Sunday, February 4, 2018

My Favorite Films of 2017

To think my last post on this blog was My Favorite 2016 Films, more than a year ago. In 2017, I did have a few posts drafted, but I've learned that I am the type of person that won't publish something unless I am proud of it. I have been editing a specific essay for a while now, I will talk about that a bit later in this post, so another post will be coming up soon. Please enjoy and let me know your thoughts/your favorite films of last year. This post is spoiler free!

Get Out (Dir. Jordan Peele)

I used to be a huge horror fan, so it was refreshing to see a horror movie this markable since Insidious. Okay, Get Out is definitely more of a psychological thriller, but I consider it a horror film. Anyway, what I admire about this film is that basically everything said or done has meaning to it. It is a complex story that requires you to pay close attention to its details, also involving many plot twists. Daniel Kaluuya's performance is astonishing and it's actually a pretty emotional film. To be honest, I am a bit surprised that a horror/thriller film has been nominated for so many awards this season, but Get Out is very worthy of them so I'm glad that it's getting the love that it deserves. 

Atomic Blonde (Dir. David Leitch)

Indeed it is a very stylish film with a fun soundtrack, but my favorite part is that most of the fighting scenes are so much more realistic than in most action movies. There is one scene in particular where Charlize Theron's character, Lorraine, is fighting off men in a stairway and eventually inside an apartment. In this scene, all of the characters get tired out, you can see that they are struggling to fight and it is harder for them to maneuver. There are so many times when I have see other action movies and wonder how the fuck are these characters able to fight as if it is no big deal and walk away not injured or exhausted. In my upcoming post, I wrote about female action heroes. I was about to publish it, but then I remembered that Red Sparrow is coming out in March, so if I am able to write about the film, it will be added to my essay. Expect me to talk about this film a bit further in my upcoming post. 

Call Me By Your Name (Dir. Luca Guadagnino)

My absolute favorite of last year. I actually did not plan on seeing this because I don't like romance films, but with all of the good reviews I decided to take a chance. There is a good reason why everyone, including myself, is obsessed with Timothée Chalamet, I don't think I can think of a better performance from another actor. His character goes through many emotions in the film, especially the last scene, and my weird observation about Timothée's performance was how he also used his body to portray emotions. For example, how his character Elio would playfully wrestle Oliver, Armie Hammer, and that Elio thought he wasn't very confident, but was aggressive (not in a harmful way) when he would kiss Oliver. Besides the performances, everything else was perfect: the music, cinematography, wardrobe, and the story. I truly wasn't expecting this film to be so beautiful and if you haven't seen this yet, you might be pleasantly surprised as well.

Honorable Mentions:
The Florida Project
I, Tonya
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri 

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  1. I still have yet to see Atomic Blonde, but I had Get Out on my list too. I liked CMBYN and all your honorable mentions too.

    1. Hey Brittani, glad to hear you like the films as well! I highly suggest Atomic Blonde especially if you're into action movies