BEST MOVIES OF 2017

22 Dec

Another year, another list.

With the end of 2017 comes the close of another solid year in cinema. Here is a video counting down my personal favorites from the year:

A few observations:

  • Altogether I saw 92 “new” films this year (not including stuff I saw at Sundance that hasn’t been released yet or older stuff I discovered released from previous years).
  • I only saw 13 documentaries and 12 foreign-language films this year.
  • The actor to appear the most times across the board was Caleb Landry Jones who appeared in 3 movies (Macon Blair, Amanda Warren, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, and Kathryn Newton each appear in 2).
  • Of course, I didn’t get to see all I wanted to from this year e.g. Lost City of Z, Song to Song, Kong Skull Island, Downsizing, John Wick 2, Girls Trip, Battle of the Sexes, Spiderman Homecoming, Flag of Our Fathers, Lego Batman, A Fantastic Woman, Greatest Showman, Coco, Stronger, Darkest Hour, Murder on the Orient Express, and the documentaries Risk, Step, Jane, and Faces Places.
  • As far as distribution goes A24 had another stellar year with 6 entries cracking my top 25. Netflix and The Orchid each had 3 and Magnolia and Focus Features each had 2.
  • Including my honorable mentions, 10 films directed by women made the list this year – the idea of quality filmmaking being a boys-only club is total bullshit.
  • Only in 2017 can an Adam Sandler movie be good.

 

 

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