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Thread started 01/22/18 6:58pm

Shawy89

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best 10 films of 2017?

hope I'm not late, and also I want all you moviegoers to share your lists if you have any smile wink , thankfully I've been able to watch a lot of movies this year as opposed to 2015 and 2016 which were tragic years for film in general. neutral

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (UK)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Misouri (USA/UK)

The Square (Sweden)

The Other Side of Hope (Finland)

Good Time (USA)

Loveless (Russia)

Manifesto (Germany)

Thelma (Norway)
Phantom Thread (USA)

Call Me By Your Name (Italy/France)

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Reply #1 posted 01/23/18 1:09am

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I don't have a top 10 because I find it very hard to compile these kinds of lists and my opinions can differ from one day to the next but my top 3 is pretty set in stone.


1. Blade Runner 2049
2. Star Wars Episode 9
3. The Florida Project


A few movies which would probably complete my top 10 are:

Coco
Thor Ragnarok
Spider-Man Homecoming
Wonder Woman
Three Billboards
The Shape of Water
Logan
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Reply #2 posted 01/23/18 6:36am

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i still have to catch up with a good number of 2017 releases, including quite a few on the op's list. the square is finally playing here and i'm hopefully catching it this weekend, but loveless, thelma & call me by your name haven't made there way to a local screen. i also missed faces places, bpm, quite a few others - so lots of holes still to be filled.

i don't really have any great opinion on how last year measured up against prior ones, but i definitely found a lot to watch & enjoy. i'm actually posting a top 13, as they were the movies that i rated the highest, felt were a significant cut above everything else i saw, & either watched multiple times or am looking forward to revisiting.

the top 8 are all more or less co-number 1s - i wouldn't say i really rated one of them hotly over another...thought they were all truly great.

1) florida project
2) a ghost story
3) rat film
4) the red turtle
5) world of tomorrow episode two: the burden of other people's thoughts
6) my life as a courgette
7) raw
8) shape of water
9) nocturama
10) columbus
11) dawson city: frozen time
12) dunkirk
13) good time

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Reply #3 posted 01/23/18 7:30am

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Oscars didn't have the guts to nominate Raw. That is one outstanding, albeit sick film.

Great sick. A new catagory.

The scene with the trees. omg. Beautiful--but sick. lol

1.Get Out

2.I am Not Your Negro

3.Phantom Thread--wow

4.The Post

5.Ebbing

6.Raw--eat that Oscars.

7.Baby Driver-did people forget?

8.Blade Runner

9.Havent seen all of them yet.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 01/23/18 9:29am

namepeace

2freaky4church1 said:

Oscars didn't have the guts to nominate Raw. That is one outstanding, albeit sick film.

Great sick. A new catagory.

The scene with the trees. omg. Beautiful--but sick. lol

1.Get Out

2.I am Not Your Negro

3.Phantom Thread--wow

4.The Post

5.Ebbing

6.Raw--eat that Oscars.

7.Baby Driver-did people forget?

8.Blade Runner

9.Havent seen all of them yet.


Do want to see all of these.

I'd say my favorite films are Shape of Water and Get Out. Billboards and Lady Bird were good. On the comic book front, Wonder Woman and Logan were really good as well. I laughed more at Guardians of the Galaxy 2 than I did at any other movie this year.


And yes, I really liked The Last Jedi.

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Reply #5 posted 01/23/18 9:49am

sexton

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Shawy89 said:

hope I'm not late, and also I want all you moviegoers to share your lists if you have any smile wink ,


We kind of started this topic on this thread a few weeks ago: http://prince.org/msg/100/450635

Here's my updated top ten from that thread. There are still many 2017 releases to be seen though.

1. I Am Not Your Negro

2. Dunkirk

3. The Florida Project

4. The Shape of Water

5. The Lure

6. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
7. The Salesman

8. Blade Runner 2049

9. Call Me By Your Name
10. Darkest Hour

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Reply #6 posted 01/23/18 3:10pm

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Get Out!

Followed by...

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Reply #7 posted 01/23/18 3:12pm

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Baby Driver was damn good also.

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Reply #8 posted 01/24/18 6:02pm

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EmmaMcG said:

I don't have a top 10 because I find it very hard to compile these kinds of lists and my opinions can differ from one day to the next but my top 3 is pretty set in stone. 1. Blade Runner 2049 2. Star Wars Episode 9 3. The Florida Project A few movies which would probably complete my top 10 are: Coco Thor Ragnarok Spider-Man Homecoming Wonder Woman Three Billboards The Shape of Water Logan

Coco? what's so great abot that overrated pile of shit, I mean besides the beautiful visuals, there is not much more to it.

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Reply #9 posted 01/24/18 6:48pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Oscars didn't have the guts to nominate Raw. That is one outstanding, albeit sick film.

Great sick. A new catagory.

The scene with the trees. omg. Beautiful--but sick. lol

1.Get Out

2.I am Not Your Negro

3.Phantom Thread--wow

4.The Post

5.Ebbing

6.Raw--eat that Oscars.

7.Baby Driver-did people forget?

8.Blade Runner

9.Havent seen all of them yet.

Remind me this scene please. I don't think it deserves a nomination for Best Picture. Is a good film, but not for being nominated.

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Reply #10 posted 01/24/18 9:29pm

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purplepolitician said:

Baby Driver was damn good also.

My fav film of 2017 nod and the soundtrack is amazing music

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #11 posted 01/25/18 3:52am

JorisE73

2freaky4church1 said:

Oscars didn't have the guts to nominate Raw. That is one outstanding, albeit sick film.

Great sick. A new catagory.

The scene with the trees. omg. Beautiful--but sick. lol

1.Get Out

2.I am Not Your Negro

3.Phantom Thread--wow

4.The Post

5.Ebbing

6.Raw--eat that Oscars.

7.Baby Driver-did people forget?

8.Blade Runner

9.Havent seen all of them yet.


I saw Raw (Grave) last night and wasn't that impresed with it. I guess it was overhyped to me because I expected an amazing movie. I found it was just like watching annoying or obnoxious people (or millenials) do things and the only person that came off as likeable was her roommate.
Even though it's a short movie by today's standards (99 minutes) I kept watchig the clock.

My best 10 films are in no order:

1. Dunkirk

2. The Last Jedi

3. Baby Driver

4. Get Out

5. Wonder Woman

6. Call Me By Your Name

7. Blade Runner 2049

8. War For The Planet Of The Apes

9. Okja

10. It

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Reply #12 posted 01/25/18 8:05am

namepeace

I actually really liked A Ghost Story as well.

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Reply #13 posted 01/25/18 8:38am

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i was really enjoying 'blade runner 2049' until harrison ford made his first appearance. he pulled me right out of the movie, ruining the whole tone. then i got to thinking about sequels, and the audacity of writing a sequel to someone else's renowned work...and ended up finding the whole thing rather distasteful.

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Reply #14 posted 01/25/18 9:47am

EmmaMcG

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peedub said:

i was really enjoying 'blade runner 2049' until harrison ford made his first appearance. he pulled me right out of the movie, ruining the whole tone. then i got to thinking about sequels, and the audacity of writing a sequel to someone else's renowned work...and ended up finding the whole thing rather distasteful.



Hampton Fancher wrote both movies
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Reply #15 posted 01/25/18 10:02am

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EmmaMcG said:

peedub said:

i was really enjoying 'blade runner 2049' until harrison ford made his first appearance. he pulled me right out of the movie, ruining the whole tone. then i got to thinking about sequels, and the audacity of writing a sequel to someone else's renowned work...and ended up finding the whole thing rather distasteful.

Hampton Fancher wrote both movies



no, i know that...he didn't write the novel that was the source of his original screen adaptation. philip k. dick was done with the story when he had it published. it had a beginning, middle and end. it should have been left well enough alone.

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Reply #16 posted 01/25/18 10:47am

EmmaMcG

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peedub said:



EmmaMcG said:


peedub said:

i was really enjoying 'blade runner 2049' until harrison ford made his first appearance. he pulled me right out of the movie, ruining the whole tone. then i got to thinking about sequels, and the audacity of writing a sequel to someone else's renowned work...and ended up finding the whole thing rather distasteful.



Hampton Fancher wrote both movies



no, i know that...he didn't write the novel that was the source of his original screen adaptation. philip k. dick was done with the story when he had it published. it had a beginning, middle and end. it should have been left well enough alone.



The novel is very different to the movie though. Had they abided by the "don't mess with another person's work" rule, we never would have gotten the first Blade Runner movie. And that movie is a classic. In fact, quite a few classic movies would never have been made including Psycho, The Shining and the Al Pacino version of Scarface.

I agree with the sentiment that some stories don't need to be retold, the recent Ghostbusters movie is proof of that, but sometimes a movie or book will come out that has a great idea behind it but the execution doesn't match. In those circumstances, a remake or alternate take can work out.
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Reply #17 posted 01/25/18 11:22am

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EmmaMcG said:

peedub said:



no, i know that...he didn't write the novel that was the source of his original screen adaptation. philip k. dick was done with the story when he had it published. it had a beginning, middle and end. it should have been left well enough alone.

The novel is very different to the movie though. Had they abided by the "don't mess with another person's work" rule, we never would have gotten the first Blade Runner movie. And that movie is a classic. In fact, quite a few classic movies would never have been made including Psycho, The Shining and the Al Pacino version of Scarface. I agree with the sentiment that some stories don't need to be retold, the recent Ghostbusters movie is proof of that, but sometimes a movie or book will come out that has a great idea behind it but the execution doesn't match. In those circumstances, a remake or alternate take can work out.



right...i don't so much have a problem with adaptation, especially when the original creator grants consent (as pkd did for 'blade runner'). but to continue and capitalize on another creator's endeavor without their knowledge or consent just seems a little greasy to me. of course i'm not aware of whether or not dick signed over his rights, or if it was left open ended or what. but i would think he would not have wanted his story continued without his input...i wonder if his estate benefitted from '2049'...

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Goddess4Real said:

purplepolitician said:

Baby Driver was damn good also.

My fav film of 2017 nod and the soundtrack is amazing music

The ending made my mama cry at the movies when we saw it. Got me misty the second time I saw it. Dope flick!

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Reply #19 posted 01/25/18 1:47pm

EmmaMcG

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peedub said:



EmmaMcG said:


peedub said:




no, i know that...he didn't write the novel that was the source of his original screen adaptation. philip k. dick was done with the story when he had it published. it had a beginning, middle and end. it should have been left well enough alone.



The novel is very different to the movie though. Had they abided by the "don't mess with another person's work" rule, we never would have gotten the first Blade Runner movie. And that movie is a classic. In fact, quite a few classic movies would never have been made including Psycho, The Shining and the Al Pacino version of Scarface. I agree with the sentiment that some stories don't need to be retold, the recent Ghostbusters movie is proof of that, but sometimes a movie or book will come out that has a great idea behind it but the execution doesn't match. In those circumstances, a remake or alternate take can work out.



right...i don't so much have a problem with adaptation, especially when the original creator grants consent (as pkd did for 'blade runner'). but to continue and capitalize on another creator's endeavor without their knowledge or consent just seems a little greasy to me. of course i'm not aware of whether or not dick signed over his rights, or if it was left open ended or what. but i would think he would not have wanted his story continued without his input...i wonder if his estate benefitted from '2049'...

[Edited 1/25/18 11:23am]



That's an interesting point. I'm sure it's either one or the other. Either he signed over the rights to Ridley Scott or whoever or his estate would have benefitted from 2049.
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Reply #20 posted 01/25/18 4:18pm

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I have a bunch still to see, but these are my favs (that were releases in my city in 2017)


1. The Shape of Water
2. Blade Runner 2049
3. Ladybird
4. Toni Erdmann
5. Raw
6. Lady Macbeth
7. Get Out
8. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
9. mother!
10. It Comes at Night

Mostly fantasies and creepers. smile

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Reply #21 posted 01/26/18 1:58pm

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I have a bunch still to see, but these are my favs (that were releases in my city in 2017)


1. The Shape of Water
2. Blade Runner 2049
3. Ladybird
4. Toni Erdmann
5. Raw
6. Lady Macbeth
7. Get Out
8. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
9. mother!
10. It Comes at Night

Mostly fantasies and creepers. smile

[Edited 1/25/18 16:20pm]

I didn't get It Comes At Night.

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Reply #22 posted 01/26/18 6:03pm

damosuzuki

thekidsgirl said:

I have a bunch still to see, but these are my favs (that were releases in my city in 2017)


1. The Shape of Water
2. Blade Runner 2049
3. Ladybird
4. Toni Erdmann
5. Raw
6. Lady Macbeth
7. Get Out
8. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
9. mother!
10. It Comes at Night

Mostly fantasies and creepers. smile

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i left toni erdmann & the salesman (on sexton's list) off because i thought they were both 2016 movies, but i'm pretty sure both were widely released in north america last year - certainly that's when i saw them. if i were to re-draft my list, both would definitely be in the mix, with the salesman near the top for sure.


and i just saw 'call me by your name,' and i think i would definitely have that slotted near the top as well, though i'd have to let it settle for a bit before i anchor myself to that position.

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Reply #23 posted 01/27/18 3:38am

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1. mother!
2. Dunkirk
3. Teströl és lélekröl
4. Loving Vincent
5. Scary Mother
6. A Ghost Story
7. The Square
8. Phantom Thread
9. Blade Runner 2049
10. The Death Of Stalin

It was another one of those bad year in movies, finding 10 good movies was fucking hard...

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Reply #24 posted 01/29/18 1:07am

JorisE73

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I actually really liked A Ghost Story as well.


I watched this yesterday and thought it was OK. The ending was cool.

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Reply #25 posted 01/29/18 9:01am

namepeace

JorisE73 said:

namepeace said:

I actually really liked A Ghost Story as well.


I watched this yesterday and thought it was OK. The ending was cool.


I enjoyed the theme of the movie -- we all have those ghosts in our houses.

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Reply #26 posted 01/29/18 9:02am

namepeace

Neversin said:

1. mother!
2. Dunkirk
3. Teströl és lélekröl
4. Loving Vincent
5. Scary Mother
6. A Ghost Story
7. The Square
8. Phantom Thread
9. Blade Runner 2049
10. The Death Of Stalin

It was another one of those bad year in movies, finding 10 good movies was fucking hard...

Neversin.


I liked it. Lesley Manville was the real star.

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Reply #27 posted 01/29/18 2:15pm

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JorisE73 said:


I watched this yesterday and thought it was OK. The ending was cool.


I enjoyed the theme of the movie -- we all have those ghosts in our houses.

No, I don't. I don't want any being with sheets on them watching me the all day, not if they weren't invited first.

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Reply #28 posted 01/30/18 12:50am

JorisE73

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namepeace said:


I enjoyed the theme of the movie -- we all have those ghosts in our houses.

No, I don't. I don't want any being with sheets on them watching me the all day, not if they weren't invited first.


I don't believe in ghosts. Just fun fantasy creatures for movuies and all.

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Reply #29 posted 01/30/18 6:02am

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Finally saw "The Shape Of Water"... This was a great flick!
This replaces "The Square" on my list...
Also caught "Grave" last night after all the hype surrounding it and it was boring and plain lame shit...
It seems, for the last decade, French cinema has been on a downslope and even bordering on desperation... So sad...

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