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2017 Films, Alphabetically (with grades)

116 Films Screened
Title (Director) Grade* Review 
Last Update: 02/28/2018
Grades represented Nathaniel's take (they do not always correlate with the reviews themselves if another contributor wrote it) 



Abundant Acreage Available (Angus Maclachlan) B- Review 
Alien: Covenant
(Ridley Scott) C+ Review 
Atomic Blonde (David Leitch) B+ Review, Podcast

Baby Driver (Edgar Wright) B+ Review
Bad Batch, The (Ana Lily Armipour) C-/D+ Review
Battle of the Sexes  (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris) B+ Podcast, Capsule
Baywatch (Seth Gordon) D+ Reviewish 
Beach Rats  (Eliza Hittman) B ReviewPodcast
Beauty and the Beast
  (Bill Condon) C- Review 
Beguiled, The  (Sofia Coppola) B-  Podcast
Big Sick, The (Michael Showalter)  Review
Blade Runner 2049  (Denis Villeneuve) B Capsule, Short Films 
Bombshell: The Story of Hedy Lamarr (Alexandra Dean) B Review
Boss Baby (Tom McGrath) B Review 
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Robin Campillo) A  Review 
Breadwinner, The  (Nora Twomey) B²  Review 

Call Me By Your Name 
 (Luca Guadagnino) B+² "I'm Armie", on intimacy
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie  (David Soren) B-
(Onur Tikel) C+ Review, 2nd Opinion 
Coco (Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina B+ Review, Feeling Seen
Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo) C+ Review, Production Design
Commune, The  (Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark) B+ Review 

Darkest Hour   (Joe Wright) B+³ Review 
Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson, The  (David France) C+ Review
(Katherine Bigelow) C+  Podcast 
Disaster Artist, The (James Franco) C 
Downsizing (Alexander Payne) B Review
Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan) B  Podcast

Fantastic Woman, A  (Sebastian Lelio) B+  Review
Fifty Shades Darker
 (James Foley) C- Reviewish
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool  (Paul McGuigan) B²  Capsule 
Florida Project, The (Sean Baker) A- Chris's Review, Jason's Take
Frantz (François Ozon, France) B+ Review, Production Design

Get Out  (Jordan Peele) A-² Review, Production Design 
Ghost in the Shell (Rupert Sanders) C+ 
Gifted (Marc Webb) B- 
Girls Trip (Malcolm D Lee) B  Review, Podcast
Glass Castle, The (Destin Cretton) C Review
God's Own Country  (Francis Lee) B+  Best Actors 
Greatest Showman, The (Michael Gracey) B² Review, Another Musical Hit
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (James Gunn) B- Review 

Handsome Devil (Robert Butler, Ireland) B Review, Interview 
Hero, The (Brett Haley) C+ 

iBoy  (Adam Randall) D-  
Ingrid Goes West
  (Matt Spicer) B+  Review, on the screenplay
(Andy Muschietti) B- Review
I, Tonya 
(Craig Gillespie) C- Review 

Justice League  (Zach Snyder) C-  Review

 (Ceyda Torun) A- Review, 2nd Opinion 
Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) B Review
Kong: Skull Island  (Jordan Vogt-Roberts) C  Review 

Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig) A² Review, 2nd Opinon 
Lady Macbeth
 (William Oldroyd) B+ Review
Land of Mine 
 (Martin Pieter Zandvliet) B Interview
Last Flag Flying  (Richard Linklater) C+  Capsule, Podcast
Lego Batman  (Chris McKay) B- 
Life  (Daniel Espinosa) C+  Review
Logan  (James Mangold) B Review 
Lost City of Z (James Gray) B Review, 2nd Opinion, Production Design  
Loveless  (Andrey Zvyagintsev) B+/A-  Capsule
Lovers, The (Azazel Jacobs) B+ Review 
Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman) D+ Review

Menashe   (Joshua Weinstein) B- Review 
Molly's Game (Aaron Sorkin) C+ 
(Darren Aronofsky) ABCDF² Review, Podcast
Mountain Between Us (Hany Abu-Assad) C- Review 
Mudbound (Dee Rees) B-  CapsuleReview, 2nd Opinion 
Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh)
My Cousin Rachel (Roger Michell) B- Podcast
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (Dash Shaw) C+ Review 

Novitiate (Maggie Betts) B-  Review

Okja (Bong Joon-ho) B- Reviewish
Ornithologist, The (Joao Pedro Rodrigues) B Review 

Paris 05:59 (Olivier Ducastel & Jacques MartineauB Review2nd Opinion 
Personal Shopper
(Olivier Assayas) B Review 
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson) B 
Post, The (Steven Spielberg) B Review
Power Rangers (Dean Israelite) D+ 
Princess Cyd
(Stephen Cone) B+
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
(Angela Robinson) B Podcast

Roman J Israel Esq Dan Gilroy C+ on Denzel

Sense of an Ending, The (Ritesh Batra) C+ Review, Interview 
Shape of Water, The (Guillermo del Toro) Capsule 
Snatched (Jonathan Levine) C Review 
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jon Watts) B- Review, Podcast
Split (M Night Shyamalan) C+  Interview 
Square, The (Ruben Ostlund) B 
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) B² Review, Queer Take, Podcast, Top Box Office of the Year
Sweet Virginia (Jamie M Dagg) B Review  

Thelma (Joachim Trier) B+/A- Review 
Thor: Ragnarok (Taika Waititi) B+ Review 
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri (Martin McDonagh) B Review 
Tom of Finland (Dome Karukoski) C+ 

Victoria and Abdul (Stephen Frears) B- Capsule

Wall, The (Doug Liman) C+ 
War of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves) B
Wedding Plan, The (Rama Burshtein) B+ 
Wind River
(Taylor Sheridan) B Review 
Wonder (Stephen Chbosky) B
Wonder Wheel
(Woody Allen)  Podcast 
Wonder Woman
(Patty Jenkins) B+² Review, Alamo DrafthouseTen Fav Things
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes) B Review 
Wound, The (John Trengrove) C+

Zookeeper's Wife, The (Niki Caro) B  Review



Euphoria (Lisa Langseth) C Review Future Perfect, The (Nele Wohlatz, Argentina) A- Review (TBA) Happiness Academy (Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita, France) B- Review (TBA)  Ice Mother (Bohdan Sláma) B (TBA) Mademoiselle Paradis (Barbara Albert) B+ Review TBA, Mary Shelley (Haifaa al-Mansour) C+ Review (TBA), Seen and Unseen, The (Kamila Andini) A- Review (TBA), Sexy Durga (Sanalkumar Sasidharan) D+ Review (TBA), On Body and Soul (Ildiko Enyedi) B+ Review (streaming only but in 2018) Sheikh Jackson (Amr Salama) B- Review (TBA), Spoor (Agnieska Holland) B (TBA)


Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Steve James) Glenn's Review 
All the Money in the World (Ridley Scott) Chris' Review
Brad's Status (Mike White) Murtada's Review
Casting Jon Benet (Kitty Green) Glenn's Review
Circle, The (James Ponsoldt) Eric's Review 
Chuck (Philippe Falardeau) Jason's Review 
Contemporary Color (Bill & Turner Ross) Glenn's Review
A Cure For Wellness (Gore Verbinski) Spencer's Review
Dark Tower, The (Nikolaj Arcel) Chris's Review
Death of Louis XIV, The (Albert Serra) Bill's Review
Emoji Movie, The (Tony Leondis) Sean's Review
Everything Everything (Stella Meghie) Chris's Review
Exception, The (David Leveaux) Jason's Review
Faces Places (Agnes Varda & JR) Murtada's Review
First They Killed My Father (Angelina Jolie) Nick's Review
Five Came Back (Laurent Bouzereau) Glenn's Review
Gaga Five Foot Two (Chris Moukarbel) Glenn's Review
God Knows Where I Am (Jed & Todd Wider) Glenn's Review
Good Time (Safdie Brothers) Spencer's Review 
Happy End (Michael Haneke) Chris's Review
Inconvenient Sequel, An (Bonnie Cohen & Jon Shenk) Glenn's Review
It Comes at Night (Trey Edward Shults) Chris's Review 
Jane (Brett Morgen) Glenn's Review
Last Man in Aleppo (Firas Fayyad) Glenn's Review
The Little Hours (Jeff Baena) Chris's Review
Logan Lucky (Steven Soderbergh) Chris's Review
My Friend Dahmer (Marc Meyers) Jason's Review
Obit (Vanessa Gould) Glenn's Review
One of Us (Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady) Glenn's Review
The Rehearsal (Alison Maclean) Glenn's Review
Risky Business (Laura Poitras) Glenn's Review
The Snowman (Tomas Alfredson) Eric's Review
Song to Song (Terence Malick) Eric's Review 
Super Dark Times (Kevin Phillips) Jason's Review 
Strong Island (Yance Ford) Glenn's Review
Table 19 (Jeffrey Blitz) Chris's Review 
Thirst Street (Nathan Silver) Jason's Review
Thy Father's Chair (Alex Lora & Antonio Tibaldi) Glenn's Review
Unforgettable (Denise di Novi) Jorge's Review 
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Luc Besson) Dan's Review
 (Daniel Clowes) Spencer's Review
Woodshock (Kate and Laura Mulleavy) Chris's Review

Documentaries at 2017 Slamdance 
Glenn's ReviewAll This Panic (Jenny Gage) Glenn's ReviewDeparture (Andrew Steggall) Glenn's ReviewDog Years (Adam Rifkin) Jason's ReviewHounds of Love (Ben Young) Jason's ReviewNever Steady Never Still (Kathleen Hepburn) Sean's Review), Nobody's Watching (Julia Solomonoff) Jason's Review , Pilgrimage (Brendan Muldowney) Jason's Review, Political Animals (Jonah Markowitz & Tracy Wares) Glenn's ReviewPsychopaths (Mickey Keating) Jason's Review, Revenge (Coralie Fargeat) Chris's Review,  Rock'n'Roll (Guillauime Canet) Jason's ReviewTigre (Ulises Porra & Sylvia Schnicer) Sean's ReviewUntold Tales of Armistead Maupin (Jennifer M Kroot) Glenn's Review

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