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Film Poll: Voters’ Ballots

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The Voters (click on a person’s name to go to their ballot):

Simon Abrams, Sam Adams, Siddhant Adlakha, Florence Almozini, Mallory Andrews, David Ansen, Ali Arikan, Sean Axmaker, Jason Bailey, Miriam Bale, Abbey Bender, Sheila Benson, Christian Blauvelt, Danny Bowes, Charles Bramesco, Sean Burns, Monica Castillo, Daryl Chin, Jaime Christley, Jake Cole, Sherilyn Connelly, Adam Cook, Jordan Cronk, Mike D’Angelo, Freja Dam, Morgan Leigh Davies, Peter Debruge, A.A. Dowd, Diana Drumm, Alonso Duralde, Bilge Ebiri, David Ehrenstein, Eric Eisenberg, Kate Erbland, Steve Erickson, Chris Evangelista, Molly Faust, David Fear, Jon Frosch, Cynthia Fuchs, Noah Gittell, Tim Grierson, Karen Han, Jesse Hassenger, Eric Henderson, Odie Henderson, Aaron Hillis, Jordan Hoffman, Eric Hynes, Caryn James, Ren Jender, Don Kaye, Ben Kenigsberg, Jonathan Kiefer, Nellie Killian, Kristen Yoonsoo Kim, Dan Kois, Michael Koresky, Peter Labuza, Tomris Laffly, Joanna Langfield, Josh Larsen, Richard Lawson, Manuela Lazic, Will Leitch, Diego Lerer, Craig D. Lindsey, Phillip Lopate, Willow Maclay, Calum Marsh, Ben Mercer, Sean Mulvihill, Angelo Muredda, Noel Murray, Vikram Murthi, Sophia Nguyen, Michael Nordine, John Oursler, Gerald Peary, Sasha Perl-Raver, Ray Pride, Matt Prigge, C.J. Prince, Kristy Puchko, Jeff Reichert, Katey Rich, Vadim Rizov, Joshua Rothkopf, Mike Rubin, Nick Schager, Alan Scherstuhl, Michael Sicinski, David Sims, Matt Singer, Josh Spiegel, Emma Stefansky, David Sterritt, Elizabeth Stoddard, Alice Stoehr, Anne Thompson, Luke Thompson, Scott Tobias, Kyle Turner, Kathleen Walsh, Chris Wells, Matthew Wilder, Alissa Wilkinson, Alison Willmore, Chuck Wilson, Lara Zarum, Alan Zilberman, Esther Zuckerman


Simon Abrams

Best Film

A Quiet Passion
Behemoth
Get Out
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Endless Poetry
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Lady Bird
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Our Time Will Come
Nocturama

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99
Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes
Seo-hyun Ahn, Okja

Best Supporting Performance

Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Bill Skarsgård, It
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Ben Stiller, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Jason Sudeikis, Colossal

Best Director

Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Jordan Peele, Get Out
S.S. Rajamouli, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Best Screenplay: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Undistributed Film: A Man of Integrity

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Behemoth

Best Animated Feature: Geostorm

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: John Wick: Chapter 2
“That shit is not nearly as good as the first one. Give me a fucking break.”

Best Repertory Series: “Comin’ at Ya! 35mm 3-D” or “Erotic City,” both at Quad Cinema
“I fucking lived in the Quad for the 3-D program, watching something like thirteen films.”

Most Significant Development: China!
“Look out, American box office, here comes CHINA.”

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Sam Adams

Best Film

Lady Bird
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Starless Dreams
Call Me by Your Name
The Work
Dunkirk
Personal Shopper
The Square
Faces Places
Get Out

Best Lead Performance

James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd

Best Supporting Performance

Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Betty Gabriel, Get Out
Mark Hamill, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Taika Waititi, Thor: Ragnarok

Best Director

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: Stranger in Paradise

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: mother!

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: Hollywood’s sexual harassment reckoning

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Siddhant Adlakha

Best Film

The Work
Dunkirk
Get Out
War for the Planet of the Apes
Logan
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Wonder Woman
T2 Trainspotting
The Lost City of Z
The Florida Project

Best Lead Performance

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Charlie Hunnam, The Lost City of Z
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Hugh Jackman, Logan

Best Supporting Performance

Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Dafne Keen, Logan
Benny Safdie, Good Time
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: Bodied

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: #MeToo
“The Weinstein scandal was a major domino in what has since become a long-overdue shift. Its industry-wide ramifications, while occasionally difficult to deal with, are a necessary redistribution of power within Hollywood. The ripple effects, however, will be global. This is just the tip of the iceberg.”

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Florence Almozini

Best Film

Nocturama
Phantom Thread
The Square
On the Beach at Night Alone
The Human Surge
Wonderstruck
By the Time It Gets Dark
Personal Shopper
Staying Vertical
BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best Lead Performance

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Nicole Kidman, The Beguiled
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone

Best Supporting Performance

Elisabeth Moss, The Square
Nahuel Pérez Biscayard, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Dominic West, The Square
Elle Fanning, The Beguiled
Allison Williams, Get Out

Best Director

Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Ruben Östlund, The Square

Best Screenplay: Planetarium

Best Undistributed Film: The Nothing Factory

Best First Feature: The Human Surge

Best Documentary: The Challenge

Best Animated Feature: Mune: Guardian of the Moon

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Nocturama
“Vastly misunderstood by a majority of critics and audience alike, seen, analyzed, and rejected in the context of the November Paris attack instead of a representation of a distorted end of an era of contemporary youth and its mal-être.”

Best Repertory Series: “Emotion Pictures: International Melodrama” at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
“For its scope and diversity of the representation of cinema.”

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Mallory Andrews

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Call Me by Your Name
Phantom Thread
Personal Shopper
Faces Places
Dunkirk
Logan
Blade Runner 2049
Good Time
Columbus

Best Lead Performance

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Robert Pattinson, Good Time

Best Supporting Performance

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Naomi Watts, Twin Peaks: The Return

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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David Ansen

Best Film

Call Me by Your Name
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Phantom Thread
Foxtrot
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Get Out
One Week and a Day
Faces Places
Lady Bird
Dunkirk

Best Lead Performance

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Meryl Streep, The Post
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Tatiana Maslany, Stronger
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Ray Romano, The Big Sick

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Samuel Maoz, Foxtrot

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: Spoor
“Agnieszka Holland gets more untamed with age; a wild, shape-shifting and genre-crossing ride.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Good Time
“Yes, Pattinson was very good, but the critics wildly overrated this posturing fetishization of low-life New York, mistaking grime for authenticity. That overwhelming soundtrack didn’t help.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The downfall of Harvey Weinstein, and the roar of women’s pissed-off voices.

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Ali Arikan

Best Film

T2 Trainspotting
The Death of Louis XIV
Dunkirk
Personal Shopper
Phantom Thread
The Lost City of Z
A Quiet Passion
The Beguiled
Wind River
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Lead Performance

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Jean-Pierre Léaud, The Death of Louis XIV

Best Supporting Performance

Jonny Lee Miller, T2 Trainspotting
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Rebecca Miller, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Mark Hamill, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Ray Romano, The Big Sick

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Danny Boyle, T2 Trainspotting

Best Screenplay: Dunkirk

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Get Out
“Bully for Jordan Peele — he definitely has an eye for this sort of stuff and a great future ahead of him. But this movie’s story logic is utter pants.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The seismic event that was Harvey Weinstein’s fall and the avalanche that followed.

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Sean Axmaker

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Personal Shopper
A Ghost Story
Nocturama
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
Get Out
Graduation
Blade Runner 2049

Best Lead Performance

Diane Kruger, In the Fade
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Mark Rylance, Dunkirk
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Patrick Stewart, Logan

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper
Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama

Best Screenplay: The Lost City of Z

Best Undistributed Film: A Dragon Arrives!
“I’m still not exactly sure what it’s all about (which, I confess, is one reason my mind keeps returning to it), but I love the mystery and the cinematic prism that filmmaker Mani Haghighi puts the story through.”

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Square
“Ruben Östlund’s satire of art world and society culture pretensions is fun and funny, but really doesn’t cut very deeply beneath the surface of its attack.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Jason Bailey

Best Film

Mudbound
Lady Bird
The Florida Project
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Get Out
Logan Lucky
Okja
Phantom Thread
I, Tonya
Call Me by Your Name

Best Lead Performance

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky
Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
Ben Stiller, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Supporting Performance

Jason Mitchell, Mudbound
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Woody Harrelson, The Glass Castle

Best Director

Dee Rees, Mudbound
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Bong Joon Ho, Okja

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: Flames
“This fusion of documentary and romance, which I saw at Tribeca and have heard hide nor hair of since, is a raw, candid, and uncomfortably personal piece of work.”

Best First Feature: Lucky

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Wonderstruck
“I mean, not everybody was wrong. But it was surprising to see a movie that emotionally wrecked me get the finger from so many critics I usually trust.”

Best Repertory Series: “The Shadow Cinema of the American ’70s” at Quad Cinema
“The Quad’s companion series to Charles Taylor’s excellent book Opening Wednesday at a Theater or Drive-In Near You gave me my first-ever peek at gems like Cisco Pike, Hard Times, Prime Cut, and (in glorious 16mm) too-rare screenings of Citizens Band (Handle With Care)and American Hot Wax.

Most Significant Development: The necessity of holding two ideas at once w/r/t Netflix
“On one hand, hardly anyone is spending coin like theirs on either festival acquisitions or production of risky original work. And on the other hand, debuting a movie on Netflix is, in most cases, like sending it into the Bermuda Triangle on a twig raft. (And on the third hand: Bright?!?!)”

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Miriam Bale

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Phantom Thread
Personal Shopper
Nocturama
Lady Bird
Good Time
Hermia & Helena
I Called Him Morgan
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Girls Trip

Best Lead Performance

Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Denzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Josh and Benny Safdie, Good Time

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: The Day After

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: I Called Him Morgan

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Abbey Bender

Best Film

The Beguiled
Marjorie Prime
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
A Quiet Passion
Phantom Thread
Get Out
The Lure
Kedi
A Ghost Story
Lady Bird

Best Lead Performance

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Timothée Chalamet, Lady Bird
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Ray Romano, The Big Sick

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay: N/A

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Sheila Benson

Best Film

Get Out
The Florida Project
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
War for the Planet of the Apes
Columbus
The Post
The Big Sick
Graduation
Good Time

Best Lead Performance

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The Weinstein debacle and all the women who were suddenly believed.

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Christian Blauvelt

Best Film

The Lost City of Z
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Florida Project
The Other Side of Hope
Phantom Thread
Personal Shopper
Wonder Woman
A Quiet Passion
Lady Bird
Catfight

Best Lead Performance

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
Charlie Hunnam, The Lost City of Z
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Anne Heche, Catfight

Best Supporting Performance

Mark Hamill, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Tessa Thompson, Thor: Ragnarok
Stephen Henderson, Lady Bird
Sienna Miller, The Lost City of Z

Best Director

Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay: The Lost City of Z

Best Undistributed Film: Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
“Ann Marie Fleming’s story of young poet Rosie Ming (voiced brilliantly by Sandra Oh) is like an animated Paterson.”

Best First Feature: Loving Vincent

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Loving Vincent

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Call Me by Your Name
“Dull, derivative, and, as Richard Brody put it in the New Yorker, it’s essentially just a treatise on good parenting. Then there’s writing that should be nominated for the cinematic equivalent of Literary Review’s Bad Sex in Fiction Award. ‘You’ve moved on to the plant kingdom, now? What’s next, minerals? You’re done with the animal kingdom. You know that’s me, right?’ ‘I’m sick, aren’t I?’ ‘I wish everyone were as sick as you.’ And people think the Star Wars prequels have bad dialogue?”

Best Repertory Series: “Early Wiseman” at Film Forum
“There will likely be another Wiseman festival at the iconic Manhattan cinema in 2018. If that happens, seize that opportunity! These films demand to be seen on big screens without interruption — as taxing on the posterior as Wiseman’s lengthy runtimes can be.”

Most Significant Development: The #MeToo Movement
“It was in Hollywood where it all began. The victims who came forward to reveal the abuse they suffered at the hands of powerful men in the film and television industry started an infinitely long-overdue cultural shift that has affected politics, journalism, media, and elsewhere in the arts. In 2018, the worst-case scenario will be if Hollywood thinks it’s identified and expelled some ‘bad apples,’ pats itself on the back, and moves on without any fundamental change to power structures that have silenced victims and enabled predators. The best-case scenario will be if that structural change happens, and Hollywood takes the lead on challenging and rethinking a toxic masculinity of entitlement that’s come to define manhood the world over and permeates nearly every aspect of our lives.”

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Danny Bowes

Best Film

Phantom Thread
A Quiet Passion
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Get Out
Lady Bird
Good Time
Princess Cyd
Thelma
The Shape of Water

Best Lead Performance

Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Performance

Buddy Duress, Good Time
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Dee Rees, Mudbound

Best Screenplay: Mudbound

Best Undistributed Film: None
“We only get distributed films out here in the provinces.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Call Me by Your Name
“Wrong is not the way I would have phrased this, but it’s certainly the film where my opinion diverged most from the consensus. It felt like a series of surfaces that revealed nothing, in a narrative about the inner lives of the characters depicted. This is nowhere near as thorough an explication as this idea deserves, but I desperately want to see the version of this script James Ivory would have directed himself.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Charles Bramesco

Best Film

Call Me by Your Name
A Ghost Story
Baby Driver
Personal Shopper
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Manifesto
The Disaster Artist
Good Time
The Florida Project

Best Lead Performance

James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Cate Blanchett, Manifesto

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
David Lowery, A Ghost Story
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay: The Square

Best Undistributed Film: Mrs. Hyde
“I was kept plenty busy in 2017 by distributed films. I’m probably not the highest authority on this one.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Post
“Folks, it’s bad. And my issues go beyond the continued objection from Bridge of Spies that Spielberg is too sentimental about America, a place undeserving of his Capra-corny reverence. It just feels rushed and unlabored-over, which we know it was. From the goofy Nixon bits (on two separate occasions, friends have compared it to Seinfeld’s winking depiction of George Steinbrenner) to the costume-closet wigs and clothes to a literally and figuratively phoned-in performance by Meryl Streep to that mortifying final scene — what is everyone else seeing?”

Best Repertory Series: “Erotic City” at Quad Cinema
“Watching their beat-up prints of beat-off movies was a pleasure once the sweaty discomfort started to yield. Nothing quite like sitting down for a 3 p.m. screening of The Private Afternoons of Pamela Mann with four elderly male strangers who all arrived independently, one determined-looking middle-aged woman clutching a notepad, and a friend who insisted on sitting across the aisle and several rows ahead. Was anyone masturbating? Who knows! New York City is back, baby!”

Most Significant Development: The Great Sexual Misconduct Deluge
“While all the hot air spewed about ‘draining the swamp’ in Washington amounted to little more than a larger and more radioactively polluted swamp, the public could actually feel the filth getting flushed out of Hollywood. Power players once cowered before as infallible faced consequences for blithe sprees of harassment and rape, though satisfaction remains in a sad short supply. No jail time to speak of, damage that can’t be reversed, work yet to be done. But we’ve made several steps in a positive direction. Things are changing.”

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Sean Burns

Best Film

A Ghost Story
Phantom Thread
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Lady Bird
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Florida Project
First They Killed My Father
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The Beguiled
Marjorie Prime

Best Lead Performance

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Mark Hamill, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Steven Spielberg, The Post
David Lowery, A Ghost Story

Best Screenplay: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Long Strange Trip

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Shape of Water

Best Repertory Series: The Robert Mitchum Centennial

Most Significant Development: The fall of Harvey Weinstein

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Monica Castillo

Best Film

The Florida Project
Coco
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Get Out
The Big Sick
Lady Bird
Girls Trip
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
Dunkirk

Best Lead Performance

Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
John Cho, Columbus
Rebecca Hall, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Lil Rel Howery, Get Out
Gael García Bernal, Coco
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director

Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father
Kogonada, Columbus

Best Screenplay: Thor: Ragnarok

Best Undistributed Film: Zama

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Mommy Dead and Dearest

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: A Ghost Story

Best Repertory Series: “The Whole World Sings: International Musicals” at Quad Cinema

Most Significant Development: The Harvey Weinstein Effect

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Daryl Chin

Best Film

Columbus
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Faces Places
The Death of Louis XIV
The Ornithologist
The Woman Who Left
After the Storm
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Call Me by Your Name
Their Finest

Best Lead Performance

Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Félicité
Chadwick Boseman, Marshall
Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats
Ia Shugliashvili, My Happy Family
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman

Best Supporting Performance

Jennifer Ehle, A Quiet Passion
Sherwan Haji, The Other Side of Hope
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Cara Seymour, A Woman, a Part
John Boyega, Detroit

Best Director

Dee Rees, Mudbound
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: Spoor
“It’s very difficult to know what film is or is not going to be distributed; there are now many avenues in terms of ‘exhibition,’ many different platforms, and films seem to pop up all over.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Jane

Best Animated Feature: Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: “The Non-Actor” at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
“That series as well as the current “Emotion Pictures” (on film melodrama) are prime examples of imaginative programming, which also help to illuminate the individual movies by providing an imaginative context; there were also excellent series at the Quad, the Metrograph, as well as the Museum of the Moving Image and the Museum of Modern Art.”

Most Significant Development: That film continues
“There are so many reasons why ‘film’ as an art seems to be endangered, both internally (the movie industry seems so obsessed with tentpoles) and externally (the possible restrictions of increasingly totalitarian regimes), yet there were always ‘personal’ films which seemed to strike a chord.”

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Jaime Christley

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
BoJack Horseman, “Time’s Arrow”
The Salesman
On the Beach at Night Alone
Brawl in Cell Block 99
The Beguiled
The Unknown Girl
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
How Heavy This Hammer
War Machine

Best Lead Performance

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Erwin Van Cotthem, How Heavy This Hammer
Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone

Best Supporting Performance

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Grace Zabriskie, Twin Peaks: The Return
Domhnall Gleeson, American Made
Betty Buckley, Split
Wendie Malick, BoJack Horseman

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Darren Aronofsky, mother!
Mohamed Diab, Clash

Best Screenplay: N/A

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Nocturama
“Look, I don’t want to get into it. OK?”

Best Repertory Series: Henry Hathaway and Robert N. Bradbury
“Two craftsmen of the 1930s western. One went on to greater glory, while the other groomed John Wayne for inevitable stardom. I’m very glad to have made, or furthered, my acquaintance with their work.”

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Jake Cole

Best Film

Song to Song
A Quiet Passion
Phantom Thread
Personal Shopper
Good Time
On the Beach at Night Alone
World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts
The Florida Project
The Ornithologist
Lady Bird

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Terrence Malick, Song to Song
Dee Rees, Mudbound

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: In This Corner of the World

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The fall of Weinstein and the growing movement against sexual harassment in the industry

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Sherilyn Connelly

Best Film

My Little Pony: The Movie
Brigsby Bear
Kedi
Manifesto
Dawson City: Frozen Time
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
The Disaster Artist
We Are the Flesh
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Lost in Paris

Best Lead Performance

Cate Blanchett, Manifesto
Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
Kyle Mooney, Brigsby Bear

Best Supporting Performance

Taye Diggs, My Little Pony: The Movie
Maya Rudolph, Mr. Pig
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
James Urbaniak, Dave Made a Maze
Eden Espinosa, Tangled: Before Ever After

Best Director

Dave McCary, Brigsby Bear
Emiliano Rocha Minter, We Are the Flesh
Juho Kuosmanen, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

Best Screenplay: Brigsby Bear

Best Undistributed Film: Fear Itself

Best First Feature: Brigsby Bear

Best Documentary: Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Best Animated Feature: My Little Pony: The Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Call Me by Your Name
“Enh, whatever.”

Best Repertory Series: “Sparks on Celluloid: Haynes + Vachon” at SFMOMA

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Adam Cook

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
On the Beach at Night Alone
Nocturama
A Quiet Passion
Phantom Thread
Nathan for You, “Finding Frances”
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Split
Girls Trip
Princess Cyd

Best Lead Performance

Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Steve Carell, Last Flag Flying
Daniel Craig, Logan Lucky

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Frederick Wiseman, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
M. Night Shyamalan, Split

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: Fail to Appear

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Best Animated Feature: Your Name

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: “Expect the Unexpected: Johnnie To” at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Jordan Cronk

Best Film

Nocturama
The Death of Louis XIV
The Human Surge
Phantom Thread
The Ornithologist
On the Beach at Night Alone
Faces Places
Song to Song
A Quiet Passion
The Other Side of Hope

Best Lead Performance: N/A

Best Supporting Performance: N/A

Best Director: N/A

Best Screenplay: N/A

Best Undistributed Film: Good Luck

Best First Feature: The Human Surge

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Mike D’Angelo

Best Film

mother!
The Florida Project
Staying Vertical
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Nocturama
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Wormwood
4 Days in France
Phantom Thread
Félicité

Best Lead Performance

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Félicité
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99
Nakhane Touré, The Wound

Best Supporting Performance

Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project
Austin Abrams, Brad’s Status

Best Director

David Lowery, A Ghost Story
Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Darren Aronofsky, mother!

Best Screenplay: mother!

Best Undistributed Film: A Gentle Creature
“Suggestion for those who’ve dismissed [Sergei] Loznitsa’s latest as sledgehammer miserabilism: Watch it again and take note of how frequently the gentle creature is gently removed from the frame. Even the film’s most horrific moment turns out to be canny misdirection.”

Best First Feature: The Challenge

Best Documentary: Wormwood

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Twin Peaks: The Return
“This was a season of television, not a film.”

Best Repertory Series: Twin Peaks, seasons one and two (on Amazon Prime at my house)
“Oh, wait, those are two seasons of television. You were talking about the world of cinema, presumably. Never mind.”

Most Significant Development: People designating television seasons and/or episodes as films (when they have not been released as films).
“Stop doing that. Otherwise taxonomical chaos will ensue.”

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Freja Dam

Best Film

The Square
The Florida Project
Sieranevada
Graduation
Call Me by Your Name
Personal Shopper
The Big Sick
Thelma
Get Out
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Best Lead Performance

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Claes Bang, The Square
Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Performance

Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Elizabeth Marvel, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick

Best Director

Ruben Östlund, The Square
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled

Best Screenplay: The Big Sick

Best Undistributed Film: Montparnasse Bienvenue

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Strong Island

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Baby Driver

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: #MeToo

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Morgan Leigh Davies

Best Film

Call Me by Your Name

Best Lead Performance

N/A

Best Supporting Performance

N/A

Best Director

N/A

Best Screenplay: Logan Lucky

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Blade Runner 2049
“My experience of this film was reading men writing rapturously about how groundbreaking it was and talking to other women who had found its sexism unbearable. No film this year more clearly illustrated for me the massive gender imbalance in film criticism. (Also…I don’t even think it’s that aesthetically pleasing!)”

Best Repertory Series: “Jane Campion’s Own Stories,” the Film Society of Lincoln Center

“I was lucky enough to watch almost all of Jane Campion’s films at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this fall. Campion is one of my favorite filmmakers, and spending a couple of weeks in her universe is something we could all use this year.”

Most Significant Development: The floodgates open
“I am skeptical about how much long-term change will result from our current cultural moment. But there is no denying that the biggest entertainment story of the year has been the public reckoning with sexual misconduct in Hollywood. How this discussion will trickle down remains to be seen, as does the long-term fate of the men who have, as of now, been excommunicated from public life. (Louis C.K. is coming back.) And the focus on sexual misconduct specifically will no doubt allow many vicious tyrants whose abuse does not take the form of sexual torment to escape public scrutiny. It is painful to realize, as I did years ago, that the thing you love best in the world is fundamentally toxic. How many women suffered to make every film you love? How many PAs were casually slapped on the ass, groped, assaulted, raped? If it were possible to do that math we would probably have to give up movies altogether. Instead we will simply have to do what we can to make the movies better.”

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Peter Debruge

Best Film

The Rider
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Get Out
Call Me by Your Name
The Distinguished Citizen
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
The Square
I, Tonya
Lost in Paris

Best Lead Performance

James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
James McAvoy, Split

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Director

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Screenplay: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Undistributed Film: The Rider
“It’s bizarre to me that Sony Pictures Classics is holding this treasure all the way till April 2018, considering that it’s been winning major festival awards since Cannes last year. Here’s hoping that allows them to build an audience for this fragile but essential portrait of a Native American rodeo rider.”

Best First Feature: The Rider

Best Documentary: Contemporary Color

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Bright
“The critics must have a chip on their shoulder for Max Landis, David Ayer, Netflix, or all three of the above, because they dogpiled what for me was the most exciting film the streaming service has released yet, a thrilling taste of what’s possible if visionary storytellers circumvent the system.”

Best Repertory Series: “Jean-Pierre Melville at 100”

Most Significant Development: “The Reckoning” of Harvey Weinstein and other sexual miscreants

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A.A. Dowd

Best Film

The Florida Project
Nocturama
Lady Bird
The Lost City of Z
Phantom Thread
A Quiet Passion
The Square
Dunkirk
mother!
Call Me by Your Name

Best Lead Performance

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Elizabeth Marvel, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Austin Abrams, Brad’s Status

Best Director

Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: The Blackcoat’s Daughter

Best Documentary: Starless Dreams

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Diana Drumm

Best Film:

Call Me by Your Name
Phantom Thread
Wonder Woman
The Shape of Water
Baby Driver
Coco
The Florida Project
Lady Bird
Mudbound
Their Finest

Best Lead Performance:

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Supporting Performance:

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Sebastian Stan, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Director:

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: “Mondo Bava” at Quad Cinema

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Alonso Duralde

Best Film:

Faces Places
Call Me by Your Name
The Shape of Water
Their Finest
Get Out
Marjorie Prime
Brad’s Status
Personal Shopper
Dunkirk
My Happy Family

Best Lead Performance:

Ia Shugliashvili, My Happy Family
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Harris Dickinson, Beach Rats
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Performance:

Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick

Best Director:

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Downsizing

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Bilge Ebiri

Best Film:

My Happy Family
Dunkirk
After the Storm
Graduation
Mudbound
The Lost City of Z
Starless Dreams
The Post
Loveless
First They Killed My Father

Best Lead Performance:

Hiroshi Abe, After the Storm
Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus
Amy Ryan, Abundant Acreage Available
Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Félicité

Best Supporting Performance:

Cillian Murphy, Dunkirk
Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd
Robert Pattinson, The Lost City of Z
Jason Mantzoukas, The House
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Director:

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross, My Happy Family
James Gray, The Lost City of Z

Best Screenplay: Graduation

Best Undistributed Film: Where Is Kyra?

“I hesitate to call My Happy Family as having been ‘distributed’ in any meaningful way by Netflix, so a part of me wants to put that here as well. However, as far as I can tell, Where Is Kyra? still has no U.S. distributor, which is a terrible shame.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Starless Dreams

Best Animated Feature: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: In the Fade

“I’ve already said too much about it, but the film’s embrace of melodrama makes it one of Fatih Akin’s boldest works. Also The House. They’re all wrong about The House.”

Best Repertory Series: The Yuliya Solntseva series at MoMI

“I’m lying because I was out of town for the series; I had to watch the films beforehand so I could write about them. But this was an essential reclamation project, and I can only hope that we in New York and elsewhere get more chances to see these masterful epics on the big screen.”

Most Significant Development: The Weinstein debacle and the ensuing #MeToo movement

“At least in the U.S., it would be hard to come up with a more seismic development for the industry itself.”

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David Ehrenstein

Best Film:

BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me by Your Name
The Lovers
Kedi
Lady Bird
In the Fade
A Quiet Passion
The Post
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Best Lead Performance:

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Meryl Streep, The Post
Richard Gere, Norman
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Performance:

Tracy Letts, Lady Bird
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Julianne Moore, Wonderstruck

Best Director:

Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Azazel Jacobs, The Lovers

Best Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name

Best Undistributed Film: Purge This Land

“An experimental documentary about John Brown. Exceptionally timely in light of our White Supremacist POTUS.”

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Kedi

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Phantom Thread

“See my review of it at Gay City News.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development:

“That Netflix and Amazon became movie studios”

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Eric Eisenberg

Best Film:

Blade Runner 2049
Baby Driver
The Disaster Artist
War on Everyone
Detroit
Get Out
The Shape of Water
Colossal
The Post
It

Best Lead Performance:

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Supporting Performance:

Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Allison Williams, Get Out
Bill Skarsgård, It
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water

Best Director:

Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay: The Disaster Artist

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

“I’ll be the first to admit that there were some big swings and misses made in the casting department on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, but the beauty of its visuals and the ballsiness of its ambition deserve a lot more credit than most critics offered. It’s off to a rough start in pop culture, but I hope that it ultimately ages like Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The development of the horror genre

“Genre fans are typically used to maybe one or two legitimately great horror films every year, but 2017 saw a major uptick in those numbers. This was reflected at the box office as well, and could start seeing studios investing more in scares from talented filmmakers.”

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Kate Erbland

Best Film:

Call Me by Your Name
I, Tonya
Lady Bird
The Big Sick
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Get Out
The Disaster Artist
Wonder Woman
Kedi
Columbus

Best Lead Performance:

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread

Best Supporting Performance:

Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Allison Williams, Get Out

Best Director:

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Jane

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Novitiate

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Steve Erickson

Best Film:

Get Out
Nocturama
Wormwood
Personal Shopper
Starless Dreams
Raw
I Hate Myself 🙂
The Other Side of Hope
The Shape of Water
Marjorie Prime

Best Lead Performance:

Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Fares Fares, The Nile Hilton Incident
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Supporting Performance:

Jon Hamm, Marjorie Prime
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Bradley Whitford, Get Out
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Best Director:

Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Julia Ducournau, Raw

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: The Road to Mandalay

“A trenchant commentary on the misery of being an undocumented immigrant, it managed to synthesize Ken Loach, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Jia Zhang-ke, and everyone I know who saw it at the New York Asian Film Festival thought it was the festival’s find this year. But it may be too bleak to get U.S. distribution, even if it’s topical in an American context.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Wormwood

Best Animated Feature: In This Corner of the World

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Call Me by Your Name

“This film makes so many compromises to reach a “mainstream” (read: heterosexual and relatively socially conservative) audience. It leaves both gay sexuality and identity off-screen, letting the camera float out the window when Elio and Oliver fuck. Aesthetically, it offers such a tourist’s-eye-view of Italy that no one would guess it was made by an actual Italian without Luca Guadagnino’s name on the credits.”

Best Repertory Series: Anthology Film Archives’ Alan Clarke series.

Most Significant Development: Obviously, the revelation of the extent of sexual abuse in the film industry.

“I have repeatedly tried to write about this, but it went from shock to cliche in about two weeks. There has been some excellent writing inspired by the #MeToo campaign and critics, mostly women, coming to terms with their now-tainted appreciation of Woody Allen and Louis C.K., but if I read one more “review” of Wonder Wheel that spends 600 words calling Allen a pedophile, you will be able to hear my scream in New Jersey.”

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Chris Evangelista

Best Film:

The Florida Project
The Shape of Water
Phantom Thread
The Post
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me by Your Name
Personal Shopper
Okja
Get Out
Dunkirk

Best Lead Performance:

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Rebecca Hall, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Meryl Streep, The Post
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Supporting Performance:

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Betty Gabriel, Get Out
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Director:

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: The Death of Stalin

“One of the funniest, darkest comedies I’ve ever seen.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Kedi

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: A Cure for Wellness

“Accept the diagnosis. Take the Cure.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

“I live in Philadelphia (well, technically, Southern New Jersey); we don’t have cool stuff like that.”

Most Significant Development: The Weinstein allegations

“Hopefully this will lead to genuine, significant change within the industry.”

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Molly Faust

Best Film:

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Sleep Has Her House
Split
Thelma
Your Name
Ghost in the Shell
It
The Ornithologist
Personal Shopper
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Lead Performance:

James McAvoy, Split
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Ryunosuke Kamiki, Your Name

Best Supporting Performance:

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Sophia Lillis, It
Will Poulter, Detroit

Best Director:

Scott Barley, Sleep Has Her House
M.Night Shyamalan, Split
Paul W.S. Anderson, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

Best Screenplay: Split

Best Undistributed Film: Mrs. Fang and I Love You, Daddy

Mrs. Fang, by Wang Bing, would have made my top ten (top 5 actually), had it been streamed “in the U.S.” (it streamed on the Arte website with many different language subtitles). The internet being a fairly international resource this qualifies for my own personal list (upon which I apply similar rigors), but I feel it may be a stretch for this one. I substituted Your Name, which I put on last year’s list for its Los Angeles run, because I’ve seen it receive more consideration this year and I did not vote in last year’s poll. I Love You, Daddy, I feel, will have its reputation rehabilitated with time along with its apologetic creator. Being the object-focused viewer I am I think it deserves a place along its 2017 brethren, especially being so of the moment for reasons both good and bad. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, my clear #11, will fill in admirably on my list proper though.”

Best First Feature: Sleep Has Her House

Best Documentary: The Human Surge

Best Animated Feature: Your Name

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

“I’m so deeply in love with Anderson’s work that at this point I can never read any dismissal of it as anything but a myopic adherence to the aesthetic heritage of elitism. It goes beyond groupthink, it’s the tradition of “quality cinema” itself. The man is a genius of form and is more thoughtful and soul-bearing about his own work than any more traditionally reflexive filmmaker. This film shook me to my core.”

Best Repertory Series: A Christmas Story

“Not sure this qualifies as a series, and I’m not a huge repertory viewer (sacrilege of the theater experience to say I can watch old stuff at home but it’s true, and cheaper), but I happened to catch this in a theater. While I may not have keyed in on any particularly theatrical elements augmented by the experience, this is now established as one “normie classic” firmly within my sensibilities.”

Most Significant Development: #MeToo

“This topic is talked to death, to the point I feel very uncreative, and unqualified, to add to the chatter but I’m not sure what else I would’ve picked. Even onscreen, so many film artists’ careers will be or have already been ended or suspended, perhaps not undeservingly when squared with the similar impact they had on their victims, be it a blacklisting or a psychological scarring that closed doors or encumbered the will to work in the industry again. While I did love a film that was shelved and even reevaluated (a film very much about these topics, and whose hypocrisy only enriches it in my eyes), not every abusive artist taken down by this wave of bravery is worthwhile, but more important is the opposite: many worthwhile artists have been kept down by these injustices. Will this movement make cinema better as a whole artistically? My usual rubric forecasts a lateral move, but the extratextual justice is not to be downplayed.”

Additional Comments:

“I have not yet seen Phantom Thread. It has the potential for a top ten spot, as do the 7 other films I’ve committed to seeing before I finalize my list, but it is not a foregone conclusion it even places in the top 25. This was a very good year for blockbusters, despite what others will seemingly annually suggest. The most profound emotional experience I’ve ever had in a theater was had this year, at a multiplex, with a “trash franchise” wide release film in seeing it finally come to terms with its series’ place in the art world. My hope for 2018 is that we as a critical body can be more open, rigorous, and honest, as we all always can.”

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David Fear

Best Film:

Faces Places
Dunkirk
Raw
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
Lady Macbeth
Columbus
A Quiet Passion

Best Lead Performance:

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound
Garance Marillier, Raw
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Best Supporting Performance:

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director:

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Julia Ducournau, Raw

Best Screenplay: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Undistributed Film: Strangers in Paradise

Best First Feature: Raw

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Your Name

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Repertory Series: Emotion Pictures (FSLC)

Most Significant Development: The Reckoning (by a long shot)

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Jon Frosch

Best Film:

Call Me by Your Name
Lady Bird
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The Shape of Water
A Fantastic Woman
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
God’s Own Country
Raw
Get Out
Dunkirk

Best Lead Performance:

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Performance:

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Elizabeth Marvel, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

Best Director:

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: God’s Own Country

Best Documentary: Quest

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Cynthia Fuchs

Best Film:

Faces Places
Get Out
Casting JonBenet
Risk
Call Me by Your Name
I Called Him Morgan
Strong Island
Machines
Last Men in Aleppo
Rat Film

Best Lead Performance:

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Holly Hunter, Strange Weather
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story

Best Supporting Performance:

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Rob Morgan, Mudbound
Allison Williams, Get Out
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water

Best Director:

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Agnès Varda and JR, Faces Places
Dee Rees, Mudbound

Best Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Strong Island

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: #MeToo

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Noah Gittell

Best Film:

The Work
A Ghost Story
Phantom Thread
Get Out
Lucky
The Lost City of Z
A Quiet Passion
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Lovers
Brad’s Status

Best Lead Performance:

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Sally Hawkins, Maudie
Christian Bale, Hostiles
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Performance:

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Betty Gabriel, Get Out
Sienna Miller, The Lost City of Z
Ray Romano, The Big Sick

Best Director:

David Lowery, A Ghost Story
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Wonder Woman

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: #MeToo

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Tim Grierson

Best Film:

Dunkirk
Call Me by Your Name
Personal Shopper
A Ghost Story
Loveless
Phantom Thread
Good Time
mother!
The Lost City of Z
Graduation

Best Lead Performance:

Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!

Best Supporting Performance:

Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime

Best Director:

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper

Best Screenplay: Call Me by Your Name

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Rat Film

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Karen Han

Best Film:

The Lost City of Z
A Cure for Wellness
Wormwood
The Shape of Water
Casting JonBenet
World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
After the Storm
Okja
Logan

Best Lead Performance:

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Seo-hyun Ahn, Okja
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Hiroshi Abe, After the Storm
Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Supporting Performance:

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Daniel Craig, Logan Lucky
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Kirin Kiki, After the Storm

Best Director:

James Gray, The Lost City of Z
Errol Morris, Wormwood
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay: The Shape of Water

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Casting JonBenet

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: A Cure for Wellness

“‘Wrong’ may be a strong word, but I’ll take any opportunity I can to stump for Gore Verbinski’s latest film. It’s a Grand Guignol masterpiece, and not enough people managed to see it before it was unceremoniously kicked out of theaters.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Jesse Hassenger

Best Film:

The Florida Project
Lady Bird
A Ghost Story
Logan Lucky
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Colossal
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
T2 Trainspotting
Logan

Best Lead Performance:

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper

Best Supporting Performance:

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Hong Chau, Downsizing
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime

Best Director:

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
David Lowery, A Ghost Story

Best Screenplay: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Brigsby Bear

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is not a love letter to classic monster cinema or a beautiful romance or a touching plea for tolerance. It just looks like those things, because Guillermo Del Toro is a master of images. His movies look so gorgeous that they seem like there must be vast currents of feeling underneath — and obviously for some people there are. But I’ve seen The Shape of Water twice, and I still don’t really know why Sally Hawkins falls in love with the fish-guy, beside that, yes, he’s pretty sexy as fish-guys go. I’m not quite ready to pull a Michael Shannon and demand its dissection — in large part because I think it would be a waste of time. There’s not much there to dissect.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The Disney/Fox deal

“The late-breaking sale of Fox’s movie division to Disney further tightens the vise Disney currently keeps the theatrical distribution business. Of this year’s ten biggest movies, Disney released four, with a fifth happening out of the company’s Spider-Man-sharing largesse. Perhaps more telling, they have but a single title outside the year’s top 20, because they’re not really interested in anything smaller than that. Fox is another big studio, of course, but it puts out comedies, R-rated sci-fi/horror pictures, and enough weird gambles to keep things interesting. I can’t imagine Disney wants to keep making all or even many of those movies going forward, and even if you didn’t take the same pleasure in War for the Planet of the Apes, Alien: Covenant, Logan, Snatched, and A Cure for Wellness that I did, that’s still a shame for a business already struggling to communicate its value outside of the five or six big-ticket movies that come out each year.”

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Eric Henderson

Best Film:

Nocturama
Personal Shopper
A Quiet Passion
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Faces Places
Lady Bird
Get Out
Twin Peaks: The Return

Best Lead Performance:

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Ia Shugliashvili, My Happy Family
Sherwan Haji, The Other Side of Hope

Best Supporting Performance:

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lil Rel Howery, Get Out
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project

Best Director:

Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper
Darren Aronofsky, mother!
Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama

Best Screenplay: A Quiet Passion

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

“More so than even Darren Aronofsky’s deepest dive yet into bad self-romance, Yorgos Lanthimos supplied annus-bloody-horribilis 2017 with its ultimate analogue, an unstoppable interruption by everything that must at all costs not be normalized. Non-horror movies that act like horror movies: making cinema great again, again.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The obliteration of formal distinctions in our current cross-distributive morass

Twin Peaks: The Return was the clear cinematic event of the year, hence it deserves my #1 slot. But it’s not a film, hence it doesn’t deserve any slot. I’m a man of compromise, hence it gets my #10 slot.”

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Odie Henderson

Best Film:

Mudbound
Get Out
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Last Flag Flying
Faces Places
Girls Trip
Coco
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Call Me by Your Name

Best Lead Performance:

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Performance:

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Garrett Hedlund, Mudbound

Best Director:

Dee Rees, Mudbound
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Best Screenplay: Mudbound

Best Undistributed Film: Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: A Ghost Story
“The only question I kept asking during this movie was “When does Pac-Man show up to eat this effin’ ghost?””

Best Repertory Series: The New York Film Festival’s Robert Mitchum Series

Most Significant Development: The chickens finally coming home to roost for Harvey Weinstein
“May he rot in hell.”

Additional Comments:

“Sorry, Michael Stuhlbarg, Allison Williams and Sam Rockwell. I tried to fit y’all in. Really, I did.”>

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Aaron Hillis

Best Film:

Twin Peaks: The Return
A Ghost Story
Phantom Thread
Get Out
The Florida Project
Good Time
Personal Shopper
Lady Bird
Raw
Nocturama

Best Lead Performance:

James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Anne Hathaway, Colossal

Best Supporting Performance:

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Bridget Everett, Patti Cake$
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Elizabeth Marvel, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Director:

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
David Lowery, A Ghost Story

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: Bodied

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Rat Film

Best Animated Feature: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Baby Driver

Best Repertory Series: Larry Cohen’s New York

Most Significant Development: The fall of Harvey Weinstein (and other shitty men)

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Jordan Hoffman

Best Film:

The Florida Project
Dawson City: Frozen Time
mother!
Call Me by Your Name
Long Strange Trip
Raw
Graduation
I Called Him Morgan
Columbus
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Best Lead Performance:

Meryl Streep, The Post
Garance Marillier, Raw
John Cho, Columbus
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Performance:

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Ray Romano, The Big Sick
Rob Morgan, Mudbound
Patrick Stewart, Logan

Best Director:

Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Julia Ducournau, Raw
Darren Aronofsky, mother!

Best Screenplay: The Big Sick

Best Undistributed Film: The Testament
“This is an Israeli film that debuted at the Venice Film Festival in 2017, then bounced around to other festivals. It is opening in some markets in 2018, but thus far no plans for here in the U.S.. (Eventually, I’m sure.) Without getting into it too deeply, I’ll just say: It’s terrific.”

Best First Feature: Raw

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: I am a man of peace, Village Voice Poll.

Best Repertory Series: Merchant-Ivory at the Quad

Most Significant Development: Weinstein
“My hope is for a domino effect across all industries. So far the winds have change have mostly blown in entertainment and politics, which makes sense, I suppose, since these are highly visible positions. Where are the shamed bosses at, I dunno, General Motors, and every other big corporation? The U.S. Department of Agriculture? Your local Panera Bread? Or a tiny stationary store with a terrorized employee who works the quiet shift? Bosses are bosses no matter where you go, and many of them are abusing their power. This is a fact. Maybe this will change.”

Additional Comments: “”Here’s what you should do in 2018: Once a week this year, watch a movie that was made before the year you were born. Make sure one out of four each month is in a language other than English. (Assuming English is your native tongue, that is.) FilmStruck will help, and FilmStruck is a blessing. But: if you live in New York City, you have no excuse not to see a lot of these IN A THEATER WHERE THEY BELONG. The Quad, MoMA, MoMI, BAM, Anthology, Film Forum, IFC, Metrograph, the Alamo Drafthouse, the French Institute and others are mixing it up for you every single night. Money is tight, I know, but bag your lunch Monday and Tuesday and you’ve earned your Wednesday ticket. (Bring in Junior Mints from Duane Reade.) Movies at home are okay, but it’s really not the same. ”

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Eric Hynes

Best Film:

The Work
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Nocturama
Good Time
Phantom Thread
Mudbound
Personal Shopper
A Quiet Passion
Strong Island
All These Sleepless Nights

Best Lead Performance:

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd

Best Supporting Performance:

Jason Mitchell, Mudbound
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Jennifer Ehle, A Quiet Passion
Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Director:

Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Dee Rees, Mudbound
Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: Stranger in Paradise

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Song to Song

Best Repertory Series: Emotion Pictures: International Melodrama at Film Society of Lincoln Center

Most Significant Development: Disproving the notion that non-white, non-male, non-straight stories are strictly niche works.
“Kudos especially to Dee Rees, Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Stephen Cone, Francis Lee, Yance Ford, and Jairus McLeary.”

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Caryn James

Best Film:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Call Me by Your Name
Phantom Thread
The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
Dunkirk
The Lost City of Z
Wonderstruck
Happy End
The Big Sick

Best Lead Performance:

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Best Supporting Performance:

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Tracy Letts, Lady Bird

Best Director:

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Loving Vincent

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Ren Jender

Best Film:

BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The Ornithologist
Mudbound
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Whose Streets?
The Divine Order
Summer 1993
Dolores
Jane
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Lead Performance:

Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman
Rebecca Hall, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Marie Leuenberger, The Divine Order
Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus

Best Supporting Performance:

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound
Garrett Hedlund, Mudbound

Best Director:

Dee Rees, Mudbound
Angela Robinson, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best Screenplay: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Best Undistributed Film: The Family I Had
“This was shown on Discovery in December, but deserved a theatrical run. From my Tribeca curtain-raiser on it: “One of the best documentaries in the festival is a worst-case scenario come true. Charity Lee’s son, Paris, murdered her daughter, Ella, her only other child, when he was thirteen and she was just four, a couple of years after we see the chubby blonde toddler celebrating Christmas with her attentive older brother. Other documentaries would center on Paris, but directors Carlye Rubin and Katie Green know the real question: How does Charity move forward?”

Best First Feature: Summer 1993

Best Documentary: Whose Streets?

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
“Completely offensive, from its sympathetic portrayal of a racist cop, through the demeaning line about “the little boys’ room” it gives to Peter Dinklage, to its dismissive, jokey attitude toward domestic violence and the violent rape and murder of a young woman it just can’t stop giving us all the gory details of. Two of my favorite actors, Frances McDormand and Peter Dinklage are in it: they’re both excellent in it and the film was still fucking terrible.”

Best Repertory Series: NewFest
“We still need queer film festivals!”

Most Significant Development: That (some) predators who committed serial sexual assault and harassment in the industry finally had lasting consequences for their actions.
“Still waiting for Woody Allen and Roman Polanski to experience some of those consequences though!”

Additional Comments: “This was actually a great year for film, but because of theatrical distribution fuckery, even attentive audiences who regularly went to art houses missed out on some of the best films, most egregiously BPM (Beats Per Minute) but also Thelma and Netflix-distributed films like Mudbound and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).

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Don Kaye

Best Film:

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
It
Logan
Hostiles
The Big Sick
Graduation
Call Me by Your Name
Detroit
The Post

Best Lead Performance:

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Best Supporting Performance:

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Patrick Stewart, Logan
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director:

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Steven Spielberg, The Post
Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit

Best Screenplay: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Baby Driver

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: Streaming services continuing to make inroads into cinema

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Ben Kenigsberg

Best Film:

Phantom Thread
Dawson City: Frozen Time
The Florida Project
In Transit
Good Time
Wormwood
Dunkirk
mother!
Columbus
Nocturama

Best Lead Performance:

Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Claes Bang, The Square
Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99
Richard Gere, Norman

Best Supporting Performance:

Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Millicent Simmonds, Wonderstruck
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Idris Elba, Molly’s Game
Daniel Craig, Logan Lucky

Best Director:

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread
Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Jonathan Kiefer [unranked]

Best Film:

The Florida Project
Person to Person
World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts
Get Out
Princess Cyd
Good Time
The Square
Hermia & Helena
Faces Places
Lady Bird

Best Lead Performance: N/A

Best Supporting Performance: N/A

Best Director: N/A

Best Screenplay: N/A

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

Additional Comments: “These are just ten of my favorites.”

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Nellie Killian [unranked]

Best Film:

The Rehearsal
The Florida Project
Twin Peaks: The Return
By the Time It Gets Dark
The Other Side of Hope
Marjorie Prime
The Work
Nathan for You: “Finding Frances”
A Quiet Passion
Personal Shopper

Best Lead Performance: N/A

Best Supporting Performance: N/A

Best Director: N/A

Best Screenplay: N/A

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Kristen Yoonsoo Kim

Best Film

On the Beach at Night Alone
A Quiet Passion
The Other Side of Hope
Lady Bird
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Personal Shopper
Good Time
Behemoth
Person to Person

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Catherine Deneuve, The Midwife
Millicent Simmonds, Wonderstruck
Jennifer Ehle, A Quiet Passion

Best Director

Hong Sang-soo, On the Beach at Night Alone
Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion
Aki Kaurismäki, The Other Side of Hope

Best Screenplay: A Quiet Passion

Best Undistributed Film: The Day After

Best First Feature: The Lure

Best Documentary: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Best Animated Feature: Your Name

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: 47 Meters Down

“The Mandy Moore shark movie rules.”

Best Repertory Series: Metrograph’s Rohmer series

“Rep cinema was incredible last year. I couldn’t name or remember them all but Lincoln Center’s International Melodrama and Non-Actors series definitely stand out as do BAM’s Anne-Marie Miéville series, Quad Cinema’s International Musical series, MoMA’s Sci-Fi series, and many more. My best times at the movies were at rep screenings. I attended 217 in 2017.”

Most Significant Development: Exposing shitty men in the industry

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Dan Kois

Best Film:

The Florida Project
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Dunkirk
Get Out
Marjorie Prime
Call Me by Your Name
Coco
Mudbound
Abundant Acreage Available
Lady Bird

Best Lead Performance:

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus
Daniel Kaluyaa, Get Out
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Amy Ryan, Abundant Acreage Available

Best Supporting Performance:

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director:

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Dee Rees, Mudbound

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Michael Koresky

Best Film:

A Quiet Passion
Personal Shopper
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The Human Surge
Wonderstruck
Phantom Thread
By the Time It Gets Dark
The Post
A Ghost Story
The Lost City of Z

Best Lead Performance:

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Meryl Streep, The Post
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Claes Bang, The Square

Best Supporting Performance:

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
John Boyega, Detroit
Rob Morgan, Mudbound

Best Director:

Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion
Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Olivier Assayas, Personal Shopper

Best Screenplay: A Quiet Passion

Best Undistributed Film: Mrs. Fang

Best First Feature: The Human Surge

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Peter Labuza

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Rat Film
Good Time
The Work
The Post
Nathan for You: “Finding Frances”
Starless Dreams
Song to Song
I Am Not Your Negro

Best Lead Performance

Regina Hall, Girls Trip
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Agnès Varda, Faces Places
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Jennifer Ferrin, Mosaic

Best Supporting Performance

Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro
Robert Forster, Twin Peaks: The Return
Catherine E. Coulson, Twin Peaks: The Return
Amy Shiels, Twin Peaks: The Return
Lykke Li, Song to Song

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Theo Anthony, Rat Film
David Fincher, Mindhunter: season one, episode 9

Best Screenplay: Good Time

Best Undistributed Film: Orders, Directed by Eric Marsh and Andrew Stasiulis.

“Honorable Mention: The phenomenal documentary 76 Minutes and 15 seconds with Abbas Kiarostami from Seifollah Samadian”

Best First Feature: Rat Film

Best Documentary: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Best Animated Feature: Bojack Horseman: Stupid Piece of Sh*t

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Post

“Not in terms of its critical quality, but in terms of how the film was framing its politics and its depiction of the fourth estate. Compared to Spotlight, The Post depicts very little of the journalistic process, and I find it hard to see what people see when they get excited about journalism in the movie. But it deeply dives into the institutional relations that a paper might have to create in order to survive and the compromises at stake. A profoundly reflective film for Spielberg, even if its obviousness sometimes hits too saccharine.”

Best Repertory Series: Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960.

“A monumental series of 38 films from Hollywood down to Argentina that played in East Los Angeles to the city’s Spanish speaking citizen. Programmed by the UCLA Film & Television Archive with the assistance of numerous archives as part of Los Angeles’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. Many of the new restorations will be traveling throughout the next year (including to MoMA, and I recommend seeing all of them). A rare series that allows us to rethink the idea of the Hollywood audience.”

Most Significant Development: The Discourse Around Conglomeration

“Obviously, the most startling and horrifying events in the media landscape have been the allegations against powerful men in Hollywood and beyond. But nothing was more depressing than the discourse around the Disney-Fox merger in terms of the synergy of their intellectual property. This merger, alongside the Time Warner-AT&T purchase, have the chance to entirely change the media landscape in unprecedented ways matching the vertical integration of the studio system of the 1930s. The fact that few are willing to bat an eye at such prospects, and in fact welcome via fanbases, suggest that all content is doomed to be devoured through our failing neoliberal discourse.”

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Tomris Laffly

Best Picture

The Florida Project
Call Me by Your Name
Phantom Thread
Lady Bird
War for the Planet of the Apes
My Happy Family
Their Finest
Mudbound
Nocturama
Faces Places

Best Lead Performance

Diane Kruger, In the Fade
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Sally Hawkins, Maudie

Best Supporting Performance

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Melissa Leo, Novitiate
Betty Gabriel, Get Out

Best Director

Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Dee Rees, Mudbound

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Novitiate

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Loving Vincent

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

 

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Joanna Langfield

Best Film

The Post
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Florida Project
The Shape of Water
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
The Big Sick
Faces Places

Best Lead Performance

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Steven Spielberg, The Post

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Phantom Thread

“I had SO much unexpected fun with this one until I didn’t. Can’t say more than that. No spoilers. But, if you’ve seen it, you know what I mean. I didn’t buy it. And it blew the whole thing for me.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The re-shoot on All The Money in the World

“Not only does this remarkable re-tooling prove anyone is replaceable, but Ridley Scott’s seamless final cut might also make some producers wonder: if that re-shooting and editing could be accomplished on such a tight rein, why ante up mega budgets for non-CGI movies at all?”

Additional Comments:

“I’m thrilled at the depth of the field this year. It was very tough to narrow down not just films for an obligatory Ten Best list (mine was actually 11), but the performances, and technical achievements were also too many to ignore. While some studios delivered some quality tentpole hits, others backed more risky, adventurous productions. It may have been lucky timing, but with the exception of the remarkably potent The Post, the wide range of releases addressing issues and speaking to wide ranging audiences were produced before the 2016 election. As so many were feeling marginalized, it was especially important and wonderful that the year in film was open and embracing.”

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Josh Larsen

Best Film

Dunkirk
Get Out
The Florida Project
Raw
The Beguiled
The Shape of Water
The Breadwinner
Blade Runner 2049
Your Name
A Ghost Story

Best Lead Performance

Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Meryl Streep, The Post
Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Edie Falco, Landline
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Kirin Kiki, After the Storm

Best Director:

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Richard Lawson

Best Film

BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Faces Places
Call Me by Your Name
The Lost City of Z
Get Out
Phantom Thread
Personal Shopper
Princess Cyd
A Ghost Story
Beatriz at Dinner

Best Lead Performance

Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd
Charlie Hunnam, The Lost City of Z
Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner

Best Supporting Performance

Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Sienna Miller, The Lost City of Z
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Best Director:

Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
David Lowery, A Ghost Story
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: The Rider

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Your Name

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: I, Tonya

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Manuela Lazic

Best Film

Dunkirk
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Call Me by Your Name
The Work
Wonder Woman
Nocturama
A Ghost Story
Girls Trip
The Greatest Showman
Split

Best Lead Performance

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Claes Bang, The Square
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Performance

Cillian Murphy, Dunkirk
Michael Cera, Person to Person
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Oscar Isaac, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Beanie Feldstein, Lady Bird

Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman

Best Screenplay: BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best Undistributed Film: Let the Sun Shine In

“I managed to see this film 3 times thanks to film festivals and its wide release in France. It’s a perfect film to me.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Baby Driver

“It is, actually, very, very bad.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: “People finally started to listen to women’s voices and decided to be less tolerant of disgusting sexual offenders in the film community and beyond.”

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Will Leitch

Best Film

Dunkirk
The Florida Project
Last Men in Aleppo
Wormwood
Phantom Thread
A Ghost Story
Call Me by Your Name
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
Get Out

Best Lead Performance

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Debra Winger, The Lovers
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Best Supporting Performance

Bob Odenkirk, The Post
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Errol Morris, Wormwood

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Wormwood

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Diego Lerer

Best Film

The Shape of Water
On the Beach at Night Alone
Call Me by Your Name
The Other Side of Hope
Lady Bird
A Ghost Story
A Quiet Passion
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Wonderstruck
Get Out

Best Lead Performance

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Benny Safdie, Good Time
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Hong Sang-soo, On the Beach at Night Alone
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Wonderstruck

“It’s a wonderful, amazing, underappreciated masterpiece.”

Best Repertory Series: Zelimir Zilnik Retrospective

“At the Mar del Plata Film Festival, curated by Boris Nelepo”

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Craig D. Lindsey

Best Film

The Post
The Breadwinner
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Dunkirk (IMAX 70mm version)
The Disaster Artist
Get Out
Thelma
Lady Bird
Brad’s Status
Strong Island

Best Lead Performance

James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Strong Island

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: A Ghost Story

“You have no idea how many times I fell asleep during whatever the hell that was.”

Best Repertory Series: The “Black Intimacy” series at MoMA

“As someone who wrote about it for the Voice, I loved that all those movies, many of them forgotten and/or underrated, were together in one retrospective.”

Most Significant Development: Getting rid of Harvey Weinstein

“That was a loooooooooong time coming!”

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Phillip Lopate

Best Film

On the Beach at Night Alone
Detroit
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Lady Bird
Wonder Wheel
Marjorie Prime
Good Time
Menashe
I, Tonya
Félicité

Best Lead Performance

Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Félicité
Noa Koler, The Wedding Plan

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Geena Davis, Marjorie Prime
Will Poulter, Detroit
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Dustin Hoffman, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Director

Hong Sang-soo, On the Beach at Night Alone
Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless

Best Screenplay: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Undistributed Film: Zama

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Wormwood

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Faces Places

Best Repertory Series: German Cinema: The Lost Years (Film Society of Lincoln Center)

Most Significant Development: Gal Gadot

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Willow Maclay

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Lady Bird
Good Time
Personal Shopper
In This Corner of the World
Your Name
On the Beach at Night Alone
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
A Quiet Passion
After the Storm

Best Lead Performance

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Taraneh Alidoosti, The Salesman
Elizabeth Marvel, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Josh and Benny Safdie, Good Time

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: Milla, Directed by Valerie Massadian

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Spell Reel

Best Animated Feature: In This Corner of the World

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: A Fantastic Woman, Directed by Sebastian Lelio

Best Repertory Series: Emotion Pictures from Film Society at Lincoln Center

Most Significant Development: The growing threat of Net Neutrality and Disney Purchasing Fox

“These two issues reflect a possible dire situation for cinema’s nationwide where the equality of the internet, which allows viewers to find and watch cinema beyond their multiplex could potentially vanish. Additionally those multiplexes lose the variety offered by Fox because of the Disney purchase. Cinema is shrinking, and viewers who do not live in cinema rich areas are going to suffer.”

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Calum Marsh

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
Song to Song
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Nocturama
The Other Side of Hope
Personal Shopper
Call Me by Your Name
Hermia & Helena

Best Lead Performance

N/A

Best Supporting Performance

N/A

Best Director

N/A

Best Screenplay: N/A

Best Undistributed Film: Golden Exits

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Wonder Woman

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Ben Mercer

Best Film

The Human Surge
Phantom Thread
The Lovers
Behemoth
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
Call Me by Your Name
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Dawson City: Frozen Time
A Woman’s Life
Marjorie Prime

Best Lead Performance

Riley Keough, Lovesong
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Tracy Letts, The Lovers
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
Judith Chemla, A Woman’s Life

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Riley Keough, Logan Lucky
Cosmo Jarvis, Lady Macbeth
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Zhao Liang, Behemoth
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Best Screenplay: The Human Surge

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: The Human Surge

Best Documentary: Behemoth

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Life

Best Repertory Series: Philippe Garrel at Metrograph

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Sean Mulvihill

Best Film

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Dunkirk
Last Flag Flying
Phantom Thread
Get Out
The Big Sick
Band Aid
Their Finest
Lady Bird
John Wick: Chapter 2

Best Lead Performance

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Keanu Reeves, John Wick: Chapter 2

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick

Best Director

Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Wormwood

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: I, Tonya

“The cycle of abuse is funny as long it’s dumb white trash!”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The toppling of Weinstein, etc.

“The long overdue outing of creeps will hopefully signal a broader cultural shift away from protecting predators because they help the bottom line.”

Additional Comments: “2017 was a bad year in many regards but the cinema continues to provide us with a vibrant cultural conversation on an array of topics. Oh yeah, and Twin Peaks came back and it was awesome.”

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Angelo Muredda

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Good Time
Phantom Thread
A Quiet Passion
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Call Me by Your Name
Get Out
Beach Rats
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Hermia & Helena

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Performance

Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Tracy Letts, Lady Bird
Taliah Webster, Good Time
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Kirsten Dunst, The Beguiled

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Josh and Benny Safdie, Good Time
David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return

Best Screenplay: N/A

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: N/A

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Noel Murray

Best Film

Lady Bird
The Florida Project
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Baby Driver
A Ghost Story
Get Out
Dunkirk
Their Finest
mother!
Menashe

Best Lead Performance

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Robert Pattinson, Good Time

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Tatiana Maslany, Stronger
Ray Romano, The Big Sick

Best Director

Edgar Wright, Baby Driver
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
David Lowery, A Ghost Story

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: I Love You, Daddy

“I totally understand why the very idea of seeing this film right now would make people squeamish. And frankly, a lot of my colleagues who were keenly aware of the then-only-rumors about Louis C.K.’s proclivities weren’t too high on the movie when it played at the Toronto film festival, either. But at TIFF, I found this picture often ungainly but just as often beautiful to look at, and always provocative in ways that I prefer art to be: raising questions, not making assertions.”

Best First Feature: Raw

Best Documentary: Rat Film

Best Animated Feature: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Vikram Murthi

Best Film

Nocturama
Phantom Thread
The Florida Project
Rat Film
Staying Vertical
mother!
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Good Time
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Baby Driver

Best Lead Performance

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Bene Coopersmith, Person to Person
Elizabeth Marvel, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Best Director

Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Best Screenplay: The Florida Project

Best Undistributed Film: First Reformed

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: Rat Film

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: mother!

Best Repertory Series: Jean-Pierre Melville: Criminal Codes at The Siskel Film Center in Chicago

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Sophia Nguyen

Best Film

Columbus
A Quiet Passion
Get Out
Lady Bird
The Florida Project
After the Storm
I Am Not Your Negro
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Dunkirk

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus
Hiroshi Abe, After the Storm
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Anne Hathaway, Colossal

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Elisabeth Moss, The Square
Betty Gabriel, Get Out
Stephen Henderson, Lady Bird

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Kogonada, Columbus

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Michael Nordine

Best Film

The Future Perfect
Kill Me Please
Mister Universo
Wind River
The Untamed
In the Fade
Personal Shopper
The Beguiled
Indivisible
Donald Cried

Best Lead Performance

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman

Best Supporting Performance

Hong Chau, Downsizing
Carla Juri, Blade Runner 2049
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Millicent Simmonds, Wonderstruck
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound

Best Director

Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: Wind River

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Kill Me Please

Best Documentary: The Challenge

Best Animated Feature: The Girl Without Hands

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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John Oursler

Best Film

Call Me by Your Name
The Post
Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo
A Quiet Passion
A Ghost Story
Faces Places
Lady Bird
Get Out
Ingrid Goes West
I, Tonya

Best Lead Performance

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Meryl Streep, The Post

Best Supporting Performance

Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director

Steven Spielberg, The Post
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: The Post

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Florida Project

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Gerald Peary

Best Film

A Ghost Story
mother!
Thelma
Loveless
Menashe
The Death of Louis XIV
Frantz
Novitiate
Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri
Get Out

Best Lead Performance

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Menashe Lustig, Menashe
Jean-Pierre Léaud, The Death of Louis XIV

Best Supporting Performance

Melissa Leo, Novitiate
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Ben Stiller, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky, mother!
David Lowery, A Ghost Story
Maggie Betts, Novitiate
Best Screenplay: Novitiate

Best Undistributed Film: The Rehearsal

“Alison MacLean’s fabulous film about teenagers was too weird and too New Zealand for a distributor to take a chance. Would that be the fate today of Jane Campion’s Sweetie?”

Best First Feature: Menashe

Best Documentary: Swim Team

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Shape Of Water

“A film for 7-year-olds instead of adults, not an ounce of moral ambiguity, a film divided into Good People and Bad People. It was no Creature from the Black Lagoon.”

Best Repertory Series: Ernst Lubitsch Retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive

“An extraordinary series put together before his recent death by the HFA’s great programmer, David Pendleton. My first seeing ever of one of the finest of all silent films, Lady Windermere’s Fan.”

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Sasha Perl-Raver

Best Film

Get Out
The Big Sick
The Shape of Water
Kedi
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Call Me by Your Name
Lady Bird
The Disaster Artist
Molly’s Game
Girls Trip

Best Lead Performance

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game

Best Supporting Performance

Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay: The Big Sick

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Kedi

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Ray Pride

Best Film

Song to Song
Personal Shopper
Thelma
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Phantom Thread
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Get Out
A Quiet Passion
Lady Bird

Best Lead Performance

N/A

Best Supporting Performance

N/A

Best Director

Josh and Benny Safdie, Good Time
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: N/A

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

Additional Comments: “Dozens of great movies from high and low. Beyond a culture of adventurous, appreciative cinephiles, how can a production economy be sustained? Dunno. But the films!”

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Matt Prigge

Best Film

Nocturama
Call Me by Your Name
Phantom Thread
Wormwood
A Quiet Passion
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
The Lost City of Z
Good Time
mother!
Brawl in Cell Block 99

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Michael Fassbender, Alien: Covenant
Anne Hathaway, Colossal
Melanie Lynskey, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread

Best Supporting Performance

Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
John Malkovich, I Love You, Daddy

Best Director

Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: Golden Exits

Best First Feature: The Human Surge

Best Documentary: Wormwood

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Shape of Water

Best Repertory Series: The Non-Actor at Lincoln Center

Most Significant Development: The further erosion of the multiplexes

“Mainstream movies are officially boring. In 2017 — somehow even worse than in 2016 or 2015 or 2014 — the only films to hit major screens were franchise entries. Variety is the spice of life, and the multiplex is now (more than ever!) an unseasoned bowl of gruel or those slimy bug bars the proles eat in Snowpiercer. I know, the market has spoken, and the ‘adult’ fare that used to fill screens before and after summer blockbuster season moved over to Netflix and Amazon. But I don’t have to like it. Things have gotten so bad I now miss middlebrow biopics and reductive history lessons and vanilla dramas of Hollywood. I hated those films too, and once upon a time I wished they’d go away forever. I now realize I’ve stumbled in my very own version of The Monkey’s Paw: They did go away, but in their place came nothing but interchangeable comic book movies. Bring back blandly inspiring docudramas! Bring back Scott Hicks!”

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C.J. Prince

Best Film

A Quiet Passion
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Marjorie Prime
Uncertain
The Florida Project
Nocturama
One Floor Below
How Heavy This Hammer
A Fantastic Woman
Brawl in Cell Block 99

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Félicité

Best Supporting Performance

Geena Davis, Marjorie Prime
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Elisabeth Moss, The Square

Best Director

Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion
Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama

Best Screenplay: A Quiet Passion

Best Undistributed Film: Life and Nothing More

“Some of the best editing I saw in 2017, and Regina Williams’ performance is phenomenal. Don’t sleep on this when it comes out in 2018 (if a distributor decides to pick it up).”

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: Uncertain

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Faces Places

Best Repertory Series: Johnnie To: Expect the Unexpected (TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto)

Most Significant Development: N/A

Additional Comments: “I would put Twin Peaks and Big Little Lies as my top 2 films of the year, but decided to leave them off my ballot because why not. And if I could I’d put Neil Cicirerega’s album Mouth Moods on my top 10 as well.”

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Kristy Puchko

Best Film

Colossal
Get Out
The Shape of Water
Logan
Lady Bird
Rift (Rokkur)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Bad Genius
The Lure
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Lead Performance

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Rebecca Hall, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Hugh Jackman, Logan
Anne Hathaway, Colossal

Best Supporting Performance

Betty Gabriel, Get Out
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Screenplay: The Shape of Water

Best Undistributed Film: Anna and the Apocalypse

“A teen-comedy/holiday musical/zombie horror movie that thrilled out of Fantastic Fest, it was an absolute genre-smashing blast with a charismatic cast, giddy gore, and outstanding song numbers.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Santoalla

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Monster Trucks.

“Is it great cinema? No. But it was original, fun, and earnest. It made me nostalgic for the heyday of giddily bonkers studio kid-friendly comedies like Encino Man or Surf Ninjas, which embraced their ludicrous premises to give an unapologetically silly and sensational romp. In a time where we often criticize studios for taking zero risks, Monster Trucks deserved better.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The Weinstein Effect

“Harvey Weinstein is no more. And as he went down so too have a slew of other alleged abusers. We’re saying ‘enough’ with a bullying and abusive culture that has too long thrived in Hollywood (and beyond). And we’re already seeing a shift with the reshoots of All the Money In the World, the cancellation of I Love You, Daddy’s release, and more. I’m hopeful these waves will continue to rock the film world, and from it will rise a more inclusive and healthier system that’s nonetheless creative and thrilling. After all, there’s plenty of artists out there who don’t need to bully to be great.”

Additional Comments: “2017 was a sensational year for cinema. The superhero genre got sophisticated with Logan. Monsters danced. Man-eating mermaids sang, and the world fell hard for Wonder Woman, Rey, and an angry misfit who calls herself Lady Bird. Instead of the standard parade of stern biopics for award season, we were gifted foul-mouthed heroines, a peachy gay romance, a dreamy love story where girl meets beast, and a fearless and challenging horror movie. It was a year full of surprises and films so beautiful, moving, and unique that many felt like miracles.”

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Jeff Reichert

Best Film

The Human Surge
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Wonderstruck
The Ornithologist
By the Time It Gets Dark
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Personal Shopper
Nocturama
Phantom Thread
Mimosas

Best Lead Performance

N/A

Best Supporting Performance

N/A

Best Director

Frederick Wiseman, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Todd Haynes, Wonderstruck
Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best Screenplay: By the Time It Gets Dark

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: The Human Surge

Best Documentary: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Best Animated Feature: The Girl Without Hands

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Rat Film

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

 

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Katey Rich

Best Film

Lady Bird
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
The Lost City of Z
Get Out
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Darkest Hour
The Florida Project
A Ghost Story
The Post

Best Lead Performance

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Ben Mendelsohn, Darkest Hour
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick

Best Director

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
James Gray, The Lost City of Z

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Kedi

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: Disney making moves to buy Fox

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Vadim Rizov

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Call Me by Your Name
Nocturama
Phantom Thread
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
On the Beach at Night Alone
4 Days in France
Behemoth
Good Time
Personal Shopper

Best Lead Performance

Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Lee Se-rang, Autumn, Autumn

Best Supporting Performance

Geena Davis, Marjorie Prime
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd
Robert Pattinson, The Lost City of Z
Elizabeth Marvel, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Undistributed Film: Distant Constellation

“Shevaun Mizrahi’s debut — which showed in nearly-complete form at True/False before officially premiering at Locarno — is real-deal sculpting in time, a documentary portrait of an Istanbul retirement bracingly focused on death, life and the collapse of the material, finding an entire portrait of the life cycle in the juxtaposition of a construction site and its home base.”

Best First Feature: 4 Days in France

Best Documentary: Behemoth

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Square

“There are a number of perilously overrated enterprises out there, naming some of which would cause me more problems than others. But the small group that identified The Square as being atrocious are correct. I’m not sure what went wrong here, as I’ve enjoyed all of Ruben Ostlund’s other features (minus his first, still unseen) to date, but this displays the maximum possible gap between undeniable technical facility and actual interest level.”

Best Repertory Series: “Gotta Light?” at Metrograph

“There was, per usual, a lot of outstanding rep programming this year in NYC: Lincoln Center’s series on the non-actor and international melodrama, MoMA’s survey of international sci-fi, the completion of MoMI’s painstaking Scorsese retro. But seeing David Lynch directly lead to a sold-out Ernie Gehr screening? That’s next level.”

Most Significant Development: “N/A. There is no new wave, only the sea, etc.”

Additional Comments: “Please do not send me your angry category fraud comments about Twin Peaks, we’ve done this dance many times already. The ballot said it was OK!”

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Joshua Rothkopf

Best Film

Call Me by Your Name
Good Time
I, Tonya
mother!
Phantom Thread
The Lost City of Z
Detroit
It Comes at Night
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Columbus

Best Lead Performance

Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!

Best Supporting Performance

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Sebastian Stan, I, Tonya
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Director

Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Kathryn Bigelow, Detroit
Darren Aronofsky, mother!

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: Caniba

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: Wormwood

Best Animated Feature: NA

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Dunkirk

Best Repertory Series: NA

Most Significant Development: #MeToo

“More significant than any film, to a large degree.”

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Mike Rubin

Best Film

Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death
Get Out
Loveless
Faces Places
Lady Bird
Quest
The Square
Graduation
The Shape of Water
Phantom Thread

Best Lead Performance

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Saorise Ronan, Lady Bird
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Ray Romano, The Big Sick
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: The Square

Best Undistributed Film: Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Quest

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Nocturama

“Slick, empty nihilism”

Best Repertory Series: Alan Clarke retrospective at Anthology Film Archives

Most Significant Development: Moviepass

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Nick Schager

Best Film

Wormwood
Lady Macbeth
Dunkirk
Marjorie Prime
Columbus
Okja
Phantom Thread
The Lost City of Z
I Called Him Morgan

Best Lead Performance

Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
Lois Smith, Marjorie Prime
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Melanie Lynsky, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore

Best Supporting Performance

Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Tracy Letts, The Lovers

Best Director

Errol Morris, Wormwood
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Kogonada, Columbus

Best Screenplay: Lady Macbeth

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Macbeth

Best Documentary: Wormwood

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Alan Scherstuhl

Best Film

Faces Places
Dawson City: Frozen Time
The Florida Project
Get Out
God’s Own Country
Human Flow
I Called Him Morgan
Lady Bird
Mudbound
A Quiet Passion

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound
Mark Hamill, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Best Director

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Bill Morrison, Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: Milla

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Dcumentary: Last Men in Aleppo

Best Animated Feature: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: I, Tonya

“I don’t think people are wrong to be unmoved by I, Tonya, or to be exhausted by it, or to be annoyed by its pop-hit Greek chorus, or to find it sometimes clunkily obvious in its technique, or to want to spend less time with Gilooly and his dopey co-conspirators. But I take sincere issue with accusations that the film is cruel to Harding or to her milieu, or that its depiction of abuse is comic or exploitative. Often, abuse in real life is a quick everyday explosion, as it is in Craig Gillespie’s film, which is uncommonly clear-eyed about how cycles of violence replicate themselves.”

Best Repertory Series: Holy Blood: Mexican Horror Cinema at MOMA

Most Significant Development: The exposure of an abusive system’s worst abusers

“… and the increasing public awareness that the proclivities of terrible men are not just a behind-the-scenes concern but are instead much of the reason that so many studio (and major indie) releases are so limited in their thematic reach.”

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Michael Sicinski

Best Film

On the Beach at Night Alone
Staying Vertical
Nocturama
Dunkirk
Wormwood
Strong Island
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Félicité
The Lost City of Z
Mimosas

Best Lead Performance

Vero Tshanda Beya Mputu, Felicite
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Jean-Pierre Léaud, The Death of Louis XVI

Best Supporting Performance

Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Raph, Slack Bay
Lakeith Stanfield, Get Out

Best Director

Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Hong Sang-soo, On the Beach at Night Alone
Alain Guiraudie, Staying Vertical

Best Screenplay: Brawl in Cell Block 99

Best Undistributed Film: Colo

“Luckily most of the best films of 2017 ended up getting picked up by heroic distributors like Grasshopper, Cinema Guild, Strand, and Kino Lorber. Still in limbo, however, is Teresa Villaverde’s striking, severe Berlin entry Colo. A sort of antipode to Marcel Gomes’s Arabian Nights, this is a film about Portuguese austerity that is itself austere, showing how economic hardship can break down families and even identities. Essential viewing.”

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Strong Island

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Florida Project

“Many of this year’s best films (Dunkirk, Nocturama, BPM, The Beguiled) were about the power of collectivity. That’s sort of how The Florida Project starts out, but it eventually retrenches into a selfish world where families and finally individuals turn on one another, as if to imply that in the last analysis, there’s no helping the feral poor. And, when all else fails, go to Disney World.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: Outing the Harassers

“Hollywood started taking sexual harassment and assault seriously, even going to far as to erase certain individuals from the public eye completely. I shed no tears for them. But let’s not kid ourselves. Taking down a few bad apples won’t in and of itself dismantle structural sexism and racism. This could very well be another self-congratulatory gesture from a pseudo-liberal industry that loves nothing better than patting itself on the back.”

Additional Comments: “I, Tonya: 120 mins. Thor: Ragnarok: 130 mins. Molly’s Game: 140 mins. The Last Jedi: 152 mins. Movies have gotten too damn long.”

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David Sims

Best Film

The Lost City of Z
Phantom Thread
The Florida Project
Lady Bird
Dunkirk
Get Out
Call Me by Your Name
Personal Shopper
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Lady Macbeth

Best Lead Performance

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Tatiana Maslany, Stronger
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Best Director

James Gray, The Lost City of Z
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: Golden Exits

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Your Name

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Matt Singer

Best Film

Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A Ghost Story
Blade Runner 2049
The Big Sick
The Work
The Florida Project
Phantom Thread
Faces Places
Get Out

Best Lead Performance

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Carla Gugino, Gerald’s Game

Best Supporting Performance

Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Ray Romano, The Big Sick
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread

Best Director

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
David Lowery, A Ghost Story
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: T2 Trainspotting

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: Disney buying Fox.

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Josh Spiegel

Best Film

The Florida Project
Get Out
The Lost City of Z
Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Shape of Water
John Wick: Chapter Two
Mudbound
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Lead Performance

Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Michael Shannon, The Shape of Water
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound

Best Director

Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Jane

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Darkest Hour

“Less for the whole film, and more for the sense of Gary Oldman being given hosannas for starring in Oscar Bait: The Movie. He’s delivered a dynamite performance in a British thriller about a high-tension era in international politics: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. This role is Acting with a capital A. No thanks.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The sure-to-fail “pivot to video” for journalistic organizations

“Too many good writers continue to lose work because the organizations that previously employ them think readers value a visual presentation of journalism over the written word. It impacts film because the fewer good writers working steadily, the fewer good pieces of criticism (no matter how much the studios bray about Rotten Tomatoes damaging their brand-deposit movies).”

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Emma Stefansky

Best Film

The Shape of Water
Get Out
The Lost City of Z
A Ghost Story
Logan Lucky
Phatom Thread
Mudbound
The Square
A Fantastic Woman
Dunkirk

Best Lead Performance

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Charlie Hunnam, The Lost City of Z

Best Supporting Performance

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Bob Odenkirk, The Post
Elisabeth Moss, The Square
Armie Hammer, Call Me by Your Name
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Dee Rees, Mudbound
James Gray, The Lost City of Z

Best Screenplay: Baby Driver

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: Your Name

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Life. It’s good!!

“Life is much more fun to watch once you already know the ending. You don’t waste any time hoping that everything’s going to turn out okay for everybody.”

Best Repertory Series: MOMI’s Spielberg Summer

“I saw Jurassic Park in a theater for the first time ever and it was the best 2 hours and 7 minutes of my whole life.”

Most Significant Development: Franchise movies embracing their directors’ styles.

Wonder Woman, Thor: Ragnarok, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi were all so much stronger because their directors’ distinct voices were allowed to shine through.”

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David Sterritt

Best Film

The Death of Louis XIV
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
mother!
The Square
Wormwood
The Florida Project
Wonder Wheel
Thelma
Okja
Menashe

Best Lead Performance

Jean-Pierre Léaud, The Death of Louis XIV
Kate Winslet, Wonder Wheel
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Salma Hayek, Beatriz at Dinner
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Supporting Performance

Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Elisabeth Moss, The Square
Cicely Tyson, Last Flag Flying
Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director

Albert Serra, The Death of Louis XIV
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
Errol Morris, Wormwood

Best Screenplay: The Square

Best Undistributed Film: Spoor

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Loving Vincent

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Elizabeth Stoddard

Best Film

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Okja
Wonder Woman
Their Finest
The Shape of Water
Thelma
Lady Bird
Battle of the Sexes
Call Me by Your Name
Personal Shopper

Best Lead Performance

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
John Cho, Columbus
Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky
Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Bill Nighy, Their Finest
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound

Best Director

Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman
Bong Joon Ho, Okja
Lone Scherfig, Their Finest

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: Maineland

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: Kedi

Best Animated Feature: In This Corner of the World

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Logan

Best Repertory Series: Dark Musicals of Bob Fosse, Austin Film Society

Most Significant Development: The Weinstein reckoning/#metoo

“Prefaced by the fallout from the Faraci/Alamo Drafthouse controversy, the reckoning begun by the Weinstein allegations seemed even more of a shake-up to the current power system. There is more to be done, but at least women’s voices are being heard and believed.”

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Alice Stoehr

Best Film

Nocturama
A Quiet Passion
Personal Shopper
Marjorie Prime
The Unknown Girl
On the Beach at Night Alone
The Other Side of Hope
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Princess Cyd
Get Out

Best Lead Performance

Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Kim Min-hee, On the Beach at Night Alone
Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Performance

Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd
Jon Hamm, Marjorie Prime
Elizabeth Marvel, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Bene Coopersmith, Person to Person
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

Best Director

Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion
Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Hong Sang-soo, On the Beach at Night Alone

Best Screenplay: Princess Cyd

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Kedi

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The new season of Twin Peaks

“I expect to see outward ripples from David Lynch’s magnum opus through the whole of filmmaking for years to come.”

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Anne Thompson

Best Film

The Shape of Water
Lady Bird
Loveless
The Florida Project
The Big Sick
First They Killed My Father
Darkest Hour
Dunkirk
Mudbound
Jane

Best Lead Performance

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Performance

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Ben Mendelsohn, Darkest Hour
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: Tesnota

Best First Feature: Kedi

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: First They Killed My Father

“Superbly conceived and executed on every level.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: the #metoo movement

“We shall see if it has significant impact on hiring–not just firing– going forward.”

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Luke Thompson

Best Film

Twin Peaks: The Return
Transformers: The Last Knight
The Florida Project
Colossal
MA
T2 Trainspotting
The Square
Logan
A Cure for Wellness
Get Out

Best Lead Performance

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project
Bill Skarsgård, It
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Supporting Performance

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Betty Gabriel, Get Out
Patrick Stewart, Logan
Rob Morgan, Mudbound

Best Director

David Lynch, Twin Peaks: The Return
Celia Rowlson-Hall, MA
James Mangold, Logan

Best Screenplay: The Square

Best Undistributed Film: Vidar the Vampire (VampyrVidar)

“The best movie in which a guy becomes a vampire by giving God a blowjob ever made.”

Best First Feature: MA

Best Documentary: Kedi

Best Animated Feature: In This Corner of the World

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Call Me by Your Name

“I can only presume it reminded viewers of their own first love, as it’s an otherwise boring slog that doesn’t even film the local beautiful scenery in any interesting way. But thank goodness Michael Stuhlbarg spells out the entire point to us at the end, and Timothée Chalamet stares at the camera for four minutes.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: The ’80s icon as absent father who turns out to be a huge disappointment

“It probably says a lot about those of us who feel we were partly raised by ’80s movies that Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Kurt Russell all played sci-fi father figures who failed. It’s a sign, perhaps, that we are aging out of the demographic for whom mass entertainments are comfort food, and into more challenging corners of art and the world.”

Additional Comments: “I’m genuinely not kidding about Transformers: The Last Knight.”

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Scott Tobias

Best Film

Phantom Thread
The Florida Project
Call Me by Your Name
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Starless Dreams
Lady Bird
mother!
A Quiet Passion
Rat Film
Nocturama

Best Lead Performance

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Best Supporting Performance
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama
Darren Aronofsky, mother!

Best Screenplay: Phantom Thread

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Starless Dreams

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Big Sick

“Why is this mediocrity appearing on so many Top 10 lists? Between its awkward reconciliation of true-story authenticity and rom-com convention and its crushing indifference as a piece of filmmaking, “The Big Sick” survives only on the appeal of its performers—and just barely at that.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Kyle Turner

Best Film

Lady Bird
The Ornithologist
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The Boss Baby
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Ingrid Goes West
Okja
Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo
I, Tonya
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Lead Performance

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Jessie Pinnick, Princess Cyd

Best Supporting Performance

Karin Konoval, War for the Planet of the Apes
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Bella Heathcote, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Doug Jones, The Shape of Water
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Best Director

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Robin Campillo, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: A Skin So Soft

Best First Feature: God’s Own Country

Best Documentary: This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous

Best Animated Feature: The Boss Baby

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Call Me by Your Name

“The only difference between Call Me by Your Name and the dime a dozen twink led straight to DVD dramedies proliferating in the Gay and Lesbian section on Netflix is that Guadagnino is attached to it.”

Best Repertory Series: Footnotes to Lady Bird at Quad Cinema

“From “Flirting” to “Jeanne Dielman”, Quad was able to show the breadth of Gerwig’s preoccocupations, influences, inspirations, and what I think genuinely fills her with joy.”

Most Significant Development: BPM and Theo and Hugo showing HIV+ people having sex

“Not only did HIV+ people get to have sex, they got to feel sexy doing it. BPM, in particular, understands the political implications of being queer on a molecular level.”

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Kathleen Walsh

Best Film

Get Out
Phantom Thread
The Post
The Square
Raw
Dunkirk
Good Time
I, Tonya
Lady Macbeth
Personal Shopper

Best Lead Performance

Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Claes Bang, The Square
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

Best Supporting Performance

Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Sienna Miller, The Lost City of Z
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Sean Baker, The Florida Project

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2

“A fantastic doc from True/False 2017.”

Best First Feature: Raw

Best Documentary: Rat Film

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Free Fire

“How does nihilist, meaningless nonsense have a 68% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes?”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: #MeToo and the Purging of Sexual Harassers

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Chris Wells

Best Film

The Death of Louis XIV
Lady Bird
The Rehearsal
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Nocturama
Bobbi Jene
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Downsizing
4 Days in France
Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

Best Lead Performance

Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper
Jean-Pierre Léaud, The Death of Louis XIV
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Jessie Pinnick, Princess Cyd
Kris Avedisian, Donald Cried

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Adam Driver, Logan Lucky
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Hong Chau, Downsizing

Best Director

Aliso Maclean, The Rehearsal
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Bertrand Bonello, Nocturama

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: Common Carrier

Best First Feature: 4 Days in France

Best Documentary: Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy

Best Animated Feature: The Girl Without Hands

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Best Repertory Series: “One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema, 1970-1991” at BAMcinematek

Most Significant Development: The thriving of repertory cinemas

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Matthew Wilder

Best Film

Phantom Thread
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Spettacolo
The Death of Louis XIV
Nocturama
Slack Bay
Happy End
Split
Logan Lucky
Good Time

Best Lead Performance

James McAvoy, Split
Jean-Pierre Léaud, The Death of Louis XIV
Woody Harrelson, The Glass Castle
Kristen Dunst, Woodshock
Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project

Best Supporting Performance

Christopher Plummer, All the Money in the World
Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
Juno Temple, Wonder Wheel
Betty Gabriel, Get Out
Robert Duvall, In Dubious Battle

Best Director

Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Frederick Wiseman, Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Matt Spicer, Ingrid Goes West

Best Screenplay: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Best Undistributed Film: The Misogynists

Best First Feature: Ingrid Goes West

Best Documentary: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Best Animated Feature: N/A

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Woodshock

Best Repertory Series: Tarantino’s Eleanor and Frank Perry retro at the New Beverly

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Alissa Wilkinson

Best Film

Lady Bird
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
The Work
Get Out
Princess Cyd
Personal Shopper
Call Me by Your Name
The Florida Project
Columbus
A Quiet Passion

Best Lead Performance

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Best Director

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Columbus

Best Documentary: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: N/A

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Alison Willmore

Best Film

The Florida Project
Phantom Thread
The Villainess
Faces Places
Your Name
Dunkirk
Okja
Raw
Get Out
A Fantastic Woman

Best Lead Performance

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
Robert Pattinson, Good Time
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Michael Fassbender, Alien: Covenant
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound

Best Director

Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Jung Byung-gil, The Villainness

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: Bodied

Best First Feature: Raw

Best Documentary: Faces Places

Best Animated Feature: Your Name

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Alien: Covenant

“Ridley Scott is right, aside from its blistering contempt for humanity “there’s no reason why Alien should now not be on the same level for fans as Star Trek and Star Wars.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: Netflix

“For better, worse, and all the rest, including Cannes jury bickering, Netflix made its intentions to be, if not the home of the best original films, definitely home to the most original films.”

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Chuck Wilson

Best Film

Dunkirk
Phantom Thread
God’s Own Country
Call Me by Your Name
mother!
The Lost City of Z
Marjorie Prime
Columbus
Personal Shopper
Walking Out

Best Lead Performance

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Jennifer Lawrence, mother!
Ia Shugliashvili, My Happy Family
Hiroshi Abe, After the Storm
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Best Supporting Performance

Geena Davis, Marjorie Prime
Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Naomi Ackie, Lady Macbeth
Cillian Murphy, Dunkirk
Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story

Best Director

Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Jung Byung-gil, The Villainness

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: What Will People Say

“Filmmaker Iram Haq’s second feature (after “I Am Yours”) is a powerful coming-of-age story centered on the clash between a Norwegian teenage girl and her traditional Pakistani parents. In the lead role, newcomer Maria Mozhdah is a revelation.”

Best First Feature: God’s Own Country

Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time

Best Animated Feature: The Breadwinner

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Beguiled

“Very well acted but as storytelling, a bust. No energy, no pulse.”

Best Repertorstry Series: 2017 UCLA Festival of Preservation

Most Significant Development: N/A

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Lara Zarum

Best Film

I Am Not Your Negro
Lady Bird
Get Out
Call Me by Your Name
Phantom Thread
Mudbound
mother!
The Florida Project
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The Disaster Artist

Best Lead Performance

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Lakeith Stanfield, Crown Heights
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Sebastian Stan, I, Tonya
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Director

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Dee Rees, Mudbound

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Lady Bird

Best Documentary: I Am Not Your Negro

Best Animated Feature: The LEGO Batman Movie

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Shape of Water

“Not nearly as daring or weird as its concept would have you think. Beautiful visuals and a nice metaphor for falling in love but it felt pretty empty to me. The allegorical aspect felt really clunky, too.”

Best Repertory Series: Ford to City: Drop Dead: New York in the 70s, at Film Forum

“Great selection of crowd-pleasers and lesser-knowns, perfect summer fare”

Most Significant Development: Netflix and Amazon swallowing the TV and film industries whole

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Alan Zilberman

Best Film

Get Out
The Work
Call Me by Your Name
Graduation
Win It All
Columbus
Lady Bird
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Polina
mother!

Best Lead Performance

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Supporting Performance

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Jason Mitchell, Mudbound
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Allison Williams, Get Out

Best Director

Jordan Peele, Get Out
Kogonada, Columbus
Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name

Best Screenplay: Get Out

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: The Work

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: The Killing of a Sacred Deer

“Its humanity and utter lack of curiosity amount to little more than a geek show for the arthouse set.”

Best Repertory Series: N/A

Most Significant Development: Netflix and Amazon seriously competing in the cinema marketplace

“Now that so many streaming services have exclusive access to qualities titles, soon streaming may replace a night out at the movies.”

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Esther Zuckerman

Best Film

The Shape of Water
Call Me by Your Name
Lady Bird
Get Out
The Big Sick
Phantom Thread
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The Florida Project
The Post
Wonder Woman

Best Lead Performance

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Performance

Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Ray Romano, The Big Sick

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Screenplay: Lady Bird

Best Undistributed Film: N/A

Best First Feature: Get Out

Best Documentary: Jane

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Movie Everyone Was Wrong About: Wonderstruck

“Todd Haynes tackled this high-concept narrative and turned it into a strange, beautiful film.”

Most Significant Development: The reporting on sexual harassment across the film industry

“In reporting Harvey Weinstein’s patterns of abuse, New York Times and the New Yorker paved the way for necessary change.”

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