February 2017 Films Ranked

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16. Fifty Shades Darker

It’s a squalid, drawn out attempt at creating a film that toes the line of strict guidelines and misses wildly.

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15. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

If there are no feelings held towards the main character, whether it’s a fully blown action film or not, how can it possibly expect sadness to be felt for side characters we don’t even know the name of?

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14. Gold 

Gold is a dud. 

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13. The Space Between Us

It’s a coming of age story where no one grows into anything. It makes martians look ordinary.

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12. John Wick: Chapter 2

A character of few words needs dialogue tighter than any other, and the lines written for John Wick aren’t strong enough to hold up in conversation.

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11. The Great Wall

Underneath this surface of CGI, is a poorly constructed story which lacks depth in every direction.

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10. Patriots Day

The acting is erratic and it does feel overly produced, but it tells its story well while looking fondly at the heroes involved.

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9. The Founder

It’s a story that didn’t need to be told. Ray Kroc is a leech and really, he didn’t need more publicity.

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8. A Cure For Wellness

There is a huge amount of effort visible in every corner of the film and that really helps to give life to something that was so nearly roadkill.

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7. Fences

Fences doesn’t seem to understand its audience.  Just like Denzel’s character, it works for itself and expects the audience to tag along

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6. Loving

For them, Love is the pathway to normality. Bending their ideals to give them a better future.

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5. The Lego Batman Movie

The Lego Movie took on ideas outside of play, opening up a whole new world. The Lego Batman Movie crams everything into the sandbox instead.

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4. Moonlight

The visuals are stunningly beautiful and the emptiness of the cinematography is sensational.

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3. Toni Erdmann

The business-like approach sits perfectly with the story but underneath the footage is a brilliant script of the highest quality with theories and ideas that are so profoundly human.

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2. Hidden Figures

Few films will ever be able to recreate the joy and brilliance of Hidden Figures.

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1. 20th Century Women

 Each character’s understanding of the world is portrayed perfectly and the hilarity that comes with it is tear-dropping.

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