Best of 2017 you may have missed!
written by Souranath Banerjee
Best of 2017 you may have missed: 2017 has been a year of some real good movies and a bliss for Cinema lovers like us!
But there is always a possibility that you may have overlooked a few, missed out the underrated ones which mind you are definitely worth your time.
So here is a list that will ensure that you have covered all the best of 2017. Thank me later!
10. Good Time
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrR-SbCRgCU
A heist gone wrong but that’s not the only thing that doesn’t go according to the plan. In order to save his mentally challenged brother a thug has the misadventure of his lifetime in one night span!
Directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, a rollercoaster ride of intense drama and Robert Pattinson breaks away from his Twilight zone and gives a super cool performance.
9. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WBV7q_1DgQ
A woman burdened and bored by her life to the point of depression finds new purpose when she is robbed and vows to take revenge on the thugs. Her next-door neighbour becomes her partner in crime!
Written and directed by Macon Blair, with Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood giving their best – mostly a comedy and that too very well made, but I am sure the ending will surprise you!
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfAExhHTMM
Vince Vaughn is back – not in some romcom but with a tough-guy-role in this cool and violent crime drama.
A drug dealer who goes to prison after a sore deal and realises that he has landed in the midst of a battleground!
Directed by S. Craig Zahler, this action drama has extreme violent scenes that can be disturbing for some people.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KLLkj84GAo
‘There’s a difference between lonely and being alone.’
A comedy drama centred around a ninety-year-old atheist who is forced to get out of his comfort zone and view life from a different perspective.
Directed by John Carroll Lynch and a performance of a lifetime by Harry Dean Stanton (his last role before he passed away). Also starring David Lynch!
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPRj3egUHb8
Adjusting to life after war is always tough and dealing with racism is even tougher. Two young men fresh from war zone had to deal with all this and much more!
Directed by Dee Rees, this is one brilliant movie, highly underrated but awesome acting and storytelling at its best.
Garrett Hedlund‘s performance is definitely an award winning one.
5. Molly’s Game
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vu4UPet8Nyc
A former professional skier who ran world’s most exclusive high-stake poker-games in Los Angeles and New York and soon came into the radar of FBI.
A biography made on the life of Molly Bloom, brilliantly played by Jessica Chastain.
Directed by Aaron Sorkin, the story of the ultimate hustler and her mysterious and thrilling life!
4. Lady Bird
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNi_HC839Wo
A coming of age drama of a senior high school girl, a young artistic mind who wants to go to the east coast and live her life to the fullest!
Written and directed by my favourite actor/director Greta Gerwig, the film is so realistic and well told that you instantly feel a connection to it.
Saoirse Ronan is superb in the central character – so natural and vulnerable and yet so perfect.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL4WSUwqhho
Rami Malek (from Mr. Robot fame) has given a great performance as a mentally unstable man who keeps warning others about a certain mysterious upcoming ‘Inversion’!
Written and directed by Sarah Adina Smith, powerful visuals and a bizarre concept that unfortunately is a bit open-ended and often unexplained but surely this psychological thriller manages to hold your attention till the very end.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLHP2IpBXw
A ghost shrouded in a white-sheet with two eyes cut out – this is the ghost of a recently expired man who returns to his home and tries to connect with his lonely wife.
Directed by David Lowery, this film is not to be taken as a typical horror/ghost movie. It is an arty type, slow, emotional, sad and yet beautifully poetic.
Brilliant performances by Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jit3YhGx5pU
In order to challenge the local authorities to find her daughter’s murderers a mother puts up three billboards by the side of the road to provoke and taunt the police!
A black comedy directed by Martin McDonagh, this is a brilliant movie with superb storytelling and awesome performances by top-rated actors like Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell.
and (The ‘+1′ film is not necessarily the best but certainly the most innovative one. A must watch)
+1. Gerald’s Game
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twbGU2CqqQU
At a remote lake house a girl finds herself in a terrifying situation when her husband handcuffs her as part of their sex game but unfortunately have a heart attack and dies leaving her chained!
Superbly directed by Mike Flanagan and Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood gives their best. One of the very rare Stephen King novel adaptations that is probably even better than the book!
Similar Interest: Best of World Cinema 2017
Poster courtesy: www.imdb.com.