2017 Review: Film

These are the films I remember watching/rewatching in 2017.

Highly Recommended

The Shape of Water (2017)

Mirror (1975)

Recommended

King Kong (1933)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Logan (2017)

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Spider-man: Homecoming (2017)

Hidden Figures (2016)

Moonlight (2016)

La La Land (2016)

Singing in the Rain (1952)

Legion season 1 (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (2017)

Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Dark River (2017)

Inside Out (2015)

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

Putney Swope (1969)

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

Jessica Jones Season 1 (2015)

Little Women (2017)

Also Seen

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Titanic (1956)

Man of Steel (2013)

Wonder Woman (2017)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Finest Hour (2016)

Dunkirk (2017)

Iron Fist season 1 (2017)

Batman Begins (2005)

The Dark Knight (2008)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Taboo season 1 (2017)

Not Recommended

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

See also what I read and listened to in 2017.

The first great works of digital literature are already being written

“The problem is that people who like science and technology, and people who like storytelling and the arts have typically been placed in different buildings since about the age of 16. We haven’t been taught how to admire each others’ work, to recognise excellence, or even to know that there is excellence in “the other culture”. There’s a kind of sullen arrogance on both sides, with some people in both camps simply denying that the other knows anything worth listening to. There is a kind of “worthy” arts professional who thinks that knowing nothing about games – like saying “I don’t even own a television!” – is a marker of intellectual superiority.”

Naomi Alderman

Does Children’s Television Matter?

“Suppose, if you will, that I am part of a silent Martian invasion and that my intention is slowly to destroy the whole culture of the human race. Where would I start? I would naturally start where thought first grows. I would start with children’s television. My policy would be to give the children only the sort of thing that they ‘already know they enjoy’, like a fizzing diet of manic jelly-babies. This would no doubt be exciting, but their hearts and their minds would receive no nourishment, they would come to know nothing of the richness of human life, love and knowledge, and slowly whole generations would grow up knowing nothing about anything but violence and personal supremacy. Is that a fairytale? Look around you.”

Oliver Postgate

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