2017 comes to end and looking back this has been such a great year not only for film but for myself, in January after many years of consistently going to the movies my friends persuaded me to create my own blog and express my own thoughts on the movies I see, in a few weeks it will be a full year since I created Cinema Flavor I want to thank all of you who have read my blog and have shared it with others I can’t express how thankful I am to see how its grown I couldn’t do it without your help and hope see it progress in the future. If you have read my blog in the past or follow me on Twitter or Instagram you know I have a unwavering love for Star Wars so I want to make a list that didn’t biasly favor the “Last Jedi”. So this will be the list of the top ten movies of 2017 that weren’t that movie. Remember this is just my own list and doesn’t reflect anyone else’s thoughts or opinions.
Before I dive into my favorite’s list there were plenty of movies that I moved around and eventually got pushed off by other films this year. In no way were they bad it’s just something else came along and made a bigger impact on my cinematic experience, so this is my “honorable mentions” list.
3.War for the planet of the apes
5.Blade Runner 2049
Lego Batman has some sentimental value to me it was the first movie I reviewed when I started this blog. It also helps that it’s incredibly funny and it’s “million jokes per minute” style will make you want to watch it over and over again just on the sheer fact that you missed a lot jokes from laughing at all the ones Pryor to it.
- It comes at night
2017 was a great year for horror, the genre got a massive facelift with hits like “IT” and “Annabelle” even though “It comes at night” didn’t get the mass appeal evening get some sour reception from audiences, it did give a fresh take to the genre that out some chills down my spine.
- A Ghost Story
David Lowery’s Journey into love,life,and fear of loss left me in a trance way after the movie was over. From the subtitle 4X3 aspect Ratio its shot on, to the many of scenes that take a emotional toll on you. It’s like nothing i’ve ever seen before and cant wait to see what projects Lowery takes next.
Speaking of great directors the always brilliant Christopher Nolan delivers once again with this Hard Hitting drama about the battle of Dunkirk in England. The massive sound and scale is one of the few movies this year that deserves to be seen on a IMAX screen.
- The Big Sick
A comedy about a girl who gets sick and her boyfriend who has to choose between her and his parents who’s forbid him from dating outside his religion and culture(sounds familiar). Charming and even a little heartbreaking I knew this would be somewhere in my top ten at the end of the year.
Can we all give a round of applause to DC and Warner Brothers for finally let a creative director take reign of one your properties! Wonder Woman was overdue for a live action movie and Patty Jenkins delivers a timely entrance to the DCUE (fingers crossed they let Matt Reeves do the same thing)
Being a teen comes with a array of emotions especially when it’s your last year of high school the journey to adulthood almost starts abruptly, as is the case in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut “Lady Bird” bringing the most realistic view of a teenagers life to the silver screen since Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused.
- Get Out
Horror has never been done in this way injecting comedy and thriller into a movie that also has a social message that pertains to the times now, To have so much going on it never gets bogs down, keeping to its main identity that takes so many twists and turns that play out so well especially in the third act.
Edgar Wright’s passion project was the most stylish movie i’ve seen all this year incorporating music and color into a quirky fast paced heist movie. It was hard trying to convince myself that it was my number one for this year, but there was one other film that has taken that spot.
Every year it the number of movies about superheroes and their long drawn out “Cinematic Universes” come out leaving this endless cycle of buildup for Marvel and DC alike, that’s not the case for “Logan” Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart bring such emotional performances to this no holds barred R-rated movie that plays more like a western then a X-men movie. I badly want to see this movie get award recognition outside of the technical stuff.