BEST OF 2017

After the first “top ten”, the list is in alphabetical order.

The Shape of Water -  (Guillermo del Toro).   A mute woman’s friendship with a creature from the Amazon.

Get Out
 -  (Jordan Peele).   A thriller that addresses racial sensitivities.

Call Me By Your Name
 - Italy  (Luca Guadagnino).  A teenager’s friendship with a family visitor.

Lady Bird
 - (Greta Gerwig).  A comedy with insights about mother-daughter relationships.

 Ireland, Canada (Aisling Walsh).   Bio-pic about an unlikely American artist.

 -  (Bong Joon Ho).  A genetic research company lends out to caretakers, then recalls experimental animals.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
 - (Martin McDonagh).  The mother of a murdered child seeks justice.

Wonder Woman
 - (Patty Jenkins).  WW seems to vanquish the God of War, Ares.

 - (Scott Cooper).  19th Century American soldiers cope with changing attitudes toward native Indians.

Baby Driver(Edgar Wright).  Crime thriller with wit and high entertainment.

Blade Runner 2049
  UK (Denis Villeneuve).  A continuation of the earlier Blade Runner movies.

The Breadwinner
  Ireland (Nora Twomey).  Animation about an Afghan girl who must support her family.

City of Ghosts –
(Matthew Heineman).  Documentary about journalists in Raqqa Syria resisting ISIS.
First They Killed My Father  Cambodia (Angelina Jolie).  Memories of a young girl who survived war in Cambodia.

The Florida Project
 - (Sean Baker).  Plight of poor children living near Disney World.

I, Tonya
 - (Craig Gillespie).  Docudrama about the ice skating scandal in the 1990’s involving Tonya Harding.
Kedi – Turkey (Ceyda Torun).  Documentary about the significance of cats in Istanbul.

Loving Vincent
  Poland, UK (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Weichman).   History of Van Gogh animated in his artistic style.

Molly’s Game
 - (Aaron Sorkin).  A woman turns to hosting poker games after an injury interrupts her skiing career.
Phantom Thread(Paul Thomas Anderson).  A British couture designer falls for his muse.
Wind River – (Taylor Sheridan).  Thriller about solving a murder on an Indian reservation.

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