The most high falutin’ best of the year list always belongs to Cahiers du Cinema who, when they aren’t going hardcore arthouse, are making bonkers mainstream selections. True to form, they’ve lived up to their reputation in 2017.
David Lynch‘s “Twin Peaks: The Return” has topped the list, which will once again stoke the Film Twitter fire and debate over, What is cinema? It’s a boring conversation and argument, so I’ll leave that to the turtlenecks and clove cigarette smokers to figure out. Elsewhere, Jordan Peele‘s “Get Out” gets so much much deserved, as does M. Night Shyamalan‘s “Split“…which, sure? It’s enjoyable enough, but really, there weren’t either other movies that were better this year? Stay crazy, Cahiers.
In holdovers from last year due to release date math, Pablo Larrain‘s terrific “Jackie” gets some love as does – wait, Ang Lee‘s “Billy Lynn’s Longtime Halftime Walk“? Actually, maybe I need a cigarette…. Full list below:
1) TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN
2) JEANNETTE: THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC
3) CERTAIN WOMEN
4) GET OUT
5) THE DAY AFTER
6) LOVER FOR A DAY
7) GOOD TIME
10) BILLY LYNN’S HALFTIME WALK
— Jordan Cronk (@JordanCronk) December 5, 2017