2017

Darren Carver-Balsiger Darren Carver-Balsiger’s year in review

Films by week

Jan Dec
  • 435 Films watched
  • 36.2 Average per month
  • 8.4 Average per week

Milestones

First Film

The Adventures of Tintin

Jan 1

Most Watched

The Room

5 times

Inherent Vice

4 times

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

twice

Last Film

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Dec 31

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The 20 Worst Films I Saw for the First Time in 2017

Darren Carver-Balsiger

Self-explanatory. This list will not be updated. Best Films I saw in…

  • Meat Weed Madness
  • Ben & Arthur
  • Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
  • Date Movie
  • God's Not Dead 2
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • The Starving Games
  • Dickshark
  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • The Book of Henry
  • Transformers
  • Transformers: The Last Knight
  • Dragonball Evolution
  • The Wicker Man
  • Fantastic Four
  • The Circle
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Sing
  • The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!?
  • Jurassic World

Genres, Countries & Languages

Drama
243 films
Thriller
86 films
Comedy
85 films
Action
85 films
Horror
81 films
Sci Fi
68 films
Romance
65 films
Adventure
53 films
Crime
51 films
Fantasy
43 films
USA
244 films
UK
85 films
Japan
37 films
France
36 films
Germany
32 films
Hong Kong
24 films
South Korea
17 films
Canada
17 films
Italy
12 films
China
10 films
English
327 films
Japanese
52 films
Spanish
34 films
French
32 films
German
30 films
Russian
19 films
Chinese
19 films
Cantonese
19 films
Italian
18 films
Korean
18 films

Breakdown

2017 Releases Older

Watches Re-watches

Reviewed Not Reviewed

★★★★★

Ratings spread

Watched 193 Added 1974

Watchlist

Stars

Directors

Crew

Darren’s most liked review

Blade Runner

★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This is it. The greatest American movie since blockbusters became a thing. A film so clearly made within the limited scope of commercial Hollywood filmmaking - popular source material, A-list lead, large effects budget - but so unequivocally artistic and profound. It only gets better with each viewing, growing in…

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Every Movie Included in a Cinefix Movie List

Every movie selected by the Youtube channel Cinefix for their very knowledgeable movie lists.

Be sure to watch their videos as they actually mention a lot of other movies that don't make the cut of their lists.

Links to videos in the notes.

Films sorted by number of mentions, then…

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Highs and Lows

Highest Average

O.J. Made in America
Average weighted rating:

4.4

Lowest Average

Dragonball Evolution
Average weighted rating:

0.9

Most Popular

Get Out
Average weighted rating:

4.1

Most Obscure

Meat Weed Madness

Films watched in 2017

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
  • I Confess
  • They're a Weird Mob
  • Curse of the Golden Flower
  • Men in Black 3
  • Taxi
  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
  • Blade II
  • Blade
  • Stage Fright
  • El Dorado
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • The Disaster Artist
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • Icarus
  • Prevenge
  • The Levelling
  • A Quiet Passion
  • Snatched
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • The Bye Bye Man
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • Aquarius
  • Beach Rats
  • The Book of Henry
  • The Lost City of Z
  • Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
  • Loving Vincent
  • On Body and Soul
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • The Circle
  • The Villainess
  • The Big Sick
  • Seoul Station
  • Wolves at the Door
  • It's Only the End of the World
  • Good Time
  • I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
  • Personal Shopper
  • A Ghost Story
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Mudbound
  • Song to Song
  • Colossal
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Captain Phillips
  • Battle of the Sexes
  • Justice League
  • The Bad Batch
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond
  • Scream 4
  • Man on the Moon
  • A Cock and Bull Story
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • North by Northwest
  • I Was Born, But...
  • Lolita
  • Beverly Hills Cop III
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Stalker
  • You Were Never Really Here
  • Blade of the Immortal
  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog
  • Mother
  • The Florida Project
  • Loveless
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable - Chapter 1
  • The Mimic
  • The Square
  • Bad Genius
  • Journeyman
  • The Parole Officer
  • The Grandmaster
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • Audition
  • Yakuza Apocalypse
  • In Bruges
  • Leviathan
  • Force Majeure
  • Dark River
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Claire's Camera
  • Suspicion
  • Ratcatcher
  • Hide and Seek
  • Viridiana
  • Dogtooth
  • The Arbor
  • The Satanic Rites of Dracula
  • Shoulder Arms
  • In Another Country
  • The Ninth Gate
  • Right Now, Wrong Then
  • As Tears Go By
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • The Death of Stalin
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Late Spring
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Kevin & Perry Go Large
  • In the Loop
  • The Room
  • 2046
  • Dracula A.D. 1972
  • Inferno
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Survival of the Dead
  • The Elephant Man
  • The Emoji Movie
  • Happy Together
  • Vampires
  • Exorcist II: The Heretic
  • Days of Being Wild
  • Peeping Tom
  • Jaws
  • Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
  • The Invisible Man
  • The Phantom Carriage
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • The Gorgon
  • Tokyo Godfathers
  • Scream 3
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Risk
  • Army of Darkness
  • Hannibal
  • Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Rosemary's Baby
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • Blade Runner
  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
  • Ip Man 3
  • Scream 2
  • Dracula
  • Diary of the Dead
  • Raw
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Faust
  • A Canterbury Tale
  • Kwaidan
  • The Handmaiden
  • Frankenstein Created Woman
  • Lifeforce
  • Martin
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Girl from the Marsh Croft
  • Halloween
  • Gauche the Cellist
  • Land of the Dead
  • Wind River
  • mother!
  • Swamp Thing
  • The Evil of Frankenstein
  • The Funhouse
  • The Revenge of Frankenstein
  • Twilight of a Woman's Soul
  • Sanjuro
  • Voyage in Time
  • Evil Dead
  • Three… Extremes
  • The Animatrix
  • The Steamroller and the Violin
  • Ip Man 2
  • High Noon
  • Creed
  • Scars of Dracula
  • If You Were Me
  • Taste the Blood of Dracula
  • Stoker
  • Rio Lobo
  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Jurassic World
  • Don't Look Now
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Fear and Desire
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • The Brides of Dracula
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • Logan Lucky
  • Detroit
  • There Will Be No Leave Today
  • Away with Words
  • Killer's Kiss
  • My Blueberry Nights
  • Ip Man
  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
  • The Starving Games
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Rocky V
  • Four Rooms
  • Rocky IV
  • The Killing
  • True Grit
  • Terminator Genisys
  • First Love: The Litter on the Breeze

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Highly rated films Darren missed

  • Nathan for You: Finding Frances
  • Hans Zimmer Live in Prague
  • Saturation
  • Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
  • Newsies: The Broadway Musical
  • Sleep Has Her House
  • One Cut of the Dead
  • The Work

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