My Top 10 Films of 2017

As with my personal list of the bottom 10 films of the year, this list is solely determined by what happened to end up as the 10 highest-ranked films on my personal list. It wasn’t as if I started with a list of films I liked and had to pick 10 – this is just…

BAFTA Awards: 2017

The BAFTAs announced today. No major upsets (one mild surprise, though), but this awards race is getting interesting for reasons I’ll delve into…

My Bottom 10 Films of 2017

Two film quotes come to mind: “The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.” “You thought you had to become Bigfoot to save this town, but you saved it a long time ago by just being you.” One is from a good film. The other is from…

My Most Underrated Films of 2017

The same rules apply to this list as to yesterday’s list. These are subjective choices, rooted in my perception of how well a film was received, and how well it should have been received. Many of these films got good reviews (there weren’t many films this year where I seriously diverged from the critical consensus, honestly), and…

My Most Overrated Films of 2017

The key word here is “my.” This list is purely subjective; these are the films which were praised, honored, and loved by others, but which left me cold, disappointed, or simply scratching my head. This was a trickier year than usual to compile this list, in part because I saw fewer films, but in part…