It’s that time of year again and once again I’ve compiled what I feel are the ten best movies I managed to see this year. Note: some may be older than 2017.
‘A beautifully animated, heart-warming, emotional and funny body-swap drama’
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
‘Pure escapist entertainment at it’s finest. Luc Besson is back’
‘DC gets it right and one of the most purely enjoyable comic-book movies in years’
War for the Planet of the Apes
‘Full of heart and emotion and spectacle. The most satisfying rebooted franchise ever’
‘Atmosphere, well-judged scares and solid performances make for a surprising sequel’
‘Cleverly structured and powerful relationship drama with excellent performances’
‘A Stephen King adaptation that does a great deal with a very simple premise’
Train to Busan
‘Korean genre cinema at it’s finest. Action, thrills and a surprising amount of heart’
‘A powerful true story with expert direction and great performances’
‘An incredibly effective take on a familiar character turned into a road movie with powerful performances and genuine grit … and Hugh Jackman deserves an Oscar’
Honourable mentions: A Street Cat Named Bob, Hell or Highwater, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
Some interesting choices there. Certainly an unusual list.