2017’s Top Ten

Again this year, all the films on my list of my favorite 2017 movies are films I have seen at the ByTowne Cinema in Ottawa. As I look the lists of other reviewers, I notice that I have no action, super hero or horror movies on mine. I don’t see any of the big blockbuster films, and frankly I don’t miss them. Most the films on my list have very little use for Computer Generated Images (CGI), if any. What they have instead is a lot of inventiveness and a surprising and sometime shocking way of challenging us. Those films demand that we look elsewhere than the big explosions to move us. Even though this is not a bad year, there are no Boyhood or Carol here, films that would shot themselves to the top of the list and remain there unchallenged. Many of the films this year are about art and artists and their importance in our society. I put a link to the full review under each titles. Happy new year!

Rémi-Serge Gratton

1. Frantz by François Ozon

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/frantz/

2. A ghost story by David Lowery

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/07/27/a-ghost-story/

3. 120 battements par minute (Beats per minute) by Robin Campillo

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/120-battements-par-minute-beats-per-minute/

4. Dawson city: Frozen time by Bill Morrison

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/dawson-city-frozen-time/

5. Lost In Paris (Paris pieds nus) by Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/09/01/lost-in-paris-paris-pieds-nus/

6. The square (Rutan) by Ruben Östlund

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/11/25/the-square-rutan/

7. Visages villages (Faces places) by Agnès Varda and JR

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/11/17/visages-villages-faces-places/

8. Paterson by Jim Jarmusch

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/paterson/

9. Call me by your name by Luca Guadagnino

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/12/22/call-me-by-your-name/

10. The big sick by Michael Showalter

https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2017/07/07/the-big-sick/

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