Choosing a movie isn’t a huge choice if you know who to trust. That’s the basic concept behind this collection, which will be continually revised and carefully re-arranged over the year. Despite some films changing their release days and some premiering early on VOD due to the current worldwide pandemic, 2017 is still an unusual, daunting year for the film industry. But, as last year, we’re also going to do our best to keep you in the know of the explosion-filled blockbusters you can’t forget, and the more personal smaller movies you need to watch for. When it’s a good thing, we like it here.
1. The way back
Director –Gavin O’Connor
Genre – Drama, Sports
Star Cast – Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Janina Gavankar
Run Time – 108 minutes
The Way Back is a sports film that knows the basics of the game. It ranks among the best films of 2020. Where it loses in flashiness or ingenuity — the underdog story of a lousy team hitting its peak under the leadership of a gruff coach. It hit all the necessary Hoosiers notes — makes up with an unusually enthralling downbeat craftsmanship
. Little things, such as the freeze-frame as scores of games show on the screen or the click-clack percussion-heavy soundtrack, build emotional strength over the short runtime of the film Playing a washed-up ex-athlete with acute obvious drug addiction and a variety of carefully hidden inner demons.
Synopsis – It stars Ben Affleck, Al Madrigal, Michaela Watkins, and Janina Gavankar.Ben portrays an overweight construction worker who is hired to become the head coach of the basketball team at the high school he attended.
2. Bad Education
Director – Cory Finley
Genre – Biography, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast – Hugh Jackman, Ray Romano, Welker White
Run Time- 108 minutes
This film is one of the best films to be screened in TIFF 2019. Hugh Jackman gave one of the best performances of his career as Roslyn, Long Island Public School Superintendent Dr. Frank Tassone in Bad Education. It skipped the theatrical release because of this pandemic.
. A dramatic portrayal of the unprecedented controversy that embroiled Tassone and his associates – most prominently Assistant Superintendent Pam Gluckin. Cory Finley’s film (based on Robert Kolker’s New York Magazine article) is a mercilessly effective and even-handed affair about the extreme stresses of suburban academia.
Synopsis – The movie is set in the Long Island village of Roslyn in the 2000s. This reveals the story of the visionary and revered Dr. Frank Tassone (Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Janney) who are robbing millions of dollars from the same public school system that they are working to make the best in the country.
3. The Invisible Man
Director – Leigh Whannell
Genre – Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast – Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer
Run Time- 124 minutes
First, it was developed as a shared cinematic monster verse film at Universal Studios but later dropped because of the critical and commercial failure of The Mummy. The film got praise for the performance of the lead actress Elizabeth Moss.
One of the greatest movies of the year and not just because there haven’t been that many movies this year. The Invisible Man is a beautiful re-imagination of the classic film. It is an international co-production of the United States and Australia.
Synopsis – It follows a woman who believes she is being stalked by her abusive and wealthy boyfriend. Furthermore, after his apparent suicide and ultimately deduces that he has acquired the ability to become invisible. The film stars Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid, Harriet Dyer, Michael Dorman, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
4. Da 5 Bloods
Director – Spike Lee
Genre – Adventure, Drama, War
Star Cast – Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters
Run Time- 154 minutes
Spike Lee’s War Epic Da 5 Bloods is a film that celebrates the intrinsic messiness of its subject matter. At first, the plot sounds straightforward enough: four aging Black soldiers assemble and return to Vietnam to retrieve the body of their squad leader Norman (Chadwick Boseman) and hunt for a cache of gold hidden in the jungle decades ago.
Yet Lee, moving the script in a subtly amusing and emotionally charged direction depending on the demands of the scenes, fails to treat the Treasure of Sierra Madre-like set-up in a straight-forward way.
Synopsis – The film story follows a group of elderly Vietnam war vets who return to the country in search of the body of their deceased squad leader, as well as the treasure they buried while living there.
5. Birds of Prey
Director – Cathy Yan
Genre – Adventure, Action, Crime
Star Cast – Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Run Time – 109 minutes
Birds of Prey is a neon, blood-soaked, funny, violent, anti-hero caper that inherently carries a base level of authenticity without being heavy-handed, with the male gaze happily obliterated in a technicolor firework display. and it stars Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, Ali Wong, and Ewan McGregor. The film follows Harley Quinn as she joins forces with Helena Bertinelli, Dinah Lance, and Renee Montoya to save Cassandra Cain from Gotham City crime lord Roman Sionis.
Synopsis – Harley Quinn is now on the open season when her explosive breakup with the Joker places a large fat goal on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of the ruthless crime lord Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other man in town. Yet things quickly turned out for Harley as she became unlikely partners of three dangerous women — Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya.
6. Palm Springs
Director – Max Barbakow
Genre – Adventure, Action, Crime
Star Cast – Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons
Run Time – 90 minutes
Palm Springs may have resonated better from when it debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Jokes of doing the same thing over and over just hit hard now. Tracking a relationship between a goofball wedding guest (Andy Samberg) and a bride’s self-destructive sister (Cristin Milioti),
Andy Siara ‘s inventive screenplay mixes Groundhog Day existentialism with a fast-paced introduction to Primer-like quantum mechanics, offering inspiring life lessons and math practice sessions at a clipped rate.
This may not be as amusing as Samberg’s other big-screen exploits, Hot Rod and Popstar, but Palm Springs has its own successful twist on a remarkably strong precision-genre.
7. The Assistant
Director – Kitty Green
Genre – Drama, Crime
Star Cast – Julia Garner, Owen Holland, Jon Orsini
Run Time- 87 minutes
This Film depicts the abuse of power in work culture. The corporate atmosphere of ignorance and violence that frequently evolves around an influential serial predator is thrown under the microscope in this studiously studied New York workplace thriller, which takes influence from Harvey Weinstein’s actions while deliberately blurring some of the details.
It ranks as the best films from this year till now. Julia Garner’ shines as Jane because of her one of the best acting roles.
Synopsis – The film depicts a day in the life of Jane, a newly joined assistant at a film production company. She makes backups, schedules air transport, takes up lunch orders, returns phone calls, and removes mysterious stains off the sofa. At one point, a young woman from Idaho arrives at the front desk, claims to have been flown in to launch her job as a new assistant, and is whisked away to a room in a luxury hotel.