Ricky's First Quarter Film Reviews

With 2017 well underway, here is my first quarter film review. I’ve included my best of the year to date as well as some late 2016 Oscar holdovers.

I liked “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” so much, there is not a single frame I would change. The same can be said of “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Your Name.” Oscar-winners are noted with (*) and Oscar-nominated films noted (+) below.

Best of 2017

1. * “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Grade: A+

2. * “Hacksaw Ridge” A

3. “Your Name.” A

4. “The Zookeeper’s Wife” A-

5. “John Wick: Chapter Two” B+

6. “Gifted” B+

7. + “Hidden Figures” (2016) B+

8. “Kong: Skull Island” B+

9. “A Dog’s Purpose” B+

10. * “La La Land” (2016) B+

Guilty pleasures

1. “A Cure for Wellness” C-

2. “The Shack” C-

3. “Collide” C-

4. “The Sense of an Ending” C-

5. “The Belko Experiment” D+

Disappointments and let downs

“The Belko Experiment,” (Grade: D+); “Sense of an Ending,” (C); “Ghost in a Shell,” (C+); “Fist Fight,” (C);“Wilson,” (C-); “Life,” (“C+); “Collide,” (C-); “Rock Dog,” (C-); “The Boss Baby,” (C+); “The Assignment,” (C+); “The Shack,” (C+); and “A Cure for Wellness” (C-).