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The Movies of 2017: U.S. Releases
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⑤ Indispensable to film fans, even if it's flawed
Get Out Dir. Jordan Peele. Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener A–
Good Time Dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie. Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Buddy Duress A–
Last Men in Aleppo Dir. Feras Fayyad. Documentary about Syrian rescue workers A–
mother! Dir. Darren Aronofsky. Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris B
Raising Bertie Dir. Margaret Byrne. Documentary about black teens in North Carolina A–
Starless Dreams Dir. Mehrdad Oskovei. Documentary about Iranian girls' prison A–

④ Good or bad, this is risky and original work
Beatriz at Dinner Dir. Miguel Arteta. Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, John Lithgow B+
BPM (Beats Per Minute) Dir. Robin Campillo. Arnaud Valois, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart B
Dunkirk Dir. Christopher Nolan. Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Mark Rylance B
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Dir. Frederick Wiseman. Documentary B+
First They Killed My Father Dir. Angelina Jolie. Sreymoch Sareum, Kompheak Phoeung B
A Ghost Story Dir. David Lowery. Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, Liz Franke, Sonia Acevedo B
The Lost City of Z Dir. James Gray. Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson B+
The Ornithologist Dir. João Pedro Rodrigues. Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, Wen Han A–
Patti Cake$ Dir. Geremy Jasper. Danielle Macdonald, Siddharth Dhananjay A–
Personal Shopper Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Kristen Stewart, Sigrid Bouaziz B
A Quiet Passion Dir. Terence Davies. Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine B+
The Salesman Dir. Asghar Farhadi. Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi A–

③ Try to make time, but don't cry if you miss it
American Anarchist Dir. Charlie Siskel. Documentary about The Anarchist Cookbook B–
Atomic Blonde Dir. David Leitch. Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Toby Jones B+
Baby Driver Dir. Edgar Wright. Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm C
The Bad Batch Dir. Ana Lily Amirpour. Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Jayda Fink C–
Beach Rats Dir. Eliza Hittman. Harris Dickinson, Frank Hadaj, David Ivanov B
The Beguiled Dir. Sofia Coppola. Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell B
The Big Sick Dir. Michael Showalter. Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter B
Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds TV Movie B
The Challenge Dir. Yuri Ancarani. Documentary about Qatari falcon enthusiasts B–
Colossal Dir. Nacho Vigalondo. Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens D+
Detroit Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. Algee Smith, John Boyega, Will Poulter, Jacob Latimore C
Ghost in the Shell Dir. Rupert Sanders. Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk C+
Girls Trip Dir. Malcolm D. Lee. Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish B
Graduation Dir. Cristian Mungiu. Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Malina Manovici B
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Dir. Macon Blair. Melanie Lynskey B
An Inconvenient Sequel Dirs. Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk. Documentary B
Ingrid Goes West Dir. Matt Spicer. Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr. B
Karl Marx City Dirs. Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker. Documentary about the Stasi B
Kékszakállú Dir. Gaston Solnicki. Laila Maltz, Natali Maltz, María Soldi, Pedro Trocca B
Lady Macbeth Dir. William Oldroyd. Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton B
Logan Lucky Dir. Steven Soderbergh. Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig B–
The Lovers Dir. Azazel Jacobs. Tracy Letts, Debra Winger, Melora Walters B–
Manifesto Dir. Julian Rosefeldt. Cate Blanchett, Cate Blanchett, Cate Blanchett C–
Maudie Dir. Aisling Walsh. Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose B+
Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo Dirs. Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau B
Prevenge Dir. Alice Lowe. Alice Lowe, Kayvan Novak, Gemma Whelan, Tom Davis C+
Raw Dir. Julia Ducournau. Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella B
Slack Bay Dir. Bruno Dumont. Brandon Lavieville, Didier Després, Fabrice Luchini B
Staying Vertical Dir. Alain Guiraudie. Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry B–
Step Dir. Amanda Lipitz. Documentary about step-dancing Baltimore high school seniors B
War for the Planet of the Apes Dir. Matt Reeves. Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson B
We Are the Flesh Dir. Emiliano Rocha Minter. Noé Hernández, María Evoli B–
Wind River Dir. Taylor Sheridan. Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene B–
Wonder Woman Dir. Patty Jenkins. Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis, Danny Huston D+

② Even if it's good, it's hardly groundbreaking
Alien: Covenant Dir. Ridley Scott. Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender C+
bwoy Dir. John G. Young. Anthony Rapp, Jimmy Brooks, De'Adre Aziza, Ashton Randle B–
Frantz Dir. François Ozon. Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber C+
The Midwife Dir. Martin Provost. Catherine Frot, Catherine Deneuve, Olivier Gourmet B
My Cousin Rachel Dir. Roger Michell. Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger C+
Paint It Black Dir. Amber Tamblyn. Alia Shawkat, Janet McTeer, Rhys Wakefield C
Split Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley D
Strange Weather Dir. Katherine Dieckmann. Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Kim Coates C
Strike a Pose Dirs. Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan. Documentary about backup dancers B–
Suntan Dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos. Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Marcus Collen C+
Viceroy's House Dir. Gurinder Chadha. Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi C
Wakefield Dir. Robin Swicord. Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O'Mara F

① Low ambition, little originality, easy to forget
The Hero Dir. Brett Haley. With Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter C–
It Comes at Night Dir. Trey Edward Shults. Kelvin Harrison Jr., Joel Edgerton C+
Landline Dir. Gillian Robespierre. Jenny Slate, Abby Quinn, John Turturro, Edie Falco D+
The Trip to Spain Dir. Michael Winterbottom. Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon C