It's that time of year where people traditionally look back at the last year and reflect on the decisions they've made, the actions they've taken, and the spirits they've discovered in their headquarters and pressed into service as part of a larger plan for world domination. So to take part in that tradition, we here at EYC HQ have commanded our ghostly minions to look back over the last year and pick out a few of the best, and worst films that we reviewed throughout 2017.


The Best


 Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi

EYC Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

While not a perfect film, The Last Jedi‘s excellent special effects, solid character development, and dramatically different storyline bodes well for a series that plans to long outlive the Skywalker family that have so far dominated the franchise.

Read our full review here.

 

 

 The Shape of Water

EYC Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%

A devastatingly beautiful fairy tale told exceptionally well, Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water boasts just about everything an amazing movie should contain as well as some of the most technically impressive practical effects we've ever seen.

Read our full review here.

 

 Baby Driver

EYC Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%

With an amazing soundtrack, an impressive cast, and some crazy cool car chases, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver is an intensely fun, adrenaline-fueled thrill from start to finish.

Read our full review here.

 

 

John Wick: Chapter 2

EYC Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 89%

John Wick: Chapter 2 hits all of the right notes in this symphony of creative violence, further solidifying it as a just about perfect example of the simple, uncomplicated action shoot-em-up film.

Read our full review here.

 

 


The Worst


The Snowman

EYC Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7%

A mystery-thriller that is completely devoid of both mystery and thrills, The Snowman fails to provide even the smallest of clues for the audience to follow and zero reasons for us to care about any of its characters.

Read our full review here.

 

 

mother!

EYC Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 69%

A film so pretentious and smug in regards to the “cleverness” of its own forced metaphor, Aronofsky's mother! is so obscenely violent, misogynistic, and insane that any vestiges of artfulness and plot get lost in the chaos.

Read our full review here.

 

 

The Mummy

EYC Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 16%

The first (and maybe only) film in Universal's Dark Universe, this reboot of the classic monster flick is so incomprehensibly inane that it found a way to make plane crashes, car chases, and attractive women boring.

Read our full review here.

 

 

The Dark Tower

EYC Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 16%

Completely lacking in the complexity and depth of its source material, The Dark Tower survives solely on the charisma of its excellent cast – despite the fact that they too are woefully underutilized.

Read our full review here.

 

 


 

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