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Best Movies of 2017
« on: December 19, 2017, 11:27:32 AM »
There comes a time in the year when sparrows fly south, bears begin their hibernation and critics release their end of the year Top 10 lists. It is a mysterious phenomenon that has been occurring since the dawn of time according to the invisible laws of nature and of the physical world, phases of the moon and so forth. The Filmspotter, wise as he is, looks to nature for guidance in his life, and from it draws inspiration for his behaviour, reproducing many natural occurrences in ritualised fashion. So it is with top tens and lists and such.

And lo, the time of year dawns upon us, the solstice looms and endings beckon. The industry frets and shivers, releasing the last blockbusters of the year, counting the dollars, submitting, in anxious fervour, their candidates to the Academy. The Filmspotter watches and observes, in silence, unknown and anonymous. And he judges. Always, he judges.

Has the year ended yet? Not quite. Are we all caught up in our watching? Hell no. Is it going to stop us saying the things we like are better than the things we didn't watch? Has it ever?
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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2017, 11:34:06 AM »

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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2017, 11:36:09 AM »
My #1 movie of 2017

It had been a while.

*insert obligatory comment about how it's way too early for a top 10*

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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2017, 01:43:13 PM »
I usually post a list January 1st.

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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2017, 10:20:15 PM »
1. Guardians of the Galaxy 2
2. It

The rest of my list will have to wait until I see 8 other good movies from 2017.

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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 04:15:41 AM »
When did smirnoff become so grumpy?
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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2017, 05:04:58 AM »
Not that many months ago, I was complaining about the paucity of good movies this year, especially in the early months of the year and some periods during the summer. Now I am having trouble ordering my Top 10 list because of an excess of worthy candidates. I don't want to strike Mrs. Macbeth off. Send help.
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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2017, 08:32:43 AM »
Top 5 right meow...

1. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig)
2. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)
3. The Post (Steven Spielberg)
4. The Florida Project (Sean Baker)
5. Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)

The Work, Get Out, The Last Jedi, BPM (Beats per Minute) and Baby Driver are my next five.
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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2017, 08:50:20 AM »
I like how four of those have not been released here yet.

*sobs violently*

(You're allowed to do a Top 10 you guys. Or even a Top 20, go crazy.)
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Re: Best Movies of 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 12:16:51 PM »
Snapshot. That's the lowest number of top-rated (>=8/10) films at the end of the year I had in a while. No. 4 and 5 are pretty arbitrary as those and the next five or so could probably be shuffled around on a rewatch.

Top 5
------- 10/10 -------
    1) Der traumhafte Weg  (AKA The Dreamed Path, Angela Schanelec)  Germany
------- 8/10 -------
    2) Koca Dünya  (AKA Big Big World, Reha Erdem)  Turkey
    3) Lady Macbeth  (William Oldroyd)  UK
------- 7/10 -------
    4) Le fils de Joseph  (AKA Son of Joseph, Eugčne Green)  France/Belgium
    5) Ostatnia rodzina  (AKA The Last Family, Jan P. Matuszynski)  Poland

Top 5 IMDb year = 2017
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------- 7/10 -------
    7) Teströl és lélekröl  (AKA On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi)  Hungary
    8) Jeannette  (Bruno Dumont)  France
    9) Song to Song  (Terrence Malick)
   13) On the Beach at Night Alone  (Hong Sang-soo)  South Korea
   15) Thelma  (Joachim Trier)  Norway/...

Top 5 Filmspots-eligible (* = TYSF 2016)
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------- 10/10 -------
    1) Der traumhafte Weg  (AKA The Dreamed Path, Angela Schanelec)  Germany
------- 8/10 -------
*   4) Cloro  (Lamberto Sanfelice)  Italy
*   5) John From  (Joăo Nicolau)  Portugal/France
    2) Koca Dünya  (AKA Big Big World, Reha Erdem)  Turkey
*   9) February  (AKA The Blackcoat's Daughter, Oz Perkins)  US/Canada

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