Sight and Sound 2017. All the films reviewed in Volume 27.by stuartianburns | created - 13 Jul 2018 | updated - 15 Jul 2018 | Public
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1. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 498,412 | Gross: $92.05M
3. The Ornithologist (2016)
Unrated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.
Votes: 3,168 | Gross: $0.05M
5. Battle of the Sexes (2017)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Votes: 52,964 | Gross: $12.64M
7. Bill Viola: The Road to St. Paul (2017)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography
A powerful, moving film about the world's greatest video artist Bill Viola and his wife and collaborator as they embark on a twelve year odyssey to create and install two permanent video ... See full summary »
8. Boy (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.
Votes: 24,433 | Gross: $0.26M
10. Félicité (2017)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, Music
Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.
Votes: 1,035 | Gross: $0.01M
13. Fireworks (2017)
90 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
In this sci-fi tinged story of young love and teenage turmoil, a mysterious glowing ball offers Norimichi a second chance at securing his dream date.
Votes: 2,980 | Gross: $0.53M
14. Flatliners (2017)
PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
Votes: 44,905 | Gross: $16.87M
15. The Florida Project (2017)
R | 111 min | Drama
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
Votes: 103,566 | Gross: $5.90M
16. Geostorm (2017)
PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock for its creator to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.
Votes: 101,068 | Gross: $33.70M
17. Good Time (2017)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Votes: 104,091 | Gross: $2.03M
18. Heartstone (2016)
Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance
In a fishing village in Iceland, a boy develops feelings for his best friend as his best friend pursues his affections for a girl.
21. Lost in Paris (2016)
Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy
Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing.
Votes: 3,146 | Gross: $0.69M
23. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.
Votes: 14,082 | Gross: $5.68M
24. Marshall (2017)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Votes: 22,855 | Gross: $10.05M
25. Most Beautiful Island (2017)
80 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Most Beautiful Island is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman's struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game.
26. No Stone Unturned (2017)
PG | 111 min | Documentary
An in-depth look at the unsolved 1994 Loughinisland massacre, where six Irishmen were murdered, presumably by a Unionist paramilitary group, while watching the World Cup at the local pub in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland.
Director: Alex Gibney
27. Only the Brave (2017)
PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.
Votes: 63,639 | Gross: $18.34M
28. Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)
R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and their mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.
Votes: 25,013 | Gross: $1.59M
29. School Life (2016)
PG-13 | 99 min | Documentary
Long careers are drawing to a close for John and Amanda, who teach Latin, English, and guitar at a stately home-turned-school, where they are legends with a mantra: "Reading. 'Rithmetic. Rock 'n' roll!" But leaving is the hardest lesson.
Votes: 275 | Gross: $0.04M
30. The Snowman (2017)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.
Votes: 61,013 | Gross: $6.67M
33. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Imprisoned on the planet Sakaar, Thor must race against time to return to Asgard and stop Ragnarök, the destruction of his world, at the hands of the powerful and ruthless villain Hela.
Votes: 646,910 | Gross: $315.06M
34. Trophy (2017)
Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary
This in-depth look into the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.
Votes: 669 | Gross: $0.02M
35. Wet Woman in the Wind (2016)
Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Romance
When a successful, but tired Tokyo-based playwright who has sworn off easy women and casual encounters takes refuge in the countryside, his plans are disrupted by a horny woman who pedals fast into his life and is unrelenting.
36. Dina (2017)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary
An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story.
Votes: 1,163 | Gross: $0.09M
37. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
Votes: 135,434 | Gross: $2.29M
38. Marjorie Prime (2017)
99 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones allows a woman to come face-to-face with the younger version of her late husband.
Votes: 6,134 | Gross: $0.18M
39. The Party (I) (2017)
R | 71 min | Comedy, Drama
Janet (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) hosts a party to celebrate her new promotion, but once the guests arrive, it becomes clear that not everything is going to go down as smoothly as the red wine.
Votes: 17,996 | Gross: $0.75M
40. American Assassin (2017)
R | 111 min | Action, Thriller
After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.
Votes: 76,804 | Gross: $36.25M
41. American Made (2017)
R | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.
Votes: 168,364 | Gross: $51.34M
42. The Ballad of Shirley Collins (2017)
94 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Rob Curry and Tim Plester's follow-up to the award-winning documentary 'Way of the Morris', is a lyrical response to the life-and-work of folkmusic icon Shirley Collins.
44. Breathe (I) (2017)
PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance