I cannot wait for this full-album to come out!!
So again, I wasn't able to see all the movies I wanted to - still dying to see Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing', Todd Haynes' 'Wonderstruck' , Joe Wright's 'Darkest Hour' and Annette Benning in 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool'- but out of all the ones I managed to see, these are the ones I liked the most.
My top 5:
1. Dunkirk (easily the best movie of the year. Best editing, sound-design, original score, cinematography, directing...I liked it so much I watched it 2.5 times in 24hrs hehe);
2. Personal Shopper (quite a surprise and it was my fave until I saw 'Dunkirk'. I've seen it 3 times so far. Thanks Criterion!);
3. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Noah Baumbach's best since 'The Squid And The Whale' in my opinion;
4. Call Me By Your Name (Michael Stuhlbarg is probably the most underused American actor in mainstream movies. Amazing how he can transform 100% into the characters he plays -to the point he is almost unrecognizable. Everyone is so in love with Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet - and rightfully so as they were superb in their roles- but I'd also like to see Stuhlbarg get some of the attention since this movie benefits greatly from his performance);
5. The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (Not as funny as 'The Lobster'-it's a very different movie, duh- but funny nonetheless. If cinematography can be quoted -lol- this movie quotes a lot of Kubrick's. Also, Colin Farrell and Barry Keoghan give the year's best performances in my very humble opinion);
- 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri;
- Phantom Thread (no. Daniel D Lewis is not going to retire after this one!!);
- Ladybird (well, it was only a matter of time before the always-great Greta Gerwig was kicking ass behind the camera as well. Here's hoping she makes one movie every year);
- mother! (a friend of mine hated this one so much she had an argument with the theater manager and demanded a refund. LOL. I loved it and thought about nothing else for weeks.);
- Logan (in a class of its own, this is the best super-hero movie so far and probably the new standard in the genre. Why Hugh Jackman wasn't nominated for any award is beyond me);
- The Florida Project (totes adorbs);
- The Shape Of Water (Sally Hawkins should win all the awards for her performance and I was specially happy to see The Creature From The Black Lagoon getting laid in a movie hehe);
- Good Time (was this the most overlooked movie of the year? I think it was! 'Adventures In Babysitting' for grown-ups would be a perfect description that maybe would've taken more people to see it, yo!);
- Baby Driver (Edgar Wright's biggest and best and possibly his best soundtrack too)
- The Beguiled (loved it despite Nicole Kidman being it. Thanks for another one, Sofia);
- Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets (underrated a.f! I could watch this again anytime);
- Spiderman Homecoming (what a relief this one was as good as Raimi's Spiderman 2);
- The Disaster Artist (dude. the laughs were intentional this time);
- Woodshock (not sure the Mulleavy sisters meant to reference 'Picnic In Hanging Rock' but I thought about it a lot while watching this. Was also pleasantly surprised by their fine taste in music. The soundtrack features great tracks by Wire, Suicide and Gary Numan);
- Ingrid Goes West (the first half of the movie was insanely funny and I still think about it);
- Atomic Blonde (yeah, no story during the first 30 minutes but still, one of the year's most entertaining, dopest-looking and it had the best music you can ask for -Depeche Mode's 'Behind The Wheel', The Clash's 'London Calling'...)
Ever wonder who the people on your favourite Smiths album covers are?
This looks cool although I think it's a bit too clean and The Clash look like models wearing fresh clothing... It might be because the story is told from the point of a posh kid...? We'll see. Rhys Meyers is too pretty to play Joe Strummer but he's such a good actor I'm sure that won't matter at all. Looking forward to this one.
Jake 'Donnie Darko' Gyllenhaal starring in Tom Ford's latest - a thriller!!- is probably the movie event of the year. I had to watch this trailer three times just so I could grasp everything (its look, cast and storyline) and a fourth just because November is a bit far away....
Beautifully written by a fan, this is the best article I've ever read on this greatly underrated band. The Cardigans live on.
Been playing this song and watching this video compulsively.
All-girl bike-gang. So dope.
Kristen looks stunning in new Chanel video