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Top 25 Films of 2017

1. Dunkirk 2. Get Out 3. Blade Runner 2049 4. Darkest Hour 5. The Disaster Artist
6. Call Me by Your Name 7. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
8. A Ghost Story 9. Lady Bird
10. The Big Sick
11. Wind River 12. Detroit
13. Thor: Ragnarok
14. I, Tonya
15. The Shape of Water
16. It 17. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
18. War for the Planet of the Apes 19. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
20. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
21. 1922 22. The Florida Project
23. Good Time
24. It Comes at Night 25. Logan

Best of 2017

The Oscars have come and gone, so it's my turn to announce my annual film awards. The winners are in all-caps and bold. I still haven't seen Phantom Thread or The Post, which are bound to have nominees included in this list in the near future.

Best Feature Film:
-Blade Runner 2049
-Call Me by Your Name
-Darkest Hour
-DUNKIRK
-Get Out
-Lady Bird
-The Big Sick
-The Shape of Water
-Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director:
-Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
-Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
-GUILLERMO DEL TORO, The Shape of Water
-Joe Wright, Darkest Hour
-Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Actor:
-Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
-GARY OLDMAN, Darkest Hour
-James Franco, The Disaster Artist
-Robert Pattinson, Good Time
-Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Actress:
-Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
-Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
-Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
-SALLY HAWKINS, The Shape of Water
-Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor:
-Armie Hammer,…

Best of 2016

Best Feature Film:
-Arrival
-La La Land
-Lion
-The Lobster
-Manchester by the Sea
-Moonlight
-Nocturnal Animals
-Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
-The Witch

Best Director:
-Damien Chazelle, La La Land
-Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
-Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster
-Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
-Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Actor:
-Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
-Adam Driver, Paterson
-Colin Farrell, The Lobster
-Ryan Gosling, La La Land
-Tom Hanks, Sully

Best Actress:
-Amy Adams, Arrival
-Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
-Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
-Emma Stone, La La Land
-Addison Timlin, Little Sister

Best Supporting Actor:
-Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
-Tadanobu Asano, Silence
-Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
-Jeremy Renner, Arrival
-Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress:
-Amy Adams, Nocturnal Animals
-Naomi Harris, Moonlight
-Nicole Kidman, Lion
-Lea Seydoux, The Lobster
-Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Orig…

Top 20 Films of 2016

Here are the 20 best films of 2016 as of April 20. I have yet to see a handful of highly anticipated films, so this list will change over the next couple of weeks.

1. Manchester by the Sea
2. Arrival
3. The Lobster
4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
5. The Invitation
6. Nocturnal Animals
7. Moonlight
8. The Witch
9. They Look Like People
10. La La Land
11. Lion
12. The Edge of Seventeen
13. Little Sister
14. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
15. The Conjuring 2
16. Sully
17. Don't Think Twice
18. Synchronicity
19. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
20. Hacksaw Ridge

Top 20 Films of 2015

Here the 20 best films of 2015. For the record, I never saw Carol or The Danish Girl.

1. Spotlight
2. The Big Short 3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens 4. The Revenant
5. Sicario
6. Trumbo
7. Ex Machina
8. Steve Jobs 9. 45 Years
10. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
11. Beasts of No Nation
12. The Stanford Prison Experiment
13. The End of the Tour
14. Jurassic World
15. Avengers: Age of Ultron
16. Bone Tomahawk
17. Room
18. Anomalisa
19. Mistress America 20. Brooklyn

Best of 2015

Here are my nominations for the best performances of 2015. It's worth noting that I still haven't seen films such as Carol, The Danish Girl and Creed. 2015 has been a down year cinematically after a handful of fantastic years. My "award winners" are highlighted and italicized.

Best Feature Film:
-45 Years
-The Big Short
-Ex Machina
-The Revenant
-Sicario
-Spotlight
-Steve Jobs
-Trumbo

Best Director:
-Danny Boyle, Steve Jobs
-Alex Garland, Ex Machina
-Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
-Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
-Adam McKay, The Big Short

Best Actor:
-Tom Courtenay, 45 Years
-Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
-Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
-Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
-Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actress:
-Greta Gerwig, Mistress America
-Brie Larson, Room
-Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
-Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
-Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor:
-Christian Bale, The Big Short
-Steve Carell, The Big Short
-Benicio Del Toro, Sicario
-Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation