2017 is rushing to its end, the award season has already started and it is high time to decide ourselves for the highlights of the year. These are not the best films of the year; more like most important ones. Ones that might change something in the film industry and give us something fresh and surprising.
2) Wonder Woman
3) Blade Runner 2049
4) Spider-Man: Homecoming
5) Get Out
Storywise it wasn’t anything shocking, however, it did change the perception. In the reign of the racist US president, there’s a huge message behind this film. And it’s a nice comedy/horror for a Sunday afternoon.
6) Baby Driver
The soundtrack here is a masterpiece. This film was made for its music. Classic heist film with a great performance of Ansel Elgort. This guy has the potential, I hope he’ll invest in it. And the role of the dishonoured Kevin Spacey (still loving the guy’s acting, bring it on). Much recommended.
I do not watch horrors. Period. Old ones are creepy and new ones are lame. Or maybe they’re not, I wouldn’t know. But in the case of King’s adaptations, I shall always make an exception. Especially when Pennywise is so brilliant. I love that there are no actual jump scares. If you haven’t seen it yet – what are you waiting for?!
8) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
This is a must watch for one big reason: a major change in Star Wars franchise. Disney wants to create the “new” galaxy far far away for both old and younger audience. But pleasuring everyone is never a good story. So die-hard fans are pissed about this and for me as a mediocre fan – I can’t help that I enjoyed it! So yeah, it’s a great Star Wars in my opinion. Not without its mistakes, its boredom and pointless characters, but it is a good film.
Do NOT watch it if you can’t handle some drastic scenes. I’m serious. Even though everything was predictable… My heart was shattered after this one. It is a beautiful story, showing the might-be future for all of us. It should be seen for the sake of new generations and awareness of the situation of the world. Very moving and touching story given by Netflix. Plus great performances by Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllenhaal, supported by incredible Seo-hyun Ahn.
10) Loving Vincent
A story about Vincent but not exactly his story. Created with hands of over 100 artists, mostly from Poland, to imitate Van Gogh’s style, the film is more of art than plot. I am proud of CeTa for this one and it is very close to my heart. With only a little knowledge about the artist, you get a beautiful picture about his life and his surroundings; understanding the faces behind his paintings. I hope it gets some awards because it sure earned it.
Honorary Place: Killing of a Sacred Deer
This one… Made a huge impression on me and I can’t forget about it. A new film by Greek director is a play of emotions and tension. I don’t really know what to say not to spoil it. Just know it’s a film that left me speechless and it will stay with me for a long time.