01.27/03.31)
The Great Wall (02.16/02.17/02.16)
The Chamber (01.18/TBA/03.10)
Catfight (02.22/03.03/03.10)
Viceroy’s House (02.17/TBA/03.03)

[3.5 stars]
John Wick: Chapter 2 (02.17/02.10/02.17)
Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (89th Academy Awards) (02.22/02.08/02.08)
My Scientology Movie (01.11/03.10/10.07.16)
Antarctica: Ice and Sky (aka Ice and the Sky) (La glace et le ciel) (01.19/01.20/12.11.15)

yellow for maybe
worth seeing, but wait for DVD, unless your favorite actor is in it

[3 stars]
[none yet]

[2.5 stars]
XX (02.16/02.16/TBA)

red for no
give it a miss

[2 stars]
100 Streets (09.21.16/01.13/11.11.16)
Split (01.20/01.20/01.20)

[1.5 stars]
Aftermath (02.13/04.07/04.07)
The Space Between Us (02.10/02.03/02.10)
The White King (11.02.16/TBA/01.27)

[1 star]
A Cure for Wellness (02.20/02.17/02.24)
Monster Trucks (12.18.16/01.13/12.16.16)
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (01.19/01.20/01.19)
War on Everyone (09.06.16/02.03/10.07.16)
Fifty Shades Darker (02.10/02.10/02.10)

[0 stars]
The Bye Bye Man (01.14/01.13/01.13)


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