And that’s it. Another year in the rear view mirror and another reason to take a look back at the BEST, WORST and, well, others of 2017.
So here it is: my pick of the BEST films of 2017.
Film of The Year: Baby Driver
In Brief: Yup the Spacey factor makes this awkward for sure BUT the fact that it still remains as many favourite film of the year DESPITE of that should tell you just how good Baby Driver is. Edgar Wright delivers a fanatic, charming, 90’s style film that mixes True Romance, Bullet and many other great films to make what will probably be a modern classic. Oh and THAT soundtrack. Superb.
2. T2 Trainspotting
In Brief: : Silly title yes. Silly film? No. Few films are ever made about what it’s like to be middle aged, by T2 Trainspotting nails it. It’s not perfect but it hit where it counted.
3. Paddington 2
In Brief: Who saw this coming? Well anyone who actually watched Paddington 2 obviously. Charming, fun and silly Paddington has more heart than it can share. It’s just brilliant.
In Brief: This French horror film is a tough watch and will turn some people off for sure. But I found it captivating, brutal and, er, raw.
5. Star Wars The Last Jedi
In Brief: It’s a really good Star Wars film and an excellent blockbuster, up there with the year best. Full of massive highs and a few lows, The Last Jedi mostly lives up to expectation.
6. OJ: Made In America – Fascinating documentary
7. Blade Runner 2049 – One of the best SCi-Fi films in many years
8. La La Land – Charming, funny and heart breaking all at once.
9. IT (2017) – One of the best horror films for many a year.
10. Thor: Ragnarok – Marvel go three for three and Thor whilst not the obvious choice was the one, on reflection, I enjoyed most.
Bubbling Under: Shot Caller, Dunkirk , Spider-Man Homecoming ,Logan ,Prevenge, Logan Lucky , Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 ,Counterpunch, Jawbone , Silence, Hidden Figures