Your Top 10 2017 Films

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  1. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    Here are some that went wide in 2017 that I enjoyed:

    The Big Sick
    Brawl in Cell Block 99
    The Devil’s Candy
    How to Build a Time Machine
    Lady Bird
    The Shape of Water
    Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi
     
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    Mine

    1. Good Time
    2. Split
    3. Dunkirk
    4. I Love You, Daddy
    5. Okja
    6. War for the Planet of the Apes
    7. Brigsby Bear
    8. A Fantastic Woman
    9. Battle of the Sexes
    10. The Meyerowitz Stories
     
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    Top 10 of 2017

    1. The Square
    2. Casting JonBenet
    3. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
    4. The Love Witch
    5. Endless Poetry
    6. It Comes at Night
    7. 20th Century Women
    8. Lowlife
    9. Good Time
    10. November

    Honourable Mentions: The Endless, Evolution, The Little Hours, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, The Florida Project, Five Fingers for Marseilles, Tower, Paterson, mother!

    Bottom 10 of 2017 (Which funny enough remains the same as my post in the Best/Worst Horror Films of 2017 thread, meaning all the worst films I saw this past year were horror films.)

    1. The Honor Farm
    2. Halloweed
    3. Split
    4. The Hollow Child
    5. Blessed are the Children
    6. Housewife
    7. Antibirth
    8. The Windmill
    9. The Babysitter
    10. Another WolfCop

    Top 10 First Time Viewings of Older Films for 2017

    1. Faust (1926) (theatrical screening w/ new live score performed by Mahogany Frog)
    2. The Dance of Reality (2013)
    3. Night Has a Thousand Desires (1984)
    4. The Silent Partner (1978)
    5. Mandingo (1975)
    6. Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
    7. Rage (1995)
    8. Intrépidos punks (1980)
    9. White Hot (1988)
    10. The Muppet Movie (1979)

    Bottom 10 First Time Viewings of Older Films for 2017

    1. Alien Abduction: Intimate Secrets (1996)
    2. Screw Loose (1999)
    3. Incoming Freshmen (1979)
    4. Boy Takes Girl (1983)
    5. Violent Shit 4.0: Karl the Butcher vs. Axe (2010)
    6. Puss in Boots (1987)
    7. Silo Killer (2002)
    8. Willow Creek (2014)
    9. Red Nights (1987)
    10. Hollywood Harry (1986)
     
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  4. Natas

    Natas Is it October yet?

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    I like where you went with "first time viewings of older films"........I always discover older films more than current flicks. Below are some of my favorites from 2017

    Intruder
    The Vagrant
    Cheap Thrills
    Parents
    Final Exam
    Bloody Birthday
    The Mutilator
    Sonny Boy
    From a Whisper to a Scream
    Slumber Party Massacre 2 & 3

    I can thank most of you for these discoveries!

    I'll also mention my favorite blu releases of 2017.

    Wishmaster
    Tales from the Hood
    Silent Night Deadly Night

    All 3 nothing short of beautiful
     
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    thing Well-Known Member

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    I’ve heard that The Square is great from a couple of people now, must check it
     
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    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    It's absolutely phenomenal and scathingly funny, while also commentating on art, society, humanity, and actually forces important discussion after the movie. Ruben Östlund's previous film Force Majeure ended up on my best of list last year too so he's quickly become a director to watch and I look forward to his next work.
     
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    merged the mid-year best-of into this thread
     
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    Oh nice didn’t realize it was his film, loved Force Majeur
     
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    For some reason I was thinking I'd seen this before, but it turns out I was thinking of a 2008 film by the same name (which is indeed quite good)
     
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    My top pick for 2017 is mother!. My wife had the same response that nearly every other person did, but I loved every second. Magnificent acting from everyone involved.
     
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    There are still plenty of films from 2017 I have yet to see, but as things stand, this is my current top ten.


    1) Baby Driver
    2) The Killing of a Sacred Deer
    3) Good Time
    4) I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
    5) It Comes at Night
    6) Mother!
    7) Casting JonBenet
    8) Logan
    9) Brawl in Cell Block 99
    10) Dunkirk
     
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    I actually saw I, Tonya today and really enjoyed it. Very well done and it definitely has that Fargo feel to it. Great acting in it all around
     
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    As luck would have it, I watched both of these movies over the last week. Have to agree with the "WOW" assessment of The Florida Project. That movie stayed with me a long time. The child actors were amazing. A lot of people criticize them as being "annoying", and I won't disagree that they are, but they act exactly like undisciplined children would. It's frighteningly real. And like many others (including the writer and director), I had no idea that this was a thing, these essentially homeless people less than a couple of miles from Disney World.

    American Honey does tackle a similar subject (and it too is also about an actual thing I wasn't aware of, "mag kids" who travel the country selling magazine subscriptions), but it didn't strike as much of a chord with me as the people in the movie choose the lifestyle. Moonee in The Florida Project literally knows nothing else than the life she's been forced to endure. Something about that really hit me.

    By the way, check out the behind-the-scenes footage on the Florida Project blu. For one thing, the kids are remarkably polite and intelligent, the polar opposites of how they act on screen. I honestly thought they just found some poor ill-mannered brats and just let them loose. Nope. The kids are actually acting. Then there's some of the happy accidents, like the rainbow scene was something that just actually happened after a rain storm and they scrambled the crew and kids to get it on film.

    Saw this a month or so ago. Really love these kinds of movies (and the above two somewhat fall into the category as well), the "downward spiral" film where we know the fate of the characters on screen, but they do not. Instead they just make worse and worse decisions.
     
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    Ingrid Goes West just skyrocketed onto my Best of 2017 list. I'd still rank The Florida Project as my favorite of the year (that I've seen), but Ingrid is right up there.
     
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    I agree when people complain about the kids being annoying or unlikable because you have to take into account their comprehension of the world. It reminded me of Jacob Tremblay in A24's equally terrific Room.

    The mother, on the other hand, that's a different story. Very complex character. Dafoe is equally complex but in a different way, acting as a guardian angel to these people but having a problematic relationship with his own family. But I think that's what the movie does so brilliantly, especially when it come to the movie's ending. A lot of movies tell you what to think, this movie asks you what you think.

    Terrific movie, definitely stays with you. If you haven't seen them yet, I'd highly recommend Baker's previous films as well, especially Tangerine and Starlet (both of which are on NetFlix, I believe). Although fair warning, both are a bit more graphic than The Florida Project (Starlet shows penetration in one scene).
     
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    CPT HOOK Well-Known Member

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    I posted this in the Best & Worst Horror thread, but I'll copy and paste here.

    This was my final list:

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    My Top 10 Horror Films Of 2017:

    Honorable Mentions: Jigsaw, Victor Crowley, Death Note, Better Watch Out

    10.) Super Dark Times

    9.) The Belko Experiment

    8.) mother!

    7.) The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

    6.) It

    5.) The Babysitter

    4.) The Shape Of Water

    3.) The Blackcoat’s Daughter

    2.) A Monster Calls

    1.) Get Out



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    My Top 10 Non-Horror Films Of 2017:

    Honorable Mentions: Only The Brave, Good Time, Beach Rats, The Book Of Henry

    10.) I, Tonya

    9.) Wind River

    8.) Logan Lucky

    7.) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    6.) Brigsby Bear

    5.) Call Me By Your Name

    4.) Patti Cake$

    3.) Lady Bird

    2.) The Florida Project

    1.) Baby Driver
     
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    Ah, Room. "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!"

    no, I know it's a different Room. You may not believe this, but to date that is the only year where I've seen every single Best Picture nominee. Yep, even when there was only 5 nominees, there's not a single year where I can say I've seen every film. There's usually some stuffy British film that doesn't appeal to me. Anyway, that year I thought Room was clearly the best film, much more than the well-made but fairly routine Spotlight. A lot of people suggest it's importance of the film's subject matter rather than the film itself that garners BP statues, and I thought that was definitely the case that year.



    Holy SHIT. You are not gonna believe this. I just looked up Baker's resume, and his second film was Take-Out. That film was submitted to the film festival I work for, and I was on the programming staff that year. We actually rejected the film, and I was one of those who voted against its inclusion in the festival (but that was mostly due to another submission called Chinese Dream that also tackled the subject of indentured servitude in Chinese restaurants, but was a bit more polished and with a better stinger at the end). Man I feel stupid that we could have had that movie, and I probably would have met Baker and had drinks with him. Then I could use the "I knew him when..." story.
     
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    Man, is it just me, or was 2017 one of the BEST years for movies in a long time?? We're midway through 2018, and I'm still digging through 2017's gems. I recently saw The Little Hours, Colossal, and Brigsby Bear, and loved all three. Detroit, Blade Runner 2049, and The Love Witch did not wow me as much, though they were still quite good . And I still have well-received movies like Phantom Thread, Lucky, Dunkirk, and The Shape of Water (allegedly the best movie of 2017 according to the Academy) on my to-watch list.
     
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    110% agree.

    Also, one of my favorites from last year, Patti Cake$, just premiered on HBO last weekend. They should be airing it regularly and it should be OnDemand. So if you have HBO, definitely check it out. Seems to have flown under most people's radars.

     

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