Ken’s 2018 Oscar Predictions

We’ve arrived at the end of one of the most tumultuous awards seasons in quite some time. While many of the races have been sewn up, some are only deceptively safe, while others – including Best Picture – remain quite visibly


Film Pulse’s Worst of 2017

Sure, there were a ton of great releases this year, but like everything else in 2017 there were a few piles of hot garbage. Here we have the Film Pulse team’s picks for the worst movies they’ve seen this year.

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Adam’s Top 25 Films of 2017

2017 was a great year for movies, with a big number of good releases and a handful of great releases. As usual I had a difficult time whittling my list down to a manageable number and I was rearranging titles up until


Blake’s Top 25 Films of 2017

Next up in our year-end wrap-up is Blake Crane‘s top 25 films of 2017.

1. The Florida Project – In a year marked by cultural callousness, The Florida Project offers humanity. It’s heartbreaking but hopeful and urges understanding of those existing


Chris’ Top 20 Films of 2017

Continuing our year-end list extravaganza is Chris Luciantonio‘s top 20 films of 2017.

20. Okja – Finding himself on a tonal balancing act yet again in his career, Bong Joon-ho surprised me and anyone else who has followed the Korean master’s


Ken’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Continuing our 2017 wrap-up spectacular is Ken Bakely‘s top 10 films of 2017.

1. Personal Shopper – Personal Shopper is an enveloping meditation on life and death, location and emotion, and the physical and the spiritual. It’s brought to life through graceful


Mary’s Top 10 Films of 2017

It’s that time again; it’s time to share our year-end lists for the best in cinema, and, as usual, here’s my ranking for the best installment from each genre. Sadly, there is no room for YouTube videos because “Bat Trapped in


TOP 50 of 2017 (#50 – #26): KEVIN RAKESTRAW

Here is a list of what I believe to be the best films of 2017; or, more specifically, the first half of my list of best films from 2017 along with one honorable mention for a grand total of 51 films. A mix of features and shorts, theatrical and online releases, anywhere from Mubi, Festival Scope, NoBudge, Vimeo, Flix Premiere, Topic, or Refinery29 (including one from our own website). Streaming links provided in some instances.


Blake’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017

For all you horror fans out there here’s another top 10 for 2017 from Blake Crane. Note these are all films distributed this year and do not contain festival or unreleased titles.

10. Gerald’s Game – Carla Gugino is amazing, carrying


Adam’s Top 10 Horror Movies of 2017

While I wouldn’t say there was a glut of horror films released this year, we did get a solid number of really great entries, a few of which garnered universal appeal, breaking conventions of the genre. The following list is my top


2017 Performance Overview – Female (Lead/Supporting)

Yesterday saw the publication of what I believed to be the standout male performances from 2017 while today’s list is a rundown of the most impressive female performances of the year. And, much like yesterday’s list, this overview will also feature a number of omissions for various reasons, mainly my inability to see certain films. Cynthia Nixon in Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion comes to mind and one that I have seen show up on several lists.


2017 Performance Overview – Male (Lead/Supporting)

As always, I’m sure there are a number of performances missing from my list due to the simple fact that I have yet to see them, performances such as Timothée Chalamet’s role in Call Me by Your Name or Gary Oldham’s portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. I’m sure that these two specific performances, along with others not mentioned here, will be discussed and praised sufficiently that their lack of inclusion will be overlooked.


Film Comment Names GOOD TIME Best Film of 2017

Film Comment has released their top films of 2017, with Josh and Benny Safdie‘s Good Time taking the number one spot. The number two and three spots went to Terence DaviesA Quiet Passion and Olivier AssayasPersonal Shopper respectively.

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