2017 has been an historic and potentially game-changing year in the world of film. From Moonlight’s Oscar win, to Wonder Woman’s domination of the box office through to the fall of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, this has been a year which will hopefully mark the start of a change in how the film industry conducts itself and in the stories it tells. In terms of the quality of films released, it has also been one of the strongest years for film in quite some time. I usually struggle to put together a top ten because there aren’t ten films I liked enough to include on the list. This year I had the opposite problem, as I agonized over which films would make the cut. Films are always a snapshot of the time in which they are made, however oftentimes the defining films of any given year or era don’t reveal themselves until well after release. Only time will tell what films from 2017 remain in the public consciousness, and which are forgotten. Films that flop upon release are remembered later down the road, whilst films that were readily embraced are soon disposed of. With those caveats out of the way, here are my ten favourite films from this year…
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2016 was a tumultuous year, and one which reminded us of the importance of cinema. Not just for escapism, but also for reflecting and helping us understand the world around us. Whilst many blockbusters disappointed, debutant directors impressed, and cinematic excellence was found in the most unlikely of places. Whilst I could make a top ten list of films that I need to catch up with, below are the best films that I did see. Some films age better than others, and no doubt in a few years time I'd come up with a different top ten. However, these lists are always a good snapshot of the time, and an opportunity to highlight films people may have missed. Find out what made my list below, and contribute yours in the comments.
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