Tuesday
Jan022018

Mitch's Top 10 Films of 2017

 

This year was a pretty good year for films but this was also the year I had my first kid (yay!).  I saw 55 films in 2017, which is my least yet as a reviewer but with the kiddo (yay!) I stopped going to theaters from August to basically the very end of November.  I caught up as best I could, putting up 19 reviews December 13th- December 31st, and sure I have missed some essentials; "The Post", "The Shape of Water", not to mention my favorite director P.T.A.'s "Phantom Thread" but the year is over and it's time to move on to 2018.  

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Tuesday
Jan022018

Mitch's Top Films From 2017 (Ranked #20-11)

 

This year was a pretty good year for films but this was also the year I had my first kid (yay!).  I saw 55 films in 2017, which is my least yet as a reviewer but with the kiddo (yay!) I stopped going to theaters from August to basically the very end of November.  I caught up as best I could, putting up 19 reviews December 13th- December 31st, and sure I have missed some essentials; "The Post", "The Shape of Water", not to mention my favorite director P.T.A.'s "Phantom Thread" but the year is over and it's time to move on to 2018.  So with no further ado, here are my top films of 2017, starting with 20 ranked down to 11.

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Sunday
Dec312017

A Ghost Story- New Release

There is very little dialogue, and much contemplating of existence, “A Ghost Story” is greatly helped by Lowery’s editing and Daniel Hart’s composing.

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Sunday
Dec312017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri- New Release

McDonagh wrote the lead part in mind for Frances McDormand, and luckily for everyone he got his wish.

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Sunday
Dec312017

Good Time- New Release

..a pulse-pounding tour-de-force that embodies the kinetic spirit of one my favorite Martin Scorsese films, “After Hours”. 

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Sunday
Dec312017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi- New Release

To channel Yoda;  good enough, this time around it is..hmm.

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Wednesday
Dec272017

Mudbound- New Release

Dee Rees (HBO’s “Bessie”) adapts Hilary Jordan’s 2008 novel “Mudbound” to the screen with a painful beauty that resonates with a human’s good heart.

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Wednesday
Dec272017

Brawl in Cell Block 99- New Release

This one is a throwback.  A grindhouse film that’s deliciously violent, sporting for me what might just be Vince Vaughn’s best work to date. 

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Wednesday
Dec272017

The Lost City of Z- New Release

...pulled in too many directions without having a strong clear voice about any of them.
pulled in too many directions without having a strong clear voice about any of them.

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Wednesday
Dec272017

The Disaster Artist- New Release

“The Disaster Artist” is basically a buddy movie, wisely focusing on Wiseau and Greg Sestero’s (played by little brother Dave Franco) friendship.

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Wednesday
Dec272017

Wind River- New Release

“Sicario” and “Hell or High Water” are two films that are both on my in my Top 10 Films in each of their respective years, and “Wind River”, no doubt, making my 2017 list.  What do these films have in common? Taylor Sheridan.

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Wednesday
Dec272017

Wheelman- New Release

Most of the film takes place with Grillo in a car and on the phone, and Grillo knocks it out of the park.  That’s not an easy task, but he’s intense and reactive as an actor.

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Friday
Dec222017

Lady Bird- New Release

There's real heart and hurt shining through every scene.

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Friday
Dec222017

Logan Lucky- New Release

Breezy is a good way to describe this film, but I would say it’s even better described as cool glass of lemonade on a very hot day.

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Friday
Dec222017

Thor: Ragnarok- New Release

...a giant 80’s color wheel vomiting everywhere (a good thing) and balls to the wall action, this is one of the most pleasurable films of the year.

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Friday
Dec222017

Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton- New Release

This film lets me savor a former obsession of mine that I hope only gets finer with time.

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Thursday
Dec212017

The Meyerwitz Stories (New and Selected)- New Release

Baumbach’s dialogue is exhausting in all the good ways.  

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Thursday
Dec212017

Girls Trip- New Release

All hail the coming of Tiffany Haddish.

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Wednesday
Dec132017

Creep 2- New Release

Duplass has a blast with this character, and you can feel the script giving into Duplass’ improv which is very strong for the most part.

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Wednesday
Dec132017

It (2017)- New Release

...it’s the youthful actors who really take this film to a higher level.

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