Jackman and director James Mangold agreed that it was time for Wolverine's story to come to an end, and they got Fox to agree to let them end it on their terms. It introduced me also to a major talent in front of the camera. At the same time, they offered worthwhile messages, modeled , and left us oohing and aahing at their big-screen spectacle. It's a reductive assessment, but every year has at least one heartbreaking, soul-crushing awards-season shoo-in. All this, despite his acclaimed performances in films as varied as The Social Network, J. Boyfriends, best friends, cool kids, prom, heartbreak, and after-school drama class — Lady Bird checks every box. It's ok, I know it's not Metacritic's fault.
All also earned the , which means they offer an exceptional media experience to families. The world of Hollywood and off-Hollywood i. It came as a welcome relief, then, when Baby Driver became a solid hit for the beloved director. WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Movies of the Year! Representation in the ranks of the industry is crucial—not only for the practical impact of money, power, and prominence among those who have been wrongly, systematically, and intentionally denied it. Director Michael Showalter Hello, My Name is Doris also deserves praise for immaculately balancing the script's dramatic and comedic elements without letting one overwhelm the other. This is a stunning work of art. Star Wars is about boundless imagination and operatic grandeur, and The Last Jedi is rife with both childlike wonder and wizened maturity.
Whatever you want to call it, it isn't pedophilia. But as always, the story encourages viewers to look beyond the superficial and to be compassionate, curious, humble, and generous. The debut of a new filmmaker that makes you look hopefully into the future. Whatever your race or races you will be in his shoes, feeling what he's feeling. It also pays homage to the original trilogy in a beautiful and tasteful way. Wind River takes the genre up in the cold, snowy tundra of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. There are many years in which this would have topped my list.
And as always, Hans Zimmer delivers another excellent and powerful score that is one of the best I've heard in a film in quite sometime. The Shape of Water Fox Searchlight Lovely, weird, romantic, violent, sentimental—this is a film that only Guillermo Del Toro. While the latter film was met with critical derision and is currently faltering at the box office, Wonder Woman struck a chord with both critics and audiences, and cemented its place as one of 2017's best movies. Marvel nailed it once more, to be honest this is even better than Guardians of the Galaxy. Nevertheless, it's not a perfect movie.
Like fewer, I was also a big fan of his next picture,. It never feels overly derivative of Ocean's 11, partially due to its impressive cast: Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Katie Homes, Sebastian Stan, and Seth MacFarlane are just part of Soderbergh's massive ensemble. The sound effects and mix are possibly the best I've ever heard in a film! Director Taika Waititi was more than up to the task when he crafted Thor: Ragnarok, which is true to the essence of its lead character while balancing its epic scale with wacky comedy. They made the right decision to not repeat the formula of the first one and take the story to a new place. The Florida Project A24 An utter delight.
Jamie Foxx is menacing as a mentally unstable criminal, and Jon Hamm has yet to receive the praise he deserves as Buddy, whose character arc forms the emotional backbone of the film. James Franco directs and stars in The Disaster Artist, which chronicles the creation of The Room. I can't even begin to imagine how Pixar made a movie about life and death that is so colorful, so absorbing, so poignant, and so approachable for kids, and with so many layers upon layers upon layers of meaning and significance for adults. Fights in Logan are shockingly bloody, brutal, and emotionally cathartic. For a time, there was fear that the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy would skew too close to the framework of the original films. It's not as flashy as the performances that are clearly gunning for little gold statues, but it's a subtle and warm accomplishment that is sure to stand the test of time. While there were definitely some major duds like Transformers: The Last Knight, Justice League, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, the successes of 2017 definitely outnumbered the disappointments.
The film, directed brilliantly by , is a two plus hour comic book fan's wet dream as we see the version of Wolverine every fan has wanted to see for nearly two decades. Daniel Kaluuya plays a young man in an interracial relationship with a young woman, played by Allison Williams. It is vital not only for the change in institutional culture that will result but also for the expansion of opportunities for artists themselves who will broaden the art and change the paradigms of the cinema. It is no coincidence that Hollywood and its tributaries have rarely seemed as empty as they do now, the films rarely as hollow as the ones that have been on display recently. We use our own invented, special algorithms to generate lists of the best brands and give them our own Scores to rank them from 1st — 10th. As an actor he projects and provokes empathy.
While Netflix didn't develop Mudbound from the ground up like some of their other movies, this festival acquisition is more than just a solid addition to the Netflix library. While Logan may not be a perfect film, it is most certainly a perfect comic book film. It'll move you from happiness to tears, from memories of the past to the joy of the future. Get a bunch of criminals together to fight the criminals? The industrial narrative efficiency of classic Hollywood movies is still frequently invoked with an air of nostalgia as good, clear storytelling, held up as a model of movie craft to be followed even now, and reflected in the popular films of the current day. Paramount Many, many people hated this film—a fact that more than a few have shared with me personally—and it is not remotely hard to understand why. Set in an splendorous underworld inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead, Coco features an entirely Latino cast, including Edward James Olmos, Benjamin Bratt, and Gael García Bernal.
For his third solo outing, Marvel took Thor's Asgardian antics and mixed them with the irreverent tone of James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, with Mark Ruffalo's Hulk thrown in for good measure, as well as a fantastic villain in the form of Cate Blanchett's Hela, the Goddess of Death. Sometimes a movie comes out of nowhere and manages to dominate the conversation for the entire year. It's also a magnificent tribute to photography itself. For 2017, Get Out is that movie. Yet, Dunkirk makes the same mistake that many technical and visually impressive films do, it forgets to give us any reason to care about what's going on within its craft. Palacio's hugely popular, award-winning novel, this drama about a tween boy with a facial difference is earnest and sweet, with great messages about kindness, friendship, and acceptance based on who someone is, not what they look like. The visuals are crafted around the music and even sound effects play in time to the current musical selection.
Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture. Gal Gadot charmed audiences with her performance as Diana, legendary warrior of Themyscira, whose naiveté about the outside world and disappointment with the wars they wage is matched only by her unparalleled skills in combat. But what will take the top spot? Frequent Noah Baumbach collaborator Greta Gerwig writes and directs, and Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn, The Grand Budapest Hotel is perfectly cast as Christine, aka Lady Bird. Rian Johnson has managed to expand the force mythology, inject some good ol' humor back into the saga, and throw in some wonderful surprises, that I believe, we all needed. When the trailer dropped, audiences were unsure if the film was supposed to be a parody or if it was utterly doomed. I have a feeling Lady Bird might end up being a big winner. The Post 20th Century Fox The epitome in a good way of a big-but-conventional, awards-season Hollywood movie.