Top 10 Best Movies of 2017

From Get Out to Logan, here are my top 10 movies of 2017

I have no idea if it’s the rising political tension in America or the controversies in Hollywood but 2017 has been a fantastic year for film. This year, we’ve seen a nice mixture of indie movies and big-budget extravaganzas. And not one over-shadowed the other. Previous years, there had been an over-emphasis on mainstream blockbusters such as superhero movies and audiences didn’t have a chance to see the smaller films. Not this year. Films like It Comes At Night, or Lady Bird would have never been released in my neck of the woods, and I’m glad they did.

A common theme in my list includes directorial debuts. From Jordan Peele to Greta Gerwig to Taylor Sheridan, these first-time directors are ones to watch for in the future. And as we continue our fight for diversity, movies have been quite diverse this year. The sleeper hit, Get Out, proved that film about race can be mega hits while female directors are starting to push through. With the push from the current American president and movements such as the #MeToo movement, 2017 has created some of the best movies of the century. Here are just 10 of my favorites.

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review: Matt Reeves Closes A Strong Trilogy With The Best Of The Franchise

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The Planet of the Apes franchise is the best modern blockbuster trilogy

We’re at a time in movie history where trilogies are not the goal that they once were. Sure, we have the new Star Wars, but now it’s mostly about creating a cinematic universe where each entry is different yet still fit within the larger picture. When you hear about movies like Scream 3 or The Last Jedi, you start to see why the switch from trilogies to universes happened. Almost all the third entries are the worst in a franchise. For War for the Planet of the Apes to go back to the roots of trilogies is risky. After two great movies, War is the best of the franchise proving that modern trilogies can be done right.

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