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My 7th Annual Film Awards: The Winners and Rankings

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And here we are once again. Remember that my top 5 in each category were the nominees unless otherwise noted. I’m listing my top 20 in each category except Picture, where I list 25. The nominees themselves, along with additional information on these categories, can be found here.

A quick key: * – Oscar nominee; ** – Golden Globe nominee but NOT Oscar nominated; *** – BAFTA nominee but not Oscar or Globe nominated; **** – SAG nominee.

And now, the winners:

Picture:

  1. Dunkirk*
  2. The Shape of Water*
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. Phantom Thread*
  5. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  6. A Quiet Passion
  7. Columbus
  8. Get Out*
  9. Lady Macbeth***
  10. Detroit
  11. I, Tonya**
  12. The Big Sick
  13. Lady Bird*
  14. Kedi
  15. Molly’s Game
  16. Coco
  17. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  18. Call Me by Your Name*
  19. The Little Hours
  20. Wonder Woman
  21. Mudbound
  22. The Post*
  23. Faces Places
  24. The Florida Project
  25. War for the Planet of the Apes

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My 7th Annual Film Awards: The Nominees

2017 Best Picture nominees

Best Picture:

  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Dunkirk
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Phantom Thread
  • The Shape of Water

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My Top 10 Films of 2017

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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 what fell into place over the course of the year.

I’ve decided to do something different this year and list my top 10 alphabetically rather than in ascending order of quality. First, because I don’t want to diminish the suspense regarding the outcome of my upcoming Film Awards, but second, because this is a very tight group of films, especially my top 5 (which you’ll discover soon enough). I could see several films ending up as my #1 of the year, given enough time and repeat viewings.

So I’ll do as King Arthur did (the actual King Arthur, not Charlie Hunnam and Guy Ritchie’s idea of Arthur) and invite these 10 films to sit at my table as equals. The point isn’t which one is the best – the point is that they’re all great.

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The Films of 2017 in 150 Words or Less: Part I

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“$7.50 an hour!” “But he has a million dollar heart!”

I’ve seen far fewer films this year than in previous years; tight finances are partially to blame, and a comparative lack of “must-see” films hasn’t helped. But for the most part, I’ve been pretty lucky with the films I have seen, and so I offer my thoughts on the 22 films I haven’t already reviewed…

I have already made my feelings about The Book of Henry very clear indeed.

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