Another year has ended, and 2017 has been a great year for movies. Before we start, I have a few honorable mentions: 5. Split, which arrived in January, was a great return for M. Night. Shyamalan and has made me super excited for Glass. James Mcavoy gave a fantastic performance as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the ending twist is awesome. 4. It comes at night was also a film that was incredibly well made and divisive among fans but critics loved it and I had no idea what I was about to watch when I came into the theater and the movie blew me away. 3. War for the Planet of the Apes was a great conclusion to the apes trilogy and a satisfying final chapter to Caesar’s story even though I didn’t love it as much as the first two. 2.Spiderman Homecoming was a fantastic reboot, one that we all needed after The Amazing Spiderman 2 and despite it being the third one we’ve had in less than a decade, it was an entertaining action film and provided one of the best villains in the MCU. 1. And finally, King Arthur, Legend of the Sword, was an incredibly awesome and badass film by Guy Ritchie which bombed at the box office and had a low RT score, but I thought was a great action film with a terrific performance from Charlie Hunham and an amazing soundtrack.
10.What happened To Monday
Noomi Rapace gives a fantastic performance in What Happened To Monday, where she plays seven different characters, all twin sisters, whom are all named after the days of the week in a world where it is illegal to have more than one child. This is one of the most original premise we’ve had in years and it’s a great science-fiction film executes it’s unique premise extremely well.
Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen have both never been better than in this film, which tells the disturbing true story about native American women who have been raped and killed in the cold landscape known as Wind River. Wonderfully directed and beautifully profound, the film will stay with you long after is it over.
8. Baby Driver
Edgar Wright’s answer to Nicholas Wending Refn’s Drive is a fun, entertaining shoot em up kind of thriller that has a terrific soundtrack, great performances and terrific direction. Edgar Wright superbly directed this film and the fast paced action and while the storyline isn’t the most original, it’s a fun escapism time at the movies.
This film hooked me immediately with Thomas Jane’s brilliant performance and terrific direction. I’m a huge Stephen King fan and we’ve had a lot of great adaptations of his works this year and 1922 is a beautifully directed drama that makes you care about the main character who is also the antagonist of the film and that’s impressive. 1922 is one of the best Netflix’s original films ever made and extremely suspenseful and thought-provoking.
The best comic book movie of the year, Logan transcended the genre and gave us the final performances of Hugh Jackman as Logan and Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier in a emotionally heartfelt drama that also serves as a western and a road trip movie. Logan is the conclusion to the X-Men franchise we deserve and beautifully closes out our heroes journey with a bang.
One of the biggest box office success in 2017 and one of the most liked horror films in the past few years by critics and audiences, IT was a great horror movie that had fantastic performances from it’s child cast and from Bill Skarsgard himself who was amazing as Pennywise. While the movie does follow the Stranger Things trope, it manages to stand on it’s own and be a great adaptation to the Stephen King novel which came before. Bring on the sequel. 2019 can’t get here fast enough.
4. The Disaster Artist
Brilliantly directed and acted by James Franco, The disaster Artist tells the story of how The Room, one of the best worst movies ever, got made. This is a heartfelt story about two friends who try to make it in the entertainment industry and want to create something that will have a profound and lasting effect on people.They succeed in doing just that, just maybe not in the ways they intended. The franco brothers are absolutely brilliant here and this movie is absolutely wonderful.
3. Blade Runner 2049
Denis Villeneuve takes the reign over Ridley Scott and superbly directs the sequel to one of the best science-fiction films ever made and this is the rare case of a sequel 30 years later that lives up to the hype. Beautifully directed, wonderfully acted and emotionally resonant, Blade Runner 2049 is an excellent follow up to the science-fiction classic.
2. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Probably the most controversial film of 2017, The Last Jedi has divided the Star Wars fan base forever. Rian Johnson crafted a great (but be it imperfect) Star Wars movie that I’m sure will get better with every viewing. While I don’t agree with some of Rian Johnson’s choices in this film, this was a beautifully made, hugely entertaining Star Wars film that took risks. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (in her final performance as Princess Leia) are both terrific and Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver are both the best part of this film and I love how Rian Johnson treated the character of Luke Skywalker.
And now here we are. Dunkirk was the best movie experience I’ve had in 2017. It was thrilling, emotionally satisfying and bombastic and seeing this movie on the big screen was just beautiful. A lot of people are divided on this film (like most films out there, big secret, I know) because we don’t know any of the characters. That didn’t bother me at all since the character’s backstories weren’t the point of the movie. They’re actions we’re. These people we’re heroes and what they did at Dunkirk mattered. Christopher Nolan expertly directed this film and I cannot wait to see what he does next.