Some sites rock a Top-10 list. Others, a Top-5. Some sites even roll with a Awards Preview at this, the half way point of the year. Here at unREEL, we’ve decided to take a different approach.
As fans of film and sport alike, Aaron approached us all with an idea far too attractive for the team to pass up. Rather than toss out a fixed list or, as we’ve done in the past, release a barrage of articles from each critic about our favorites thus far; we’ve decided to release an unREEL Power Ranking.
This constantly evolving list allows for many positives that other lists may not, such as the ability to revisit the film instead of casting final judgement after a solo viewing. The rankings are based on an average of the ratings the three of us will provide. The tie breakers are currently the number of ratings (a film rated by Aaron and Josh at 7.5 would trump a film rated only by Thomas at 7.5), and for any ties with just a single rating, we defer to Metacritic.
In the end, we really just want to give each and every film released this year an equal opportunity to be the best that in can be, all factors included. So, without further delay, here is our unREEL Power Ranking, as it stands, six months into 2016.
Without further ado…
A little shakeup comes this week as I catch up with some films. Nocturnal Animals just missed five straight positive reviews, and drops out of the rankings. This lets week one stalwart The Witch move back into the top five, and American Honey movies up. The biggest move up comes with Manchester by the Sea which leaps up from the Honorable Mentions and into the rankings with its release. Keep watching as we move into the awards season!
Power Rankings-Worthy Films We Covered:
FINDING DORY REVIEW TICKLED REVIEW CAPTAIN FANTASTIC REVIEW PETE’S DRAGON REVIEW INDIGNATION REVIEW KRISHA REVIEW SULLY REVIEW HELL OR HIGH WATER REVIEW VOYAGE OF TIME: LIFE’S JOURNEY REVIEW VOYAGE OF TIME: IMAX EDITION REVIEW IT’S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD REVIEW LA LA LAND REVIEW 31 DAYS: THE WITCH AMERICAN HONEY REVIEW MOONLIGHT REVIEW ARRIVAL REVIEW FANTASTIC BEASTS REVIEW
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