Wes's Best of 2017
This year has truly flown by, and I can't believe we are wrapping up another year of movies. After seeing over 200 films this year, it can often be a challenge looking back and compiling a best-of-list, and after much review, here's my best-of list (worst-of list will be in a separate blog post).
2017 was a decent year, and it was a struggle at the box-office (its lowest in 10 years), but there were still plenty of decent offerings. Looking forward to a fun 2018!
Drumroll please, my favorite movie for 2017 is:
Steven Spielberg's "The Post" starring Oscar-winners Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks is my favorite film of 2017. A relevant, pertinent and real-life look at government corruption surrounding The Pentagon Papers in the 1970's, it reminds of "All the President's Men" (it's essentially a prequel to those events) but could just as easily be applied to today's events. It's also expertly acted, with one of Streep's best performances in years (and that's saying something, given she's nominated for almost everything she does) as Washington Post owner Katharine Graham and a strong turn from Hanks as Post editor Ben Bradlee. I believe you'll hearing its name plenty this awards season.
The rest of my top 10 for the year (in no particular order):
The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist
The Shape of Water
Call Me by Your Name
Honorable Mention: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Logan, Wonder Woman, The Florida Project, Darkest Hour, Mudbound and Lady Bird.