2017 Monthly Ranking: February

All the films I watched in February 2017, in order of favourite.

*This indicates a rewatch. Films without a star are all first-time watches. NO RE-WATCHES.
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1.
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies. (137 mins.)
 
2.
All That Jazz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
3.
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly. (106 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
4.
The Nice Guys (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. (116 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
 
5.
Swiss Army Man (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home. (97 mins.)
 
6.
Ugetsu (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
7.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
8.
Performance (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out... (105 mins.)
 
9.
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God. (89 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
10.
The White Ribbon (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible? (144 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
11.
Toni Erdmann (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach. (162 mins.)
Director: Maren Ade
 
12.
A Field in England (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Amid the Civil War in 17th-century England, a group of deserters flee from battle through an overgrown field. Captured by an alchemist, the men are forced to help him search to find a hidden treasure that he believes is buried in the field. (90 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
13.
East of Eden (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend. (115 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
14.
The Moorside (2017 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A two-part drama about the search for missing Yorkshire schoolgirl Shannon Matthews in 2008.
 
15.
Moonlight (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (111 mins.)
Director: Barry Jenkins
 
16.
Unbreakable (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man learns something extraordinary about himself after a devastating accident. (106 mins.)
 
17.
Kill List (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
18.
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common. (95 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
19.
Hell or High Water (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas. (102 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
20.
The Alphabet (1968 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter. (4 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
21.
Cigarettes & Coffee (1993 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Five people's lives that are curiously intertwined happen to all be at a diner at the same time. An... (24 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
 
22.
The Sound of Music (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower. (174 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
23.
Nashville (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
 
24.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. (127 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
25.
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue. (97 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
26.
The Great Escape (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
27.
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives preempted by a strange boudoir melodrama... (193 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette