Thursday, December 21, 2017

The 10 Best Movies of 2017

Saoirse Ronan stars in Lady Bird

Not a great year, but a pretty good one. Here's what I liked (best) in 2017.

1. Lady Bird - Touching coming-of-age story, with an award-worthy performance by Laurie Metcalf.

2. Get Out - Sly satire of black/white relations.

3. Phantom Thread - 1950s fashion designer Daniel Day-Lewis discovers his strangest desire.

4. I, Tonya - Margot Robbie knocked my socks off as Tonya Harding.

5. The Post - Meryl Streep (as Katherine Graham) risks her fortune, testing the First Amendment.

6. Darkest Hour - Gary Oldman is award-worthy as Winston Churchill, inspiring England to fight in WWII.

7. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri - Frances McDormand avenges her daughter.

8. The Lost City of Z - Thrilling adventure/mystery in the Amazon.

9. The Big Sick - Family dynamics and the power of romance.

10. Wonder Woman - Superhero delight, thanks to charismatic Gal Gadot.

Honorable Mention: Call Me by Your Name, Columbus, Mudbound, Stronger, Thank You for Your Service and Wind River