Wow, it's March and I'm finally getting to this. Sorry been busy. And I've seen almost every movie nominated for Best Picture, sans Darkest Hour. And I still haven't seen Thor, Florida Project, and a few others. And yes I've seen the Shape of Water. Anyways the list.
25. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
Not as good as the first but it's charming and fun and fluff. Good enough.
Incredibly depressing but gorgeously shot and very well acted. Wish it was better than it actually is.
23. Spider-Man: Homecoming
I have really big issues with the film but it gets Peter Parker so right. The Spider-Man stuff, not so much.
22. Wonder Woman
If only all DC films were this good. Like Spider-Man, I have issues, but it does so much well that although it's overrated, it's still pretty good.
21. A Ghost Story
If you can't get over the fact that the ghost is a sheet with eye holes, you're gonna hate this. But once you get past that, it's hauntingly beautiful.
20. Beauty and the Beast
Disney has a pretty good track record with these live remakes and this continues the trend. Really well made.
19. I, Tonya
Reminds me of Goodfellas but for figure skating. And it works. Well mostly.
M. Night might be back you guys.
It's so well made and the stuff in the air and the boats is really good. The soldiers on the beach though? Maybe not so much. Also its a 2 hour movie that feels like 3.
16. The Big Sick
This movie has massive problems but it does enough great stuff that it totally won me over.
15. Logan Lucky
Like a redneck Ocean's 11, it kinda sneaks up on you how good it is until it's nearly over and you are like, whoa.
14. John Wick 2
More of the same. That's not a bad thing. Keep it going.
13. The Disaster Artist
A really good movie about the making of a really bad movie. Also Franco is kinda amazing in this.
12. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
I know the complaints and the qualms. I get it. And the first half is good/solid but not great. But the back half is really stupid good.
11. War for the Planet of the Apes
While I wish there was more "war" like the title suggest, it's still very, very, very good and the motion capture and special effects on the apes is jaw dropping good.
10. The Lost City of Z
Kinda like a realistic Indiana Jones with a fascinating story and great performances from actors you wouldn't really expect to bring the heat.
9. Call Me By Your Name
Feels like a 70s movie and it looks amazing. Plus the acting all around is top notch and it's a touching story. If only the kid was a little older...
8. The Post
The script is kinda meh but the rest is really great. Plus I'm a sucker for a good movie about journalism and it's Spielberg so duh.
7. Baby Driver
Another one where the actual story is kinda bleh, but everything about it elevates it to high art. It's fun and fantastic.
6. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
I know some people hate this movie. And I know the race stuff is really sloppy. But it's a damn good movie.
5. Phantom Thread
It's not really about fashion (which I actually wish there was more of). Instead it's kinda a sneaky movie about the women in this mans life. Fascinating.
4. Blade Runner 2049
Somehow they made a sequel to the sci-fi classic and it's stupid good. I kinda want more.
3. Lady Bird
One of the best coming of age films outside of the world of John Hughes. Really hope it has legs to stick around in peoples minds because it deserves it.
2. Get Out
I hope this wins the Oscar but I doubt it. I liked it a lot at first but the more I think about it, the more I notice the little things, the more I see the world through it's eyes, the more brilliant I realize this movie is.
One of the best super hero movies ever made. And a damn good movie in general. People don't appreciate how great this movie is. It's so much better than Spider-Man: Homecoming and Wonder Woman it's not even funny. I'm gonna miss Wolverine.