It was a year of sequels that exceeded expectations. It was a year of women — directors, writers, cinematographers, actresses — delivering many of the freshest and most inspiring big-screen visions. It was a year in which I found myself unmoved by many of the films that impressed friends and colleagues — most notably, Dunkirk, A Ghost Story, Baby Driver, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
On my way out of the theater, I noticed a toddler pull away from his mother’s grip so that he could stare up at the poster for The Breadwinner. “It’s Mary, Mom!” She picked him up and carried him off, saying, “No, that’s not a Christmas movie.”I think they were on their way to see The LEGO Ninjago Movie. If so, good move, Mom. The Breadwinner is not for five-year-olds. (Director Nora Twomey confirms this.)
Vivian Maier's photography is wondrous, and if the film had given us more of it, or offered it more slowly so we could really study the images, it would have been stronger. For those first 30 minutes, I was smiling through tears, overwhelmed by the glory of Maier's images on a big bright screen. Moving pictures about non-moving pictures are always a challenge, and movies about artists are so common that it's difficult to avoid cliches and formulas.
I hadn't realized how directly the scenes of BABY DRIVER's hero and his foster father are modeled on Guy's relationship with his elderly aunt in THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, but watching it last night, I wondered if even some of the choreography in the apartment was the same.
@DecentFilms Huh. I just realized that I included PADDINGTON 2 on my 2017 list because it had played so widely around the world in November. But wait... it didn't qualify as a 2017 release in the U.S.? Dang. I need to change my list.
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