Best Films of 2017
10. Lady Bird
Lady Bird is the semi-autobiographical directorial debut from Greta Gerwig, and, my oh my, was it amazing. She paints the portrait of a teenager growing up in a middle-class family, who can’t wait to leave her hometown for greener pastures, so realistically that everyone will relate one way or another to the protagonist. Saoirse Ronan shines in her role, and the chemistry that she shares with Laurie Metcalf was exquisite.
9. I, Tonya
Biopics are a dime a dozen in the current Hollywood landscape. So, a biopic needs to do something special to stand out from the crowd; I, Tonya does exactly that by structuring the story of the controversial figure skater as multiple clashing accounts. This “unreliable narrartor” (or narrators) trope helped to establish a certain sense of believability and also unbelievability for the wild events depicted in the film. Margot Robbie gives the best performance of her career so far, and her performance rides the line between darkly comedic to emotionally serious.
With the exception of Inside Out, Pixar has been kind of on autopilot in the 2010’s. Year after year, they released either mediocre or mildly decent films, a far cry from their high-quality films during most of the 2000’s and late 90’s. So, I was excited when they finally made a film that’s up to the Pixar standard. Coco has everything you want in a Pixar film: resonating, mature themes, highly emotional moments, great characters, an effective score and fantastic animation. While there are certainly much better Pixar films than this, Coco is still a magnificent achievement in terms of honoring the culture it’s depicting and providing a well-told story.
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honestly I don’t get why people are spoiling it it’s so so ungrateful?! People who got to go to the premier should see it as a privilege and not be a dick?? Also I haven’t seen any spoilers yet (I think, because I think the one I saw was fake) but you know