All Films Watched in 2017

I'm changing my main reviewing site to:  http://letterboxd.com/kenru/ where all the reviews are rated on a 5-star basis.


However,
on this site all films still are rated on a scale of 4-stars:
 ****(A+), *** 3/4 (A), *** 1/2 (A-), *** 1/4 (B+), *** (B), ** 3/4 (B-), ** 1/2 (C+), ** 1/4 ( C), ** (C-) , * 3/4 thru * (D),  3/4* thru 0*  (F)


Links are to longer reviews on site or elsewhere on the interwebs. 
A FILM is defined as 70 min.+  visual event.  A non-capitalized film title is a short film worthy of note.

The year included with the film is the year I watched each film.
 (V) =  TV, Video or DVD    ( +) = repeat viewing      (W/O)= walked out

      January, 2017
CROWN, THE  (2017,  d. Stephen Daldry)  Superb mini-series of the reign of Elizabeth II.  ****
PATERSON  (2017,  d. Jim Jarmusch)  ** 3/4
COMEDIAN, THE  (2017,  d. Taylor Hackford)  *** 1/4
SING  (2017,  d. Garth Jennings)  ** 1/2
MONSTER CALLS, A  (2017,  d. J. A. Bayona)  *** 1/4
LOVING  (2017,  d. Jeff Nichols)  *** 1/2
WARWICK  (2017,  d.  Douglas Reese)  * 1/4
BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND, A  (aka X+Y) (2017, d. Morgan Matthews) +  *** 1/2 
BRIMSTONE  (2017,  d. Martin Koolhoven)  ***
OATH, THE  (2017,  d. Baltasar Kormäkur)  *** 1/4
MOONLIGHT  (2017, d. Barry Jenkins)  + *** 3/4
POINT BREAK  (2017,  d. Ericson Core)  W/O
NICE GUYS, THE  (2017,  d. Shane Black)  ** 1/4
RED TURTLE, THE  (2017,  d. Michael Dudok de Wit)  ** 3/4
CAPTAIN FANTASTIC  (2017,  d.  Michael Ross)  +  ****
iBOY  (2017,  d. Adam Randall)  **
CLOSET MONSTER  (2017,  d. Stephen Dunn) +  *** 1/2 (improved a quarter pt. 2nd viewing)
   February, 2017
HAIL, CAESAR!  (2017,  d. Joel & Ethan Coen) +  ** 3/4
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA  (2017,  d. Kenneth Lonergan) +  ****
LA LA LAND  (2017,  d. Damien Chazelle) + *** 3/4
Blind Vaysha (2017,  d. Theodore Ushev)  *** 1/2
Borrowed Time  (2017,  d. Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj)  *** 1/2
Pear Cider and Cigarettes  (2017,  d. Robert Valley & Cara Speller)  ***
Pearl  (2017,  d. Patrick Osborne)  ** 1/4
Piper  (2017,  d. Alan Barillaro & Marc Sondheimer)  ** 1/2
Ennemis Intérieurs  (2017,  d. Sélim Azzazi)  *** 1/2
Railroad Lady, The (La Femme et le TGV)  (2017, d. Timo von Gunten & Giacun Caduff)  *** 1/4
Silent Nights  (2017, d.  Aske Bang & Kim Magnusson)  ** 1/2
Sing  (2017, d.  Kristof Deak & Anna Udvardy)  ***
Timecode  (2017, d.  Juanjo Giménez)  ** 3/4
ARRIVAL  (2017,  d. Denis Villeneuve)  +  *** 1/2
MOANA  (2017,  d.  Ron Clements, John Musker)  * 3/4
TROLLS  (2017,  d. Mike Mitchell, Walt Dohrn)  *** 1/4
JUNGLE BOOK, THE  (2017,  d. Jon Favreau)  ** 3/4
ELLE  (2017,  d. Paul Verhoeven) +  ***
EDGE OF SEVENTEEN. THE  (2017,  d. Kelly Fremon Craig) *** 1/4
ZOOTOPIA  (2017,  d.  Byron Howard & Rich Moore)  **
STAR TREK BEYOND  (2017,  d.  Justin Lin) +  * 1/4
13 HOURS:  THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI  (2017,  d.  Michael Bay)  *** 1/4
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (2017,  d.  Claude Barras)  ***
IT'S THE LAW (L'ora legale)  (2017,  d. Salvatore Ficarra & Valentino Picone) ***
NO COUNTRY FOR YOUNG MEN (Non è paese per giovani) (2017,  d. Giovanni Veronesi) *** 1/4
SACRO GRA  (2017,  d. Gianfranco Rosi) ** 3/4
TOMMASO  (2017,  d. Kim Rossi Stuart)  ** 3/4
ZETA  (2017,  d. Cosimo Alemà)  ***
    March, 2017
UNITED KINGDOM, A 
(2017,  d. Amma Asante)  ***
TABLE 19  (2017,  d. Jeffrey Blitz) * 1/2
LOGAN  (2017,  d.  James Mangold)  ** 3/4
LAST WORD, THE  (2017,  d. Mark Pellington)  ** 1/4
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  (2017,  d. Bill Condon)  **
PERSONAL SHOPPER  (2017,  d. Olivier Assayas  *** 1/2
MEMORY OF JUSTICE, THE  (2017,  d. Marcel Ophüls)  *** 1/4
SENSE OF AN ENDING, THE  (2017,  d.  Ritesh Batra)  *** 1/4
AFTER THE STORM  (2017,  d. Hirokazu Kore-eda)  *** 3/4
GET OUT  (2017,  d. Jordan Peele)  * 3/4
SONG TO SONG  (2017,  d. Terence Malick) * 3/4
LIFE  (2017,  d. Daniel Espinosa)  * 3/4
ZOOKEEPER'S WIFE, THE  (2017,  d. Nick Caro)  ** 3/4
T2:  TRAINSPOTTING 2 (2017,  d. Danny Boyle) **
DISCOVERY, THE  (2017,  d. Charlie McDowell)  **
    April, 2017
THEIR FINEST  (2017,  d. Lone Scherfig)  *** 1/2
WILSON  (2017,  d. Craig Johnson)  **
13 REASONS WHY  (2017,  d. various)  ****
FRANTZ  (2017,  d. François Ozon)  *** 3/4
GIFTED  (2017,  d. Marc Webb)  *** 1/4
NORMAN:  THE MODERATE RISE & TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER  (2017,  d. Joseph Cedar)  ***
WOLF HALL  (2017,  d. Peter Kosminsky)  *** 1/2
QUIET PASSION, A  (2017,  d. Terence Davies)  ** 1/2
THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC  (2017,  d. Simon Aboud)  ***
LOST CITY OF Z  (2017,  d. James Gray)  *** 1/4
STONEWALL (2017,  d. Roland Emmerich)  ** 1/2
SHOWGIRLS  (2017,  d. Paul Verhoeven)  *** 1/2
MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS  (2017,  d. Wes Ball)  ** 3/4
BORN TO BE BLUE  (2017,  d. Robert Budreau)  ** 3/4
SELF/LESS  (2017,  d. Tarsem Singh)  * 3/4
    May, 2017
AFTERIMAGE 
(2017,  d. Andrzej Wajda)  *** 1/2
PYROMANIAC  (2017,  d. Erik Skjoldbjaerg)  ** 1/2
HELLO DESTROYER  (2017,  d. Kevan Funk)  ** 1/4
FOOD EVOLUTION  (2017,  d. Scott Hamilton Kennedy)  *** 3/4
CHAVELA  (2017,  d. Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi)  ***
LEMON  (2017,  d. Janicza Bravo)  * 1/4
NOWHERE TO HIDE  (2017,  d. Zaradasht Ahmed)  *** 3/4
GHOLAM  (2017,  d. Mitra Tabrizian)  * 1/2
HEDI  (2017,  d.  Mohamed Ben Attia)  *** 1/4
HEAL THE LIVING  (2017,  d. Katell Quillévérê)  *** 3/4
TWO IRENES  (2017,  d. Fabio Meira) ** 1/2
GOLDSTONE  (2017  d.  Ivan Sen)  *** 1/4
MOKA  (2017,  d. Frédéric Mermoud)  *** 1/4
BACKPACK FULL OF CASH  (2017,  d. Sarah Mondale)  *** 3/4
HERO, THE  (2017,  d. Brett Haley)  *** 1/4
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY:  VOL. 2  (2017,  d.  James Gunn)  * 3/4
DINNER, THE  (2017,  Oren Moverman)  ** 1/2
500 YEARS  (2017,  d. Pamela Yates)  * 1/2
WINTER, THE  (2017,  d. Emiliano Torres)  ** 3/4
FARTHEST THE  (2017,  d. Emer Reynolds)  *** 3/4
MAN, THE  (2017,  d. Charlotte Sieling)  *** 1/2
PARIS OPERA, THE  (2017,  d. Jean-Stéphane Bron)  ** 1/4
FINDING KUKAN  (2017,  d. Robin Lung)  *** 1/4
WEIRDOS  (2017,  d. Bruce McDonald)  *** 1/2
STRUGGLE FOR LIFE  (2017,  d. Antonin Peretjatko)  1/2*
GIRL WITHOUT HANDS, THE  (2017,  d. Sébastien Laudenbach)  * 3/4
CITY OF GHOSTS  (2017,  d. Matthew Heineman)  *** 3/4
DIVINE DIVAS  (2017,  d. Leandra Leal)  ** 3/4
BIG SICK, THE  (2017,  d. Michael Showalter)  *** 1/4
DEATH IN SARAJEVO (2017,  d. Danis Tanovic)  *** 1/2
ETHEL & ERNEST  (2017,  d. Roger Mainwood)  *** 1/4
MIDWIFE, THE  (2017,  d. Martin Provost)  *** 1/4
UNKNOWN GIRL, THE (2017,  d. Dardenne Bros.)  *** 1/2
FABULOUS ALLAN CARR, THE  (2017,  d.  Jeffrey Schwartz)  *** 1/2
BEATRIZ AT DINNER  (2017,  d. Miguel Arteta)  ** 3/4
TIME TRAP  (2017,  d. Ben Foster, Mark Dennis)  **
TRIP TO SPAIN, THE  (2017,  d. Michael Winterbottom)  ** 1/2
BEACH RATS  (2017,  d.  Eliza Hittan)  *** 1/4
BAR, THE  (2017,  d. Alex de la Inglesia)  * 3/4
MENASHE (2017, d. Joshua Z. Weinstein)  *** 1/4
BAD DAY FOR THE CUT  (2017,  d. Chris Baugh)  ** 1/2
BAD INFLUENCE  (2017,  d. Claudia Huaiquimilla)  ** 1/4
WEDDING PLAN, THE  (2017,  d. Rama Burshtein)  *** 1/4
SOLITAIRE  (2017,  d. Sophie Boutros)  *** 1/4
NILE HILTON INCIDENT, THE  (2017,  d. Tarik Saleh)  ** 3/4
HEARTSTONE  (2017,  d.
Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson)  *** 1/2
TRUTH ABOUT LOVE IS, THE (2017,  d. Max Croci)  * 3/4
COME, TOGETHER  (2017,  d. Dong-il Shin) ***
BLOOM OF YESTERDAY, THE  (2017,  d. Chris Kraus)  *** 1/2
ENTANGLEMENT  (2017,  d. Jason James)  **
ROBERTO BOLLO -  THE ART OF THE DANCE  (2017,  d. Francesca Pedron *** 1/2
BECOMING WHO I WAS 
(2017,  d. Moon Chang-yong, Jin Jeon) ***
LOVERS, THE  (2017,  d. Azazel Jacobs)  *** 1/2
SMALL TOWN KILLERS  (2017,  d. Ole Borndal)  *** 1/4
BLACK CODE  (2017,  d. Nicholas de Pencier)  ** 1/2
PROM KING  (2017,  d. Christopher Schaap)  *** 3/4
TOM OF FINLAND  (2017,  d. Dome Karukoski)  *** 1/4
DEAN  (2017,  d. Demetri Martin)  ** 3/4
150 MILLIGRAMS  (2017,  d. Emmanuelle Bercot)
SWALLOWS & AMAZONS  (2017,  d. Philippa Lowthorpe) ** 1/2
BOY TROUBLE (shorts)  (2017,  d.  various)  6-shorts ranging from * to ***
PERSON TO PERSON (2017,  d. Dustin Guy Defa)  ***
NET, THE  (2017,  d. Kim Ki-duk)  *** 3/4
SEARCHERS  (2017,  d. Zacharias Kunak, Natar Ungalaaq)  ** 1/2
ODYSSEY, THE  (2017,  d. Jérôme Salle)  *** 1/4
ENDLESS POETRY  (2017,  d. Alejandro Jodorowsky)  ** 3/4
LANE 1974  (2017,  d. SJ Chiro)  ** 3/4
AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL  (2017,  d. Rodrigo Grande)  *** 1/4
IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD  (2017,  d. Xavier Dolan) +  *** 1/4
COOK UP A STORM  (2017,  d.  Raymond Yip Wai Man)  ** 3/4
FEATHER  (2017,  d. Roan Johnson)  ***

      June, 2017
LANDING, THE 
(2017,  d. Mark & David Dodson)  *** 1/4
ZOOLOGY  (2017,  d. Ivan I. Tverdovsky)  ** 1/4
HIPPOPOTAMUS, THE  (2017,  d,  John Jencks)  *** 1/2
MELLOW MUD  (2017,  d. Renärs Vinba)  ***
ON THE ROAD  (2017,  d. Michael Winterbottom)  *** 1/4
FOOTNOTES 
(2017,  d. Kostia Testut, Paul Calori)  * 1/4
INFINITY BABY 
(2017,  d. Bob Byington)  ** 1/2
DRAGON ARRIVES!, A 
(2017,  d. Mani Haghighi)  ** 1/2
IVAN 
(2017,  d. Alyona Davydova)  ** 3/4
BOUNDARIES 
(2017,  d. Chloé Robichaud)  ***

FERMENTED  (2017,  d. Jonathan Cianfrani)  ***
LANDLINE  (2017,  d. Gillian Robespierre)  *** 1/2
SOUL ON A STRING  (2017,  d. Zhang Yang)  ** 3/4
MY HAPPY FAMILY  (2017,  d. Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Gross)  *** 3/4
GOOK  (2017,  d. Justin Chon)  *** 1/4
IN THE RADIANT CITY  (2017,  d. Rachel Lambert)  ** 1/4
ORNITHOLOGIST, THE  (2017,  d.  Joäo Pedro Rodrigues)  *** 1/4
JOURNEY, THE  (2017,  d. Nick Hamm)  ****
MAY GOD SAVE US  (2017,  Rodrigo Sorogoyen)  ***
WALLFLOWER  (2017,  d.  Jagger  Gravning) * 1/4
KILLS ON WHEELS  (2017,  d. Attila Till) *** 1/4
AMERICAN FOLK  (2017,  d. David Heinz)  *** 3/4
LADY MACBETH  (2017,  d. William Oldroyd)  ** 1/4
SHE'S THE BOSS  (2017,  d. Ham Tran)  *
PARIS PRESTIGE  (2017,  d. Hamé Bourokba,  Ëkoué Labiley)  W/O
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY  (2017,  d. Francis Lee)  *** 1/2
SANTA & ANDRES  (2017,  d. Carlos Lechuga)  ** 3/4
COLUMBUS  (2017,  d. Kogonada)  ** 1/4
NOCTURAMA  (2017,  d.  Bertrand Bonello)  *** 1/4

SAY YOU WILL  (2017,  d. Nick Naveda)  *** 1/2
INLAND ROAD, THE  (2017,  d. Jackie van Beek)  ** 1/2
KING'S CHOICE, THE  (2017,  d.  Erik Poppe)  *** 1/4
ESCAPE ROOM  (2017,  d.  Will Wernick)  * 1/4
WITCHES, THE  (2017,  d.  Nicolas Roeg)  *** 1/2
TROUBLE  (2017,  d. Theresa Rebeck)
  ** 1/2
MR. LONG  (2017,  d.  Sabu)  *** 1/2
SECRET #4 (2017)  * 3/4
THIS IS OUR LAND  (2017,  d. Lucas Belvaux)  *** 1/4
FREE AND EASY  (2017,  d. Jun Geng)  ** 1/4
HANDSOME DEVIL  (2017,  d. John Butler)  *** 1/2
MY COUSIN RACHEL  (2017,  d. Roger Michell)  ***
BOOK OF HENRY, THE  (2017  d. Colin Trevorrow)  *** 1/2
EXCEPTION, THE  (2017,  d. David Leveaux) **
PARIS 05:59:  THÉO & HUGO  (2017,  Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau) *** 1/2
PAINT IT BLACK  (2017,  d. Amber Tamblyn)  ** 1/4
MAUDIE  (2017,  d. Aisling Walsh)  *** 1/2
OKJA  (2017,  d. Bong Joon-Ho)  ** 3/4
BABY DRIVER  (2017,  d. Edgar Wright)  *** 1/2
    July, 2017
ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS  (2017,  d. Michal Marczak) ** 3/4
FALLS, THE:  TESTAMENT OF LOVE  (2017,  d.  Jon Garcia)  ** 3/4
FALLS, THE:  COVENANT OF GRACE  (2017,  d. Jon Garcia)  ** 3/4
CRIES FROM SYRIA  (2017,  d. Evgeny Afineevsky)  ****
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL:  NOS AMIS  (2017,  d. Colin Hanks)  ***
FINDING OSCAR  (2017,  d. Ryan Suffern)  ** 1/2
FREEDOM TO MARRY,  THE  (2017,  d. Eddie Rosenstein)  *** 1/2
GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM  (2017,  d.  Jedd and Todd Wider)  *** 3/4
ESTEROS  (2017,  d.  Papu Curotto)  * 3/4
I AM MICHAEL  (2017,  d. Justin Kelly)  ** 3/4
HAROLD AND LILLIAN:  A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY  (2017,  d. Daniel Raim) *** 1/2
Summer Vacation  (2017,  d.  Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon) +  Insightful Israeli gay short film.  *** 1/2
I AM JANE DOE  (2017,  d. Mary Mazzio)  *** 1/4
SPIDER-MAN:  HOMECOMING  (2017,  d. Jon Watts)  ** 1/2
JEREMIAH TOWER:  THE LAST MAGNIFICENT  (2017,  d. Lydia Tenaglia)  ***
I CALLED HIM MORGAN  (2017,  d.  Kasper Collin)  ** 3/4
DEFIANT ONES, THE  (2017,  d. Allen Hughes)  *** 1/2
WAR FOR PLANET OF THE APES  (2017,  d.  Matt Reeves)  ***
KARL MARX CITY  (2017,  d. Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker)  ** 1/2
KEEP QUIET  (2017,  d. Sam Blair, Joseph Martin)  *** 1/2
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS  (2017,  d. Luc Besson)  *** 1/4
DUNKIRK  (2017,  d. Christopher Nolan)  ***
FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (Mal de Pierres)  (2017,  d. Nicole Garcia)  ** 3/4
WIND RIVER  (2017,  d. Taylor Sheridan)  *** 1/2
LAST MEN IN ALEPPO  (2017,  d. Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen)  *** 1/2
INCONVENIENT SEQUEL, AN:  TRUTH TO POWER  (2017,  d. Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk)  ****
ATOMIC BLONDE  (2017,  d.  David Leitch)  **
LET IT FALL:  LOS ANGELES 1982-1992 (2017,  d.  John Ridley)   ****
   August, 2017
MR. GAGA  (2017,  d. Tomer Heymann *** 1/2
MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE  (2017,  d.  John Dower)  *** 3/4
DETROIT (2017,  d. Kathryn Bigelow) *** 3/4
Baby Sita (2017,  d. Ranjit Koka) **  Doc. short, didactic lecture film re: real problem of millions of deserted baby girls in India. Fine cinematography.
GOOD TIME  (2017,  d.  Josh Safdie & Benny Safdie)  *** 1/2
CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP: A BAD BOY STORY  (2017,  d. Daniel Kaufman)  * 1/2
CHOSEN AND EXCLUDED - JEW HATRED IN EUROPE  (2017,  d. Joachim Schroeder, Sophie Hafner)  ***
GLASS CASTLE, THE  (2017,  d. Destin Daniel Cretton) 
ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK, THE  (2017,  d.  Marc Webb) *** 3/4
4 DAYS IN FRANCE  (Jours de France)  (2017,  d. Jerôme Reybaud)  *** 1/2
Edith+Eddie  (2017,  d.  Laura Checkoway)  *** 3/4
Fire Mouth (Boca de Fogo)   (2017,  d. Luciano Pérez Fernández) 1/2*  Brazilian doc. short: follows announcers of small town soccer team. Unwatchable.
CHASING CORAL  (2017,  d. Jeff Orlowsi)  *** 3/4
LOGAN LUCKY  (2017,  d. Steven Soderbergh)  *** 1/4
ANGELS IN AMERICA PART ONE:  MILLENIUM APPROACHES  (2017,   d. Marianne Elliott)  *** 3/4
IT'S A KIND OF FUNNY STORY  (2017,  d. Ryan Fleck,  Anna Boden) +  *** 1/2
    September, 2017
ELIÁN  (2017,  d. Tim Golden, Ross McDonnell)  *** 3/4
15: A Quinceañera Story  (2017,  d. Matthew O'Neill & Thalia Sodi) **** doc short: trans girl Zoey,14, gets to have the most beautiful Quinceañera ever!
Kaltes Tal (2017,  d. Florian Fischer & Johannes Krell) ** puzzling, impressionistic doc short about stone quarry & liming forests dying from acid rain.
Nobody Dies Here (2017,  d. Simon Panay) ** 3/4  low energy doc short: hardscrabble mining for gold in Benin. Even kids struggle. Some die. Low reward.
ESCAPES  (2017,  d. Michael Almereyda) *** 1/2
HEARING IS BELIEVING  (2017,  d. Lorenzo DeStefano)  *** 1/2
HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS (2017, d. Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested) *** 3/4
LAST LAUGH, THE  (2017,  d. Ferne Pearlstein) ***
MACHINES  (2017,  d. Rahul Jain)  ** 1/4
SETTLERS, THE  (2017,  d. Shimon Dotan)  *** 3/4
SCHOOL LIFE  (2017,  d. Neasa Ni Chianáin & David Rane)  ***
STEP  (2017,  d. Amanda Lipitz)  ***
DAWSON CITY:  FROZEN TIME  (2017,  d. Bill Morrison)  ****
IN THE GRAYSCALE (En la Gama de los Grises)  (2017,  d. Claudio Marcone)  ** 1/2
BEVERLY HILLS:  100 YEARS, 100 STORIES  (2017,  d. Phil Savenick)  *** 3/4 ; beautifully edited historical documentary about the city I grew up in!
THIS IS EVERYTHING:  GIGI GORGEOUS  (2017,  d. Barbara Kopple)  *** 1/2
RISK  (2017,  d. Laura Poitras)  ** 1/2
BRAD'S STATUS  (2017,  d. Mike White)  *** 1/2
MOTHER!  (2017,  d. Darren Aronofsky)  * 3/4
FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER  (2017,  d. Angelina Jolie)  **
AMERICAN ASSASSIN  (2017,  d. Michael Cuesta)  *** 1/2
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME  (2017,  d. Luca Guadagnino)  *** 3/4
REBEL IN THE RYE  (2017,  d.  Danny Strong)   *** 1/4
AMERICAN MEDIA & THE SECOND ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY (2017,  d. John Barbour)  *** 1/2
CHASING TRANE:  THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY  (2017,  D.  John Scheinfeld)  *** 3/4
STRONGER  (2017,  d. David Gordon Green)  *** 1/2
BATTLE OF THE SEXES  (2017,  d. Valerie Faris & Jonathon Dayton)  ***
DOLORES  (2017,  d. Peter Bratt)  *** 1/4
GET ME ROGER STONE (2017,  d. Daniel DiMauro,, Morgan Pehme, Dylan Blank) *** 1/2
YOU'RE NOT IN THE OBIT, EAT BREAKFAST  (2017,  d. Daniel Gold)  *** 3/4
AMERICAN VANDAL  (2017,  d. Tony Yacenda) *** 3/4; satiric true-crime mocudoc, superbly written and acted high school 8-episode series.
VICTORIA & ABDUL  (2017,  d. Stephen Frears)  ** 3/4
AMERICAN MADE  (2017,  d. Doug Liman)  **
   October, 2017
LOVING VINCENT  (2017,  d. Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman)  ****
SIDEMEN:  LONG ROAD TO GLORY  (2017,  d. Scott Rosenbaum)  ** 3/4
SCORE:  A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY  (2017,  d. Matt Schrader)  *** 3/4
LA 92  (2017,  d. Daniel Lindsay & T. J. Martin)  ****
LONG STRANGE TRIP  (2017,  d. Amir Bar Lev)  ***
FLORIDA PROJECT, THE  (2017,  d. Sean Baker)  ***
BLADE RUNNER 2049  (2017,  d.  Denis Villeneuve) ***
MARK FELT:  THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE  (2017,  d. Peter Landesman)  *** 1/2
MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, THE  (2017,  d. Hany Abu-Assad)  *** 1/4
Fear Us Women  (2017, d. David Darg) *** 1/2; 
Canadian woman fighting with YPJ Kurds against ISIS.  Touching, low key doc.; narrated by committed sniper.
After Life 
(2017, d. Prisca Bouchet & Nick Mayow) ** 3/4; short doc about a mortuary making beautiful corpses in New Zealand.
4th Wing: An 8-Pulse Cancer Therapy   (2017,  d. Raji Sundararajan) * India didactic medical short doc to illustrate with interviews a new cancer therapy: ECT.
Marian  (2017,  d. Rick Rodgers)  ***  short doc telling story of aging Broadway actress Marian Seldes who succumbed slowly to dementia in 2014.
Nyo Vweta Nafta  (2017,  d.  Ico Costa) **  B&W vérité short doc.
ALPHAGO  (2017,  Greg Kohs)  *** 1/2
AUGIE  (2017,  James Keach)  ***
BRIMSTONE & GLORY  (2017,  d. Viktor Jakovleski)  *** 1/2
BREATHE  (2017,  d. Andy Serkis)
  ***
MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)  (2017,  d. Noah Baumbach)  *** 1/2
INSULT, THE  (2017,  Lebanon,  d. Ziad Doueiri)  *** 3/4
MAD WORLD  (2017,  Hong Kong,  d. Wong Chun)  ***
TOKYO PROJECT  (2107,  d. Richard Shepard)  *** 1/2
HAPPY END  (2017,  Austria,  d. Michael Haneke)  ***
BLACK LEVEL  (2017,  Ukraine,  d. Valentyn Vasyanovich)  1/2*
WOODPECKERS  (2017,  Dominican Republic,  d. Jose Maria Cabral)  ** 3/4
CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER  (2017,  d. Doug Nichol)  ***
EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY PEOPLE  (2017,  d. Alan Govenar)  ** 1/4
LOVELESS  (2017,  Russia,  d. Andrey Zvyagintsev)   *** 1/2
LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT, A  (2017,  Afghanistan,  d. Roya Sadat)  ** 1/2
WONDERSTRUCK  (2017,  d. Todd Haynes)  ***
HUMAN FLOW  (2017,  d. Ai Weiwei)  *** 3/4
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017,  d. Robin Campillo)  *** 3/4
GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN  (2017,  d. Simon Curtis)  ** 3/4
UNDER THE TREE  (2017,  Iceland,  d. Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson)  *** 1/4
ANOTHER STORY OF THE WORLD  (2017,  Uruguay,  d.  Guillermo Casanova)  **
SUMMER 1993  (2017,  Spain,  d.  Carla Simon)  *** 1/4
JOAN DIDION:  THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD  (2017,  d. Griffin Dunne) *** 1/2
LOOK & SEE:  A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY  (2017,  d. Laura Dunn)  *** 3/4
NEARY'S:  THE DREAM AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW  (2017,  d. Neil Leifer)  ** 1/2
NAPLES '44  (2017,  d. Francesco Patierno)  *** 1/2
SQUARE, THE  (2017,  d. Ruben Östland)  *** 1/4
LAST FLAG FLYING  (2017,  d.  Richard Linklater)  *** 3/4
FANTASTIC WOMAN, A  (2017,  Chile,  d.  Sebastián Lelio) *** 3/4
   November, 2017
PROSPERITY (2017,  d. Mark Van Wijk)  ** 1/2
THOR:  RAGNAROK  (2017,  d. Taika Waititi)  * 3/4
MOLLY'S GAME  (2017,  d. Aaron Sorkin)  *** 1/2
LBJ  (2017,  d. Rob Reiner)  ***
LADY BIRD  (2017,  d. Greta Gerwig) *** 1/2
NO GREATER LOVE  (2017,  d. Justin David Roberts) *** 1/4
FIXEUR  (2017,  Romania,  d. Adrian Sitaru)  *** 1/4
IN THE FADE  (2017,  Germany,  d. Fetih Akin)  *** 1/2
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS  (2017,  d. Kenneth Branagh)  ** 3/4
WONDER WHEEL  (2017,  d. Woody Allen)  ** 1/2
ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.  (2017,  d. Dan Gilroy)  ** 1/2
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI  (2017,  d. Martin McDonagh)  *** 3/4
TAKE MY NOSE...PLEASE!  (2017,  d. Joan Kron)  *** 3/4
ZAMA  (2017,  Argentina,  d. Lucrecia Martel)  3/4*
WHITNEY, "CAN I BE ME" (2017,  d. Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal)  *** 1/2
WORK, THE  (2017,  Jairus McLeary & Gethin Aldous)  ** 1/4
WOUND, THE  (2017,  South Africa,  d. John Trengove)  *** 1/2
HER LOVE BOILS BATHWATER  (2017,  Japan,  d. Ryöta Nakano)  ****
JUSTICE LEAGUE  (2017,  d. Zack Snyder)  *** 1/4
DARKEST HOUR  (2017,  d. Joe Wright)  *** 1/2
WONDER  (2017,  d. Stephen Chbosky)  *** 1/4
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME  (2017,  d. Luca Guadagnino)  +  *** 3/4
FACES PLACES  (2017,  d. JR and Agnes Varda)  *** 3/4
ABACUS:  SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL  (2017,  d. Steve James)  *** 1/2
MORAZÁN  (2017,  Honduras,  d. Hispano Durón)
AMERIKA SQUARE  (2017,  Greece,  d. Yannis Sakardis)
NOVEMBER  (2017,  Estonia,  d. Rainer Sarnet)
CAGE, THE  (2017,  Bangladesh,  d. Akram Khan)
FOXTROT  (2017,  Israel,  d. Samuel Maoz)
ONE THOUSAND ROPES  (2017,  New Zealand,  Tusi Tamasese)
    December, 2017
DIVINE ORDER, THE  (2017,  Switzerland,  d. Petra Biondina Volpe)
AYLA:  THE DAUGHTER OF WAR  (2017,  Turkey,  d. Can Ulkay)
NEWTON  (2017,  India,  Amit V. Masurkar)
QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE  (2017,  Croatia,  Hana Jusic)
DOWNSIZING  (2017,  d. Alexander Payne)
DISASTER ARTIST, THE  (2017,  d. James Franco)
RESEBA: THE DARK WIND  (2017, Iraq, d. Hussein Hassan)
ROAD TO MOTHER, THE  (2017,  Kazakhstan,  d. Akhan Satayev)
POST, THE  (2017,  d. Steven Spielberg)
BINGO - THE KING OF THE MORNINGS  (2017,  Brazil, d.  Daniel Rezende)
YEVA (2017,  Armenia,  d. Anahit Abad)
WOLF WARRIOR 2  (2017,  China,  d. Wu Jing)
GLORY  (2017,  Bulgaria,  d. Petar Valchanov, Kristina Grozeva)
A CIAMBRA  (2017,  Italy,  d. Jonas Carpignano)
TRAIN OF SALT AND SUGAR, THE  (2017,  Mozambique,  d. Licinio Azevedo)
THELMA  (2017,  Norway,  d. Joachim Trier)
BY THE TIE IT GETS DARK  (2017,  Thailand,  Anocha Suwichakornpong)
GUILTY MEN  (2017,  Colombia,  d. Iván D. Gaona)
SPACE BETWEEN, THE  (2017,  Australia,  d. Ruth Borgobello)
FÉLICITÉ  (2017,  Senegal,  d. Alain Gomis)
WAJIB  (2017,  Palestine,  d. Annemarie Jacir)
HOSTILES  (2017,  d. Scott Cooper)
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD  (2017,  d.  Ridley Scott)
SONG OF GRANITE  (2017,  Ireland,  d. Pat Collins)
SAAWAN  (2017,  Pakistan,  d. Farhan Alam)
PHANTOM THREAD  (2017,  d. Paul Thomas Anderson)
SHAPE OF WATER, THE  (2017,  d. Guillermo del Toro)
FATHER AND SON  (2017,  Vietnam,  d. Luong Dinh Dung)
ON BODY AND SOUL  (2017,  Hungary,  d. Ildikó Enyedi)
I, TONYA  (2017,  d. Craig Gillespie)
STAR WARS:  THE LAST JEDI  (2017,  d. Rian Johnson)
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL  (2017,  d. Paul McGuigan)
GREATEST SHOWMAN, THE  (2017,  d. Michael Gracey)