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  • Writer's pictureBenjamin 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!

Worst 10


Crass and unfunny.

9. Transformers: The Last Knight

Useless explosions.

8. Paris Can Wait

Cringeworthy dialogue and performances.

7. The Snowman

The most disappointing of the year.

6. Suburbicon

George Clooney missed the mark.

5. Daddy’s Home 2

Mel Gibson.

4. Justice League

Too much too quickly, DC didn’t spend enough time in the setup of their collaborative film.

3. Downsizing

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.

Top 10

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!

8.The Beguiled

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.

4.Personal Shopper

An exceptional performance from Kristen Stewart.

3.Lady Bird

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.

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