Benjamin Maio Mackay
2017 in Cinema: Year in Review
2017 has seen the release of many majorly anticipated films and some great Indie Gems, so after seeing 152 films this year here are the Top 10 and the Worst 10 films!
Crass and unfunny.
9. Transformers: The Last Knight
8. Paris Can Wait
Cringeworthy dialogue and performances.
7. The Snowman
The most disappointing of the year.
George Clooney missed the mark.
5. Daddy’s Home 2
4. Justice League
Too much too quickly, DC didn’t spend enough time in the setup of their collaborative film.
Matt Damon’s second film on this list, in which he fails again to perform.
2. The Only Living Boy in New York
It felt like the longest film ever.
1.Fifty Shades Darker
You know why.
10.The Disaster Artist
The James Franco dramedy was a touching surprise and last minute addition.
9. Thor: Ragnarok
Director Taiki Watiti masterfully took Thor in a brand new exciting direction - the only Superhero film to make this year’s list!
Sophia Coppola directed an incredible film starring Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell.
7.20th Century Women
Though released last year in the US, the April release in Australia makes this excellent Annette Benning film one of this year’s best.
6. Miss Sloane
Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong shone in this legal frama.
5. Get Out
Jordan Peele created a horror that mirrored society and it scared us all for the right reasons.
An exceptional performance from Kristen Stewart.
Saorise Ronan is exceptional and Greta Gerwig’s script/direction is perfect.
2.Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Wonderful characters and an exceptional plot make this stand out from the rest.
1. mother! Devise among audience and critics, yet this biblical criticism hit all the right marks with incredible performances and a visually incredible aesthetic.
Article by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Thanks to Palace Nova Cinemas, Sony Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Madman Films, Universal Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Transmission Films, Picture This!, Roadshow films and Walt Disney Entertainment for screenings over the past year.