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2017 Films, Alphabetically (with grades)

4 Films Screened | 0 Released
Title (Director) Grade Review 
Last Update: 10/15/16

The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Armipour) C- Review (Screen Gems, TBA)
The Commune (Thomas Vinterberg) B+ Review (Magnolia TBA)
(François Ozon, France) B  Review (Music Box Films, TBA)
The Ornithologist
 (Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal) B Review (Strand Releasing, TBA)


2016 Films, Alphabetically (With Grades)

116 Films Screened | 88 Released
Title (Director) Grade Review 
Last Update: 10/24/16

Moonlight opens on October 21st. Unmissable

Released January-November

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg) B Capsule

Absolutely Fabulous (Mandie Fletcher) B- Review
April & The Extraordinary World
(Ekinci & Desmares) B Tim's Review 
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) A- Review 

Bang Gang: A Modern Love Story (Eva Husson) B Review 
Batman v Superman
(Zach Snyder) D Review 
Bigger Splash, A (Luca Guadagnino) B+ Reviewish, Podcast 
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee) C- Reviewish
Boss, The
(Ben Falcone) C+ Review, McCarthy Posterized
Bronze, The
(Bryan Buckley) C+ Capsule

Café Society (Woody Allen) B- Review  
Captain America: Civil War
(Russo Brothers) B² Review 
Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) B+/A- Review
Clan, The (Pablo Trapero) B Capsule 
Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn) B+ Review 
Club, The
(Pablo Larraín) B Capsule
Conjuring 2, The (James Wan) B- Production Design

Dark Horse (Louise Osmond) B- Capsule 
Deadpool (Tim Miller) C Reviewish, Production Design 
Demolition (Jean-Marc Vallée) C+ Review 
Desde Allá / From Afar (Lorenzo Vigas) B Review 
Desierto (Jonas Cuaron) D+ Review
Disorder (Alice Winocour) Review 
Dressmaker, The (Jocelyn Moorhouse) B  

Eagle Huntress, The (Otto Bell) B-/C+ Capsule
Eddie the Eagle (Dexter Fletcher) C Review 
Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig) B+
Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Peter Greenaway) TBA 
(Paul Verhoeven) A- Review
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra) A- Review 
Everybody Wants Some (Richard Linklater) B+ Con Review, Pro Review, Podcast

Family Fang, The (Jason Bateman) B Review 
Finding Dory (Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane) B- Review
Fits, The (Anna Rose Holmer) B+ Capsule 
Florence Foster Jenkins (Steven Frears) B Review

Genius (Michael Grandage) D Review, Capsule
Ghostbusters (Paul Feig) B Review
Glassland (Gerard Barrett) B Review
Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas) D+ Review

Hail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen) B Posterized, Interview:Score , Prod. Design
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-Wook) A/A- 
Hello, My Name is Doris
(Michael Showalter) B Review
High-Rise (Ben Wheatley) B Review,  Podcast
How to Be Single (Christian Ditter) B- Capsule
Huntsman: Winter's War, The (Cedric Nicolas-Troyan) C- Review

I Saw The Light (Marc Abraham) D Review 

Jungle Book, The (Jon Favreau) B- Capsule

Keanu (Peter Atencio) C
Kubo and the Two Strings
(Travis Knight) B- Review

Last Days in the Desert (Rodrigo Garcia) C+ Capsule 
Legend of Tarzan, The (David Yates) C Review
The Light Between Oceans (Derek Cianfrance) B Capsule 
Lion (Garth Davis) B+ Review
Little Men
 (Ira Sachs) B+  Review
Lobster, The
(Yorgos Lanthimos) B+ Podcast
Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) B+ Review, Podcast 
Loving (Jeff Nichols) B/B- Review

Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) B
Midnight Special
(Jeff Nichols) C- Amir's Review 
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Jake Szymanski) C Review 
Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle) C- Review 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Tim Burton) C+
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) A/A- Review
Morris From America (Chad Hartigan) B+ 

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Nicholas Stoller) B Podcast
Neon Demon, The
(Nicolas Winding Refn) B/D  Review 
Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) D+ Review  

Other People (Chris Kelly) B Interview, Review

Pete's Dragon (David Lowery) B Review
Phantom Boy (Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol) B+ Review 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
(Burr Steers) B- Review 

Sand Storm (Elite Zexler) C+ Review, Interview
Shallows, The (Jaume Collet-Serra) B Capsule
Sing Street (John Carney) B+ Review, MVP?, Podcast  
Spa Night (Andrew Ahn, US) B Nathaniel's Capsule, Sean's Review
Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin)  B  Review 
Suicide Squad (David Ayers) D Review
Sunset Song (Terence Davies) C+ Interview 
Swiss Army Man (Daniels) B Capsule 

Transpecos (Greg Kwader) B Capsule 
Under the Shadow (Babak Anvari) B Review
(Paddy Breathnach) B- 

War, A (Tobias Lindholm) B+ Pilou AsbaekInterview 
Warcraft (Duncan Jones) D+ Posterized, Six Questions
Wave, The (Roar Uthaug) C+ Review 
Witch, The (Robert Eggers) A/A-³ Nathaniel's, Michael's & Eric's Review  

X-Men Apocalypse (Bryan Singer) C- Review, Podcast

Zootopia (Howard, Moore, and Bush) B Reviewish 

Don't miss THE HANDMAIDEN either. Also October 21st

Coming Soon
20th Century Women (Mike Mills) A/A- (A24, December 25th) Reviewish
Jackie (Pablo Larrain) A-/B+ (Fox Searchlight, December 9th) Review
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) B (Sony Pictures Classics, Dec) Review
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) A-² (Lionsgate, December 2nd) Capsule
A Monster Calls (JA Bayona) C+ (Focus, December 23rd) Capsule 
Neruda (Pablo Larraín) B+ (The Orchard, December 16th) Review
The Red Turtle
(Michael Dudok de Wit) B+ (GKids, Oscar Qualifying Week) Review
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras) B (GKids, Oscar Qualifying Week) Review 
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi) B+  

Currently No Distributor
(Boo Junfeng, Singapore) B+ Review
The Arbalest (Adam Pinney, US) C- Capsule 
Banana (Andrea Jublin, Italy) B Capsule 
Blind Sun (Joyce A Nashawati, Greece) C  Capsule 
Catfight (Onur Tikel, US) C+ Review
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo, Canada) C+ Capsule
Death in Sarajevo (Danis Tanovic, Bosnia & Herzegovina) B+ Review 
A Decent Woman (Lukas Valenta Rinner, Argentina) C+ Review
The Fixer (Ian Olds, US) C+ Reviewish 
Handsome Devil (Robert Butler, Ireland) B Review 
Mother (Kadri Kõusaar, Estonia) B+ Review 
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw) C+ Review
Pyromaniac (Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Norway) B+ Review
(re)Assignment (Walter Hill, US) D- Review
Santa & Andres
(Carlos Lechuga, Cuba/Colombia) B Review
Strange Weather (Katherine Dieckmann, US) B- Review 
To Keep The Light (Erica Fae, US) C
The Wedding Ring (Rahmatou Keïta, Niger) B Review 
The Violators (Helen Walsh, Ireland) C+ Capsule 

not counted in the total
The Blue Hour (Anucha Boonyawatana) C-
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
 (Yuen Woo-Ping) C
Fourth Man Out 
(Andrew Nackman) B-
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
 (Stephen Cone) B


2016 Films, By Grade

By Grade (or view alphabetically)
Last Updated 10/24/2016

Favorites. Special. See Them.

20th Century Women (Mike Mills) Reviewish
(Denis Villeneuve) Review
Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross) Review 
Elle (Paul Verhoeven) Review
Embrace of the Serpent (Ciro Guerra) Review 
Fits, The (Anna Rose Holmer) Capsule 
Handmaiden, The (Park Chan Wook) 
Jackie (Pablo Larraín) Review
La La Land (Damien Chazelle) Capsule
Little Men (Ira Sachs) Review 
Lion (Garth Davis) Review
Lobster, The (Yorgos Lanthimos) Podcast 
Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman) Review
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) Review
Neruda (Pablo Larrain) Review 
Red Turtle, The (Michael Dudok de Wit) Review 
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi)
Sing Street (John Carney) Review
Witch, The (Robert Eggers)³ Nathaniel'sMichael's & Eric's Review 
Zootopia (Howard, Moore, Bush) Reviewish  

B+ / B
Also Special

Bigger Splash, A (Luca Guadagnino) Reviewish 
Closet Monster (Stephen Dunn) Review 
Disorder (Alice Winocour) Review 
Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig)
Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)  Con ReviewPro ReviewPodcast
ail, Caesar! (Joel & Ethan Coen)  Posterized Coen brothersInterview:Score 
The Light Between Oceans (Derek Cianfrance) Capsule 
Morris From America (Chad Hartigan)
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras) Review
Other People (Chris Kelly)  InterviewReview
Phantom Boy (Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol) Review

Worth Seeing / Recommended with Reservations

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg) Capsule
April & The Extraordinary World
 (Ekinci & Desmares) Review
Bang Gang: A Modern Love Story (Eva Husson) Review 
Café Society (Woody Allen) Review  
Captain America: Civil War² (Russo Brothers) Review
Clan, The 
(Pablo Trapero) Capsule
Club, The (Pablo Larrain) Capsule  
Conjuring 2, The (James Wan) Production Design 
Desde Allá / From Afar (Lorenzo Vigas) Review 
Dressmaker, The (Jocelyn Moorhouse)   
Family Fang, The (Jason Bateman) Review 
Finding Dory (Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane)  Review 
Florence Foster Jenkins (Steven Frears) Review
Ghostbusters (Paul Feig)  Review
Glassland (Gerard Barrett) Review 
Hello My Name is Doris (Michael Showalter) Review
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (Stephen Cone) 
High-Rise (Ben Wheatley)  Review,  Podcast 
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) Review 
Loving (Jeff Nichols) Review
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight) Review
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Nicholas Stoller) Podcast 
Pete's Dragon (David Lowery) Review 
Shallows, The (Jaume Collet-Serra) Capsule
Spa Night (Andrew Ahn) Review
Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin)  Review 
Swiss Army Man (Daniels) Review 
Transpecos (Greg Kwader) Capsule 
Under the Shadow (Anvari) Review
War, A (Tobias Lindholm)  Pilou AsbaekInterview 

They have their moments. But make sure you're in the right mood...

Absolutely Fabulous (Mandie Fletcher)  Review
Boss, The (Ben Falcone) ReviewPosterized
Bronze, The
(Bryan Buckley) Capsule
Dark Horse (Louise Osmond) Capsule 
Demolition (Jean-Marc Vallée) Review, Interview 
Eagle Huntress, The (Otto Bell)
How to Be Single (Christian Ditter) Capsule
Jungle Book, The (Jon Favreau) Capsule
Last Days in the Desert (Rodrigo Garcia) Capsule 
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Tim Burton) 
A Monster Calls (JA Bayona) Capsule 
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Burr Steers) Review 
Sand Storm (Elite Zexler) ReviewInterview
Sunset Song (Terence Davies) Interview
Viva (Paddy Breathnach) 
Wave, The (Roar Uthaug) Review, Interview 


Deadpool (Tim Miller)  Reviewish 
Eddie the Eagle (Dexter Fletcher) Review 
Keanu (Peter Atencio) 
Legend of Tarzan, The (David Yates) Review 
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Jake Szymanski) Review  

Nah, no thanks. But sometimes 'bad movies we love'

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ang Lee) Reviewish
Gods of Egypt (Alex Proyas) Review
The Huntsman: Winter's War (Cedric Nicolas-Troyan) Review
Midnight Special
 (Jeff Nichols) Amir's Review, Second Opinion (Spoiler)
Miles Ahead (Don Cheadle) Review  
Neon Demon, The (Nicolas Winding Refn) Review 
Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford) Review  
Warcraft (Duncan Jones) PosterizedSix Questions
X-Men Apocalypse (Bryan Singer) ReviewPodcast

Oh god. Make it stop. Awful

Batman v Superman (Zach Snyder) Review
(Jonas Cuaron) Review 
Genius (Michael Grandage) ReviewCapsule
I Saw The Light (Marc Abraham) Review 
Suicide Squad (David Ayer) Review, Worst of Year