Best Films of 2017 so far

Hey, we are half way through 2017! Let’s talk best film…

It is Moonlight (if we are going by UK release date) but I’ve also enjoyed:

Toni Erdmann
Manchester by the Sea
Get Out
Jackie
Berlin Syndrome
I am not your negro
Elle

Probs some others, Baby Driver and The Beguiled are out this week too so let’s see if they make a dent

This has just made me realise that a) I don’t think I’ve been to the cinema this year, and b) my podcast app must have unsubscribed me from Kermode and Mayo as I can’t tell you what’s even out.

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Agree Moonlight but very much enjoyed Certain Women which was a great film about not much.

I’ve seen a shocking number of new movies this year but I did see Moonlight and it was absolutely amazing.

I dont think i like films anymore

(Haneke will be my no. 1 no doubt)

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I’ve only seen Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Long Haul & Lego Batman this year.

Both were ‘quite’ good, but I preferred the former as it didn’t send me to sleep.

Judging by the responses so far…the cultural vanguard of DiS is saying films are a dead medium.

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Been quite crap at going to the cinema so far this year but my faves-that-aren’t-moonlight (I saw it in 2016) are

Aquarius (already on Netflix, watch it dammit!)
Manchester by the Sea
Get Out
The Salesman
Christine
The Levelling
Lady Macbeth
Elle
Graduation
The Handmaiden
My Life as a Courgette

Lady Macbeth
Harmonium
The Red Turtle
The Handmaiden

My top three this year so far are

Raw
Moonlight
Lady Macbeth

Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Aquarius
Christine
The Handmaiden

FINALLY

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I do actually somewhat believe this

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American Honey came out in 2017 here so that
Uk release date will probs be planet of the apes

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Based on a UK release date it’s Moonlight by a mile followed by Manchester by the Sea

Have also really enjoyed:

Toni Erdmann
Edge of Seventeen
Jackie
I Am Not Your Negro
A Monster Calls
Free Fire
Lady Macbeth
My Life as a Courgette
Norman - The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Haven’t seen very many. Moonlight was the best by a country mile. Lego Batman was shite. Or at least vastly overrated. My disappointement with F8 of the Furious was offset by the unexpectedly joyous daftness of XXX: Return of Xander Cage.

Fave four:

Moonlight
Raw
Silence
Logan

Top Five (pretty much in order)

Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Lady Macbeth
Logan
Get Out

Can only assume that hardly anyone saw Raw as it should be on everyone’s list.

I saw it, didn’t make the cut for me