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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.

 

20. T2:Trainspotting


This is a highly rewarding experience for those who are familiar with and those who fancy the original Trainspotting. 

19. Wonder Woman


The movie succeeds by being a feminist film but not cramming it down our throats.  Women are empowered by this film, but it’s egalitarian to the sexes, not a battle of them.

18. The Disaster Artist


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

17. Colossal


I know Anne Hathaway’s has gotten the scorn of many movie goers, but the kid can act and it’s nice to see those talents put to the test.

16. War Machine


“War Machine” snuck up on me making for an oddly enjoyable film.

15. Ghost Story


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.

14. Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention to Tony Clifton


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

13. John Wick: Chapter 2


What grabs ahold of you here is the excellent world building...

12. Dunkirk


I’m glad I saw Dunkirk, it really is worth a watch, but a little too much British stiff upper lip shown by Nolan makes this not essential viewing.

11. Girls Trip


All hail the coming of Tiffany Haddish.

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