2017 was a complex year for the world of cinema. So that they understand us, lots of proposals rained down that focused on the same theme or that repeated the usual successful formula. For example, science fiction or the world of superheroes.
However, since life is very sweet and cinema is a whole universe, there were many films that became the best of this year for various reasons ranging from the plots, the cast, the production, the directors and everything that participate in a film work. Here we list them:
Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve
Yes, this long-awaited and huge film was a resounding flop at the box office, but that doesn’t mean the film is bad or not worth watching, quite the contrary. Blade Runner 2049 doesn’t do the 1982 cult classic quite as much justice; however, it is quite a visual experience that does not ask anything of other science fiction films that allude to the culture of cyberpunk.
Baby Driver by Edgar Wright
With this movie there are only two, either you love it completely or you hate it. And we go with the first one for a simple and simple reason: it has one of the best soundtracks of the year. In addition, and already getting into more and cinephile issues, it is a “compliant” film that uses an old formula, that of cars, but giving it a totally new and charming twist.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Rian Johnson
To say that it is one of the best Star Wars movies is not in vain. Performances, effects and the story as such, are the result of a fresh vision mixed with the fan that Rian Johnson is of one of the most famous sci fi saga to manage to mix various parts of history and characters from the seven previous installments. The Last Jedi ends the past and begins a new story, a new present that, judging by what we saw, sounds quite promising.
Dunkirk by Christopher Nolan
There are plenty of war movies, but none as real, sensitive and profound as Dunkirk. Obsessed with the mere idea of time and its way of being perceived, Nolan presents a wonderful representation of how to show the intangible in three different moments and spaces: land, sea and sky.
Get Out by Jordan Peele
Who said that racism cannot be seen through a modern, crude and “funny” lens? That is what Peele’s work is about, addressing a completely real subject under the parameters of horror that, due to his mastery, could be considered elements of a documentary that portrays the life of African-Americans in the United States. Slavery, exploitation, injustice and everything you have and should know is part of this critical and social work.
mother! by Darren Aronofsky
Let the one who understood mother throw the first stone !… no one? This movie is complicated in its plot, but in reality, it is a beauty that is very well done. Aronofsky had surprised us once with Black Swan and he did it again with this installment that has a much deeper and darker speech that links him to global warming, consumerism and even religion.
Logan by James Mangold
In 2000, Hugh Jackman became Wolverine. And now, 17 years later, he’s still doing it and getting better, or at least that’s what Logan left us. Despite being a film based on a comic, it manages to give this classic character a touch of reality that has rarely been seen in the superhero sagas that are in full swing today. It goes without saying that Jackman is wonderful in this (we’ve already lost count) installment that leaves everything we know aside.