The University also announced this past week that May will be another month of working from home. Because I won't have to think about classes on nights or weekends (no reading, producing PowerPoints, grading, or watching assigned films), I'm planning my own May film festival. One place to start is highly-rated movies from recent years that I never had a chance to see. I've already blogged about 2018 and 2019 end-of-year Metacritic rankings compiled from film critic lists.
Below I've produced the list for 2017 and attempted my own rankings -- and most importantly for my purposes, identified the films I never saw. I may also eventually revisit 2016, 2015, etc.
|Movie and Metascore||# 1st Place||# 2nd Place||# Other||Points|
|3||Call Me by Your Name||31||24||87||231|
|4||The Florida Project||24||14||115||218|
|6||The Shape of Water||25||12||71||171.5|
|8||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||13||16||56.5||130|
|9||Blade Runner 2049||6||8||60||96.5|
|10||A Ghost Story||3||10||60||90|
|24||The Lost City of Z||4||1||30.5||45|
|25||Star Wars: The Last Jedi||0||3||33.5||41.5|
Best Films of 2017
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Shape of Water
The Big Sick
Very Good, but flawed
Lost City of Z
A Ghost Story
Star Wars Last Jedi
Blade Runner 2049
Didn't yet see these films (will add later and mark with yellow)
Call Me By Your Name
A Quiet Passion
This last list is the main point of the exercise as I'm going to fill in some gaps in my recent movie viewing.
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