My top 10 movies of 2017

A lot of people have been doing their end of year lists since the start of December, but I like to wait a little longer just in case there is a late entry – I thought The Greatest Showman might have made it (it didn’t) – so here are my top 10 films of 2017.

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Breathe: Film Review

I wasn’t sold on Andy Serkis‘ directorial debut Breathe straight away, I must admit, because it just looked the same as a lot of recent ‘couples against adversity’ movies like The Theory of Everything and last year’s London Film Festival opener A United Kingdom. And while there are a lot of similarities, the performances and tone really won me over.

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Top Films for October 2017

You know what time it is! Movie preview time! Here’s where I list what I want to see/recommend people check out each month.

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Breathe: LFF Film Review 

I wasn’t sold on Andy Serkis‘ directorial debut Breathe straight away, I must admit, because it just looked the same as a lot of recent ‘couples against adversity’ movies like The Theory of Everything and last year’s London Film Festival opener A United Kingdom. And while there are a lot of similarities, the performances and tone really won me over.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming – Film Review

I must admit I wasn’t remotely excited about Spider-Man: Homecoming because it didn’t feel necessary, I had enjoyed both previous iterations and I also had superhero fatigue. The only reason I checked it out while on holiday was because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews and I’m glad I did because it’s a total delight.

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Oscar nominations 2017: Hits, Misses & Shockers

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For those of you who have been living in a hole, the Oscars nominations were announced today and while it was generally surprise-free – this was the first year in the past few where you could easily predict the frontrunner – there were still a few interesting twists, snubs and additions.

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Top Films for January 2017

Welcome to a new year, and more importantly, a new month for films! Unfortunately for us in the UK, this is the time when all the Oscar-bait movies the US had aaages ago are finally released, but at least we can finally see what the hype is all about – and you are in for some treats!

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My top ten: Films I’m excited for in 2017

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We are rapidly approaching 2017 so it seems like the right moment to look ahead at what movies we can be excited about this coming year.

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Silence: Film Review

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I wasn’t really sure what to make of Silence ahead of watching it and I felt the same afterwards. It is a heavy, intense slog that requires a fair bit of processing. It won’t appeal to everyone, in fact, I’m not really sure who it will appeal to and I’ll be amazed if it makes its money back, which is a shame because it is good, well-made film and features a terrific performance by Andrew Garfield.

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Golden Globes nominations 2017: The comedy/musical section is obsolete

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The Golden Globe nominations came out today and you can read the full list here. The reason the Golden Globes annoy me is because they divide all the acting categories between drama and musical/comedy and frankly, there hasn’t been enough awards-worthy roles in the latter so it’s been filled with some questionable entries. Surely it’s time to just combine all the movie acting categories?

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