Putting together a top 10 list for 2017 has proven harder than any other year that I’ve been doing these lists. Filmgoers and genre fans were absolutely inundated with great movies this year. The Dramedy had a strong showing this year, horror across budgets big and small hit hard with scares and thought provoking themes, Superhero movies continued to show us something new, action movies brought the exciting thrills, dramas brought history and emotion to wrecnhing life and Sci-Fi continued to be the go-to genre for a combination of thrills and new ideas.
Being that it’s Halloween, I decided to finally tackle this franchise from beginning to end this year, and I’m ready to share which ones are worth your time and which ones should find themselves at the bloody end of Jason’s machete. The things that I do for my loyal readers.
One guy who is seemingly incapable of making a bad film and is one of our only sources of original, big idea, big budget filmmaking is Christopher Nolan. The guy has officially been in the game for 20 years now, and with the release of his tenth film and his latest epic Dunkirk, I thought it would be fun to go through his canon of films and rank his films from great to masterpiece. Strap on in, because much like most of his films, we’re going out of chronological order for this one.
As of this writing, we’re on the very cusp of the very first orange-twinged, twitter twit to take the office of the most powerful nation on earth. Of course, I’m talking about everyone’s favorite thin-skinned, failed business man, Donald Trump. Somehow, in between avoiding paying federal taxes and berating celebrities on reality television, American voters[…]
2016 was a rough year all around, but we don’t need to reiterate all the terrible things that happened throughout the year here. I’m here to disprove a notion that 2016 was a bad year for movies. I was under the same impression before I started compiling this list, and I have to say, it was really tough to narrow these choices down to ten. Sure, there may or may not have been that true, year-defining classic that will be talked about 20 years down the line the same way we look at a Pulp Fiction, a Saving Private Ryan, or even a Mad Max: Fury Road, but what we did get was a great level of consistently great movies throughout the entire year. Well, except for the summer blockbuster season. Most of those were pretty terrible.
It may not be Kramer vs Kramer, but at least it’s not Freddy vs Jason either. A decent time at the movies if you can ignore the flaws.
Go see this movie! It is the small, bare bones psychological thriller that emphasizes mood and claustrophobia over big budget special effects and empty headed action set pieces, and it’s all the richer for it.
This isn’t your Daddy’s Marvel movie. Deadpool is rude, crude, gruesome, sexually explicit, and has some of the most creative foul language I’ve heard since Kevin Smith’s Clerks. But is it any good? The answer is mostly yes. With many bullets.