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2017 – 40 Favorites

I’ve seen a few writers get themselves worked up over whether or not David Lynch’s return Twin Peaks this year was a work of cinema or television after Cahiers du cinema and Sight & Sound polls placed it at or near the top of their lists of the 2017’s best films. The years since Inland Empire had been filled with the sort limp for-hire projects (commercials, music videos, the concert film Duran Duran: Unstaged) that suggested Lynch was an artist content to coast on his legend, at least whenever he wasn’t proselytizing about transcendental meditation. So I had initially dreaded his returning to this material, fearing a lazy nostalgia fest that would score easy points off winking “damn fine coffee” and…

  • 3 Foot Ball and Souls
  • Antiporno
  • Bad Genius
  • Blue Velvet Revisited
  • BPM (Beats per Minute)
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Columbus
  • A Dark Song
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time
  • Endless Poetry
  • Faces Places
  • Good Time
  • Hagazussa
  • Hounds of Love
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Lady Bird
  • Let the Corpses Tan
  • Let the Sunshine In
  • Logan Lucky
  • Loveless
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • Most Beautiful Island
  • Nocturama
  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • The Park
  • Phantom Thread
  • Piazza Vittorio
  • Rat Film
  • Raw
  • Risk
  • The Shape of Water
  • Staying Vertical
  • The Square
  • Step
  • Super Dark Times
  • Thoroughbreds
  • The Unknown Girl
  • The Untamed
  • Violet
  • Zama