Top 10 Best Films of 2017

Here’s my list short & sweet……

Honorable Mentions: Dunkirk, Split, Coco, Okja, Logan, The Florida Project, Wonder Woman, Logan, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, mother!, The Big Sick, Thelma,  & The Disaster Artist

Films I haven’t seen yet at the creation of this list: Call Me by Your Name, The Post, Phantom Thread and a few others 


#10) Get Out – Great Original Thriller/Horror from first time director Jordan Peele.
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#9) Wind River – Riveting murder mystery. Fantastic debut from the very talented Taylor Sheridan. If you enjoy films like Sicario or Hell or High Water, highly recommend.
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#8) Molly’s Game – AARON SORKIN. JESSICA CHASTAIN. AARON SORKIN.
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#7) Lady Bird – Thoroughly well done coming of age movie from the lovely Greta Gerwig. Saoirse Ronan gives one of the best performances of her career. Review
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#6) Good Time – Fucking awesome.GoodTime_Still02.jpg


#5) Blade Runner 2049 – Cinematography is eyegasmic. Just beautiful in every single way from the acting, story, direction…..Villeneuve killed it and he’s on a roll……
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#4) The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Great horror. Very well shot. Fantastic acting/score. If you’re a fan of a Lanthimos, def a must watch or if you love horror films.  Review
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#3) Columbus – Beautiful. Wonderful score. Quiet yet moving.
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#2) Trainspotting 2 – A wonderful sequel. Really entertaining. Felt lots of emotions.
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#1) The Shape of Water – A beautiful romantic fairy tale. Sally Hawkins deserves the Oscar for best actress. Great performances all around from the whole cast. Beautiful score from Alexandre Desplat. It’s Guillermo Del Toro’s best film. Review
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Well that’s my list! Check out my Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2018

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My thoughts on Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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“Bold”


The Last Jedi has many great moments and some of the best moments in Star Wars history. With that being said, it has many flaws and it suffers from them. The story is uneven. Story lines needed more time to breathe while others cut down. The humor, while at times worked some of it was just too out of place and it took away from the tension/immersion of the scene. There are also a few pacing/tone issues throughout.ep8-ff-000005It might seem that I’m bashing/hating The Last Jedi, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and had a wonderful time. We again get wonderful performances from the cast, old and new. The film is visually stunning and the action scenes are very well choreographed and felt compelling. Rey, Poe, Luke and Kylo had tremendous  growth and had the best performances in the movie. In terms of the story, I’m conflicted as I feel some stories were fleshed out more so than others. The more and more I think about The Last Jedi, the more I feel like it’s not even a Star Wars movie, but a Rian Johnson Star Wars movie. All in all, despite the flaws, it’s a great ride and one I’ll watch again and again.

Rating – ★★★½

 

Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2018

Honorable Mentions -> Solo: A Star Wars Story, Black Panther, Venom, Wildlife, The Sisters Brothers,  A Rainy Day in New York, The Jungle Book, First Man, Lizzie, Thoroughbreds, and Backseat



#10) Ready Player One
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance and more


#9) Isle of Dogs
Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, and more


#8) Incredibles 2
Director: Brad Bird
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson,  Holly Hunter, Bob Odenkirk, Craig T. Nelson and more


#7) Avengers: Infinity War
Director: Anthony & Joe Russo
Stars: YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE


#6) You Were Never Really Here
Director: Lynne Ramsay

Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola and more


#5) Deadpool 2/Untitled Deadpool Sequel
Director: David Leitch
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, TJ Miller, Morena Baccarin, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin and more


#4) Serenity
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The mysterious past of a fishing boat captain living in the Caribbean comes back to haunt him, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be what it all seems
Director: Steven Knight
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diana Lane, Jason Clarke and more

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#3) Annihilation
Director: Alex Garland
Stars: Natalie Portman, Oscar Isaac, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and more


#2) Widows
 Four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Director: Steve McQueen
Stars: Jon Bernthal, Elizabeth Debicki, Viola Davis, Carrie Coon, Liam Neeson, Daniel Kaluuya and more
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#1) The Irishman
 A mob hit man recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Anna Paquin, Jesse Plemons, Ray Romano and more
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