Top 10 Movies of 2017

2017 is complete, so here comes another of my top tens of the year!

Overall, I found 2017 to be a weak year for film. I liked a lot of what I saw, but I didn’t love much, and I doubt any will be on my top 10 of the decade. That being said, there were still lots of enjoyable films, and the ones below are my favorites (note that I have yet to see Downsizing, Hostiles, All The Money In The World, and probably some others that I don’t know about yet):

10. Get Out

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I loved the humor and social commentary in this film. I love that it was about something, and I really enjoyed the acting and character development as well. Especially the girl: “You were one of my favorites”, sounds like something I’d put in one of my films. The only thing I didn’t love about this film is that it is a giant rip-off of Stepford Wives, and doesn’t even acknowledge it: the film tried to present its premise as a mystery but anyone who had seen Stepford Wives knew exactly what was going on. Granted, not many people have seen that film, but I have, and it was really distracting. Hence the film is not higher on this list.

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2016 Oscar Predictions: Part Two

My 2016 Oscar predictions, continuing from part one, onto the technical categories!

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2016 Oscar Predictions

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Again, I have big shoes to fill. Last year, I predicted all of the big six and 14 out of 21 overall (not as good as two years ago but still pretty good). This year the frontrunners are not as clear so this’ll be harder, but here goes!

Best Picture

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

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Top 10 On Crack

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I’m not a huge fan of lists and don’t do many on this site, but the other night I had an urge to do some and then I went crazy! All the top tens I could think of, some serious, some fun, all conveniently placed in this post for your reading pleasure. There’s a lot here, so browse around and learn about my tastes, or have even more fun and read them all!

A note before we begin: all my entries are in chronological order, although I did star the #1 entries. The rest in each category, numbers two through ten, are equal (there are too many nuances, not to mention my own changing tastes, to rank them).

Lastly, I obviously am only including movies I’ve seen. So if you’re upset about a film that is missing, I might not have seen it (recommend it to me in the comments!). These lists are current as of November 30th, 2015.

And now, without further ado: My Top 10:

FILMS

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The Tragic Show Podcast

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I did a podcast! We discussed the highest grossing Hollywood movies of each decade, and through them Hollywood film history as a whole. Check it out! It was tons of fun!

http://www.thetragicshow.com/35815/244096-filmmaker-s-roundtable-box-office-brawl

2015 Oscar Predictions

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I have big shoes to fill. Last year, I correctly predicted all of the big six and 17 out of 21 overall. This year there are much fewer clear cut favorites, which makes the predictions much harder. Still, I’m aiming to do even better than last year. Here goes!

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Most Anticipated Films of 2015, Part Two: Summer

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Continuing my Most Anticipated Movies of 2015, here’s the summer releases:

MAY

Must Sees: Tomorrowland – Brad Bird is the best. I’ll see anything he makes.

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