Ahh, the Top 10 Lists. Once something to look forward to in January, the clickbait economy and its related dire need to be first saw the tradition move up to December and then November, meaning that most regular people, including Videology’s own, still had no chance to see the movies that make them up. If we are a little late in sharing this post, it is in the interest of democracy. No Top 10 List is as good as it can be if its participants lack the time or opportunity to see all the films that might tickle their fancy. It goes without saying that we wanted this Top 10 List to be as good as it could possibly be. We think it is, and we hope you agree.
Without further ado, Videology’s Top 10 films of 2017, in alphabetical order.
Call Me By Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino)
Columbus (dir. Kogonada)
Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele)
Girls Trip (dir. Malcolm D. Lee)
Good Time (dir. Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie)
Mimosas (dir. Oliver Laxe)
On The Beach At Night Alone (dir. Hong Sang-soo)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (dir. Angela Robinson)
The Square (dir. Ruben Östlund)
The Work (dir. Gethin Aldous and Jairus McLeary)
Is your favorite movie missing? Feel free to yell at us on Twitter about it! Hopefully we’ll inspire you to check out a movie that you missed the first time around. If you like it as much as we do, that’s even better.
On one final note, we would be remiss if we did not mention Twin Peaks: The Return. Although Videology decided, contra to many other voting bodies, that it would not be eligible, we nevertheless feel compelled to mention that it turned an otherwise dreadful summer into a memorable; it made Sunday night the most exciting time of the week; it made the Monday return to to work almost as good as we discussed what had traversed on Showtime the previous night; it was a moving image event unlike any other, and we still can’t stop thinking about it.