Best of 2017
The Shape of Water- a most unusual but surprising and poetic love story.
I, Tonya- Terrific true life tabloid tale told from various viewpoints featuring wonderful acting.
Project- Practically a
documentary on a segment of American life on the fringe with an adorable
leading lady. Florida
Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri- Wildly original with a tremendous cast.
Get Out- race relations in today’s
disguised as a horror film.
Hostiles- terrific western with great performances by Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike.
Patti Cake$- Indy hip-hop film with an unlikely star in the making.
Lady Bird- perfect coming of age film.
Roman J. Esq. – Denzel Washington as we’ve never seen him
Wonder Woman- D. C. comics finally gets it right and Gal Gadot is just terrific.
The Big Sick- girl in a coma produces big laughs. Who would have thought?
Baby Driver- a totally new way of syncing the soundtrack to the film raises the bar on this action crime film.
The Post- freedom of the press with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks
Worst of 2017
The Beguiled- This is art taken to new level of boredom.
Passengers- How can two exciting stars still sink a film?
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets- Horrible casting makes this almost unwatchable.
The Only Living Boy in
don’t even remember the plot. New York-
Wonder Wheel- Woody’s losing it. Kate Winslet does try to save it though.
Downsizing- Conned by the trailers, this “comedy” turns very serious with great ideas never realized.
The Comedian- just a sad, sad film.
Life- Alien rip-off
Justice League- Wonder Woman is the best thing about this “boy’s club” mess.