Best of 2017

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1.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
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19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions. (113 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ 8/10 ” - blbl1
 
2.
Bamui haebyun-eoseo honja (2017)
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An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man. (101 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
“ 8/10 ” - blbl1
 
3.
Song to Song (2017)
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Two intersecting love triangles. Obsession and betrayal set against the music scene in Austin, Texas. (129 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ 8/10 ” - blbl1
 
4.
Dark Night (2016)
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The lives of six strangers intersect at a suburban Cineplex where a massacre occurs. (85 mins.)
Director: Tim Sutton
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
5.
A Dark Song (2016)
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A determined young woman and a damaged occultist risk their lives and souls to perform a dangerous ritual that will grant them what they want. (100 mins.)
Director: Liam Gavin
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
6.
The Darkest Universe (2016)
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THE DARKEST UNIVERSE is BAFTA-nominated directors Will Sharpe and Tom Kingsley's surreal and hilarious... (90 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
7.
Lovesong (2016)
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The relationship between two friends deepens during an impromptu road trip. (84 mins.)
Director: So-yong Kim
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
8.
i hate myself :) (2013 Documentary)
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Nebbishy filmmaker Joanna Arnow documents her yearlong relationship with a racially charged poet-provocateur... (56 mins.)
Director: Joanna Arnow
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
9.
Okja (2017)
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Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating animal named Okja. (120 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
10.
California Dreams (2017 Documentary)
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A journey into the hallucination of cinema. (83 mins.)
Director: Mike Ott
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
11.
The President (2014)
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A brutal dictator comes face to face with the injustices committed by his regime when his country is taken over by revolutionists. (119 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
12.
Win It All (2017)
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Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag... (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Swanberg
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
13.
Kuso (2017)
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Events unfold after a devastating earthquake in Los Angeles. (105 mins.)
Director: Flying Lotus
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
14.
Lemon (2017)
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A man watches his life unravel after he is left by his girlfriend of 10 years. (83 mins.)
Director: Janicza Bravo
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
15.
La mort de Louis XIV (2016)
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Upon returning from a hunting expedition, King Louis XIV feels a sharp pain in his leg. He begins to die, surrounded by loyal followers in the royal chambers. (115 mins.)
Director: Albert Serra
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
16.
Inimi cicatrizate (2016)
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Emanuel spends his days at a sanatorium. Falling in love with another patient, he narrates his and his fellow patients' attempts to live life to the fullest as their bodies slowly fade away, but their minds refuse to give up. (141 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
17.
Shin Gojira (2016)
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Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster. (120 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
18.
Tonnerre (2013)
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Maxime returns to live with his father in a small town in Burgundy (Tonnerre). He meets the young and... (102 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Brac
“ 7/10 ” - blbl1
 
19.
Toivon tuolla puolen (2017)
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A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. (100 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
20.
Ma Loute (2016)
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Summer 1910. Several tourists have vanished while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of the Channel Coast... (122 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
21.
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (2016 Documentary)
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An exploration into our planetary past and a search for humanity's place in the future. With narration by Cate Blanchett. (90 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
22.
It Comes at Night (2017)
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Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. (91 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
23.
Split (2016)
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Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th. (117 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
24.
Personal Shopper (2016)
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A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message. (105 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
25.
L'amant d'un jour (2017)
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A young woman returns home after the breakdown of a relationship to discover her father is dating a woman her age. (76 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
26.
A Quiet Passion (2016)
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The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist. (125 mins.)
Director: Terence Davies
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
27.
Ce sentiment de l'été (2015)
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A French young woman unexpectedly dies in Berlin, where she lives with her boyfriend. Her sudden passing ruins the lives of her famliy and partner. They struggle to find new meaning in Paris, Annecy and New York. (106 mins.)
Director: Mikhaël Hers
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
28.
Observance (2015)
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In the grip of grief following the death of his young son, his marriage on the rocks and nearing bankruptcy... (90 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
29.
Actor Martinez (2016)
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Dreaming of fame and fortune, a local Denver performer hires two indie filmmakers to come to town and make a film with him as the star. (75 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
30.
Catfight (2016)
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The rivalry between two former college friends comes to a head when they both attend the same glamorous event. (95 mins.)
Director: Onur Tukel
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
31.
Prevenge (2016)
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Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way. (88 mins.)
Director: Alice Lowe
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
32.
Gantz: O (2016)
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The 3DCG film will cover the manga's Osaka Arc. (95 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
33.
The Void (2016)
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Shortly after delivering a patient to an understaffed hospital, a police officer experiences strange and violent occurrences seemingly linked to a group of mysterious hooded figures. (90 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
34.
The 4th (2016)
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A roommate's attempt to host a holiday barbecue goes awry. (82 mins.)
Director: Andre Hyland
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
35.
Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016)
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A successful singer-songwriter hatches a plan to help his friend's struggling comedy career and broken love life by hiring him as his opening act on his solo tour. (88 mins.)
Director: Jeff Grace
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
36.
T2 Trainspotting (2017)
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After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. (117 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
37.
Hounds of Love (2016)
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Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive. (108 mins.)
Director: Ben Young
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
38.
War Machine (2017)
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An idiosyncratic general confronts opposition from enemies, allies, and bureaucrats while leading a massive rebuild operation in Afghanistan. (122 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
39.
The Lost City of Z (2016)
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A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. (141 mins.)
Director: James Gray
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
40.
(M)uchenik (2016)
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Contemporary Russia. A high school student becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him. (118 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
41.
Colossal (2016)
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Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City, and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon. (109 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
42.
Wszystkie nieprzespane noce (2016 Documentary)
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A new era is coming, and Warsaw stands uncomfortably at its edge. Art school classmates Christopher and Michal... (100 mins.)
Director: Michal Marczak
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
43.
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)
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An holistic medicine practitioner, attends a wealthy client's dinner party, after her car breaks down. (82 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
44.
Baby Driver (2017)
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After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
45.
Logan Lucky (2017)
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Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. (118 mins.)
“ 6/10 ” - blbl1
 
46.
Hostages (2017)
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Movie describes real events that took place in 1983 when seven young Georgians, all from intellectual elite families... (103 mins.)
 
47.
Gerald's Game (2017)
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While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame. (103 mins.)
Director: Mike Flanagan
 
48.
A Ghost Story (2017)
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In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife. (92 mins.)
Director: David Lowery
 
49.
The Love Witch (2016)
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A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her. (120 mins.)
Director: Anna Biller
 
50.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
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An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. (112 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
51.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
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A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly. (132 mins.)
Director: S. Craig Zahler
 
52.
Super Dark Times (2017)
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Teenagers Zach and Josh have been best friends their whole lives, but when a gruesome accident leads to a cover-up, the secret drives a wedge between them and propels them down a rabbit hole of escalating paranoia and violence. (100 mins.)
Director: Kevin Phillips