I found one of these threads for last year, so I figured why not start one for this year? It's been a really strong year for movies so far! My Favorites Of 2017 So Far: 10.) Colossal - Fun and creative new take on the classic "giant monster" subgenre. I had way more fun with this than Kong: Skull Island or the latest Godzilla movie. 9.) Detroit - Gritty and disturbing movie based on true events. Powerful performance from Algee Smith, serving as the central core of the movie. 8.) The Book Of Henry - This will undoubtedly be a controversial pick, as the critics tore this movie apart. I loved it. It's Amblin meets Lifetime. 7.) Brigsby Bear - While it starts out as a quirky hipster version of Room, it ultimately becomes an incredibly charming and moving love-letter to movie-making and cinefiles. Try not leaving the theater with a smile on your face. 6.) Okja - Far too good for a NetFlix only release. Just like the director's previous film Snowpiercer, this is a big budget spectacle with high-stakes and heart. 5.) The Blackcoat's Daughter - A moody slowburn horror film that haunted me for days. The strange thing is, I can't even put my finger on what exactly I loved so much about it, but it really struck a chord with me. 4.) Patti Cake$ - While you can probably predict nearly every plot point of this underdog story, the finale had the entire audience cheering and dancing as they exited the theater. PBNJ! 3.) A Monster Calls - While technically released in NY and LA at the tail end of December, this didn't get a wide release until January. It's a shame it didn't find an audience, because it's a lovely, moving, and emotionally devastating modern fairy tale. 2.) Get Out - A wildly entertaining horror movie with brilliant social commentary. How exciting to not only receive a movie this good as a horror fan, but to see it crossover and achieve mainstream success as well. 1.) Baby Driver - I love everything about this movie. Few movies have made me smile as much as this one did. I can't wait for the blu-ray release so I can watch it again and again. Honorable Mentions: - The Big Sick - A far above-average romantic comedy with a great cast that provokes an interesting discussion on race / ethnicity without being overly preachy or one-sided. - Deidra & Laney Rob A Train - Not your typical teen movie, with stellar performances from the two charming leads (Ashleigh Murray is currently on the CW's Riverdale). Most Anticipated: - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (if you haven't watched the red-band trailer for this, stop what you're doing and watch it now!) - Better Watch Out - Happy Death Day - The Babysitter - The Shape Of Water - Logan Lucky - Leatherface - The Florida Project - It - The Ritual - Kingsman: The Golden Circle - Mayhem - Cult Of Chucky - Battle Of The Sexes - Super Dark Times - The Disaster Artist What have been your favorites so far! I'd love to see recommendations for movies I might have missed.