Technically, July 1 marked the year’s midway point. Allow me to cheat a little in crafting this list of the year’s superlative films to date. I admire “A Ghost Story” and “War for the Planet of the Apes” so much that I’ve extended the deadline to July 15 to secure their eligibility. In this business, one must make some tough decisions.
All said, it’s been a decent year at the movies, if you avoid the glut of disappointing sequels and reboots. I’m sad to omit “Song to Song,” “Logan,” “Beatriz at Dinner” and “It Comes at Night,” but here are 10 films worth celebrating, recommending and rewatching.