Category Archives: 2017 Films

Brief Consideration: A Ghost Story (2017)

David Lowery’s A Ghost Story is an unflinchingly forlorn film that in its every breath conveys more truth about the human condition than most movies could ever hope to achieve. Told in a minimalist style that comprises of a single … Continue reading

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Review: The Disaster Artist (2017)

The Disaster Artist is a movie that is continually searching for an epiphany and never finds it. James Franco directs and stars in a story about Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) and Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) coming to Los Angeles and their … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Films of 2017

1) Blade Runner 2049 In many regards, the sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 film resonates with the hermetically sealed innocence of a snow globe. 2) Dunkirk Dunkirk has a genuine emotional truth that both horrifies and enlightens in the same … Continue reading

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Brief Considersation: The Beguiled (2017)

The Beguiled is a sumptuous and terse Southern Gothic that uses the conventions of the rarefied genre to illustrate the brewing tensions between old-fashioned respectability and individualistic desire. The American Civil War period drama chronicles the recovery of a wounded … Continue reading

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Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

The Last Jedi is an assuredly bold and subversive film that digs beneath the surface of the space fantasy franchise, finds its mythological heart and puts it on a monumentally striking canvas. Immediately following the events of The Force Awakens, … Continue reading

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Brief Consideration: Song to Song (2017)

At his very best, Terrence Malick can move the audience with an impressionist style that weaves imagery together like a constantly shifting and mesmerising puzzle in motion. At once, his imperceptible films can reveal deeply personal remembrances as well as … Continue reading

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Russian Film Week II: Pagans (2017)

In the post-screening Q&A for Pagans, lead actor Valentin Samokhin and director of photography/producer, Maxim Trapo sketched out the origins of the film. The picture initially started life as a play (written by Ann Yablonskaya) that was performed twice a month in … Continue reading

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