Best of 2017 – Movies

Now, we don’t really get a lot of time to watch movies, and in 2017 we didn’t watch that many (we prefer to watch television series that can be broken up over a period of time). Of those that we did watch, about 4 or 5 were from 2017. I’ve listed my top 3 below.

Get Out
If you haven’t heard of this movie yet, it is nothing short of brilliant. It’s a dark, suspenseful horror film that looks at the role of race and class in modern-day America. Its written and directed by Jordan Peele, best known for his comedy work on the hit show Key & Peele. Jordan is a masterful story-teller, and his use of cinematography and editing makes for a truly unmissable viewing experience. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at the trailer below.

Shimmer Lake
This film I discovered quite by accident. I think I was browsing the ‘suspenseful movies’ section on Netflix and came across this. It’s a Netflix original, starring Rainn Wilson (The Office) and Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). The whole film takes place over a week, except it is played out in reverse. It revolves around a small town Sheriff trying to close in on a band of criminals after a bank heist-gone wrong. It’s a brilliant film, and although it’s a bit slow to get going, the pay off is definitely worth it. Check out the trailer below.

The Big Sick
Pakistani born Kumail Nanjiani (Portlandia, Adventure Time) falls in love with Emily Gardner, a white New York Grad Student. Cultures between Kumail and Emily’s family clash when Emily is hospitalised with a mystery illness. This film is so sweet, funny, and charming, it’s written by Kumail, and is based on actual events surrounding the early relationship between him and his now wife, Emily Gordon. It’s a brilliant film, and a must see film from 2017. Check out the trailer below.

So there you are, 3 films that not only I, but Kayla also enjoyed immensely. If you’ve got some free time this weekend, and are stuck for something to do, why not check out one (or all) of these?

What were your favourite films from 2017? Let me know!

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