- Blade Runner 2049 - Deakins' cinematography makes up for a lot. Better than the original!
- La Bete Humaine - Renoir's boring tale fails to make you feel for any of the characters.
- Killing Ground - Standard horror trail story, gets good, then completely falls apart.
- Wind River - Been done before, but for some reason, it clicks in all the right spots.
- The Villainess - Korean action film that excels due to its "gimmicks" and its amazing star.
- 35 Shots Of Rum - Claire Denis' version of Ozu's Late Spring, trains and all. Solid.
- Darkest Hour - Brilliant acting. Oldman won Oscar, but it's James who truly shines.
- Perfect Blue - Confusing anime Inspired by so much and inspired even more. Must see.
- Skirt Day - Teacher deals with unruly students and a gun. Heartbreaking. Adjani is great.
- The Thing (2011) - Absolutely unwatchable. I tried three times and couldn't sit through it.
- Chris Rock: Tamborine - Feels like a weak reboot of Bigger and Blacker. Pretty dull.
- The Man Without A Past - Least favorite Kurasmaki film, but has its moments.
- Sicario (Re-watched) - Better the second time around. Score and cinematography is special.
- A Handmaid's Tale (first two episodes) - I adore Moss & Strahovski, but this start is slow.
- The Shape Of Water - Hawkins shines, with stellar support, in Del Toro's brilliant fairytale.
- Black Orpheus - Not seen since I was a kid. Even better. Marpessa Dawn just dazzles.
- My Blueberry Nights - Wong Kar-Wai does English speaking film. Colors pop, as does acting.
- Sunrise - Rewatched the film that is, in my opinion, the greatest film ever made.
- Luna De Miel (Honeymoon) - Spanish horror which concentrates on shocks. Near miss.
- Days Of Being Wild - Maggie Cheung is as beautiful as the film looks, but it lacks something.
- The Florida Project - Touching, at times painful look at poverty, through many different eyes.
- Aftershock - Easily the worst first 35 minutes of any movie ever. Then something happens.
- The Girl Without Hands - Animated sketches tell a Brothers Grimm tale. Lovely.
- Selected Shorts by Sebastian Laudenbach - None have the look or resonate like TGWH
- The Ritual - Dreadful over-hyped horror film filled with common themes and cliches.
- Atonement - Is this The Notebook with a much sadder ending? It only clicks at the end.
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - Flawed at times, but acting elevates it
- The Killers - Hemingway's writing is a noir classic. Fun throughout, but Gardner is wonderful.
- The Killers - Tarkovsky's school film. Only 20+ minutes long, but signs of things to come.
- Doctor Strange - Great cast makes this average superhero film stand out. Good fun.
- Veronica - Spanish horror film delivers. Great tension coupled with fine young actors.
Top Three - The Shape of Water, The Darkest Hour, Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Bottom Three - The Thing (2011), Aftershock, The Ritual
Biggest Surprise - Veronica
Biggest Disappointment - La Bete Humaine