Blast from the past

Awesome movies that deserved more love in 2017


Yes… The Shape of Water leads the Golden Globe nominations (with 7 nominations to be exact). Yes, Lady Bird, Dunkirk, Get Out, The Post, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Call Me by Your Name are all strong award contenders. There was much bad and good press around the biopic All the Money in the World, oh and The Greatest Showman and I, Tonya managed to get through in the award mix.

But what about all the good movies that somehow were left out? Out of the award circuit, award of the press and out of the memory of the audience that somehow ignored them. That doesn’t mean they are bad, it’s just they were dealing with different circumstances around the movie premieres.

But who are the otherwise good movie that deserved more love in 2017?

Only the brave

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges….
Fun fact about the movie: Jennifer Connelly spent time with the real Amanda Marsh in preparation for her role.

Brawl in Cell Block 99

Director: S. Craig Zahler
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson…
Fun fact about the movie: During a Q & A at TIFF, the producers commented that the destruction of the car was done by Vince Vaughn himself. The car parts were real and were set up in a way that Vaughn wouldn’t hurt himself badly.


Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan
Fun fact about the movie: The Navier-Stokes problem mentioned in the movie is indeed one of the seven Millennium Prize problems in mathematics. Clay Mathematics Institute offered a US $1,000,000 prize to the first person providing a solution for a specific statement of the problem.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan…
Fun fact about the movie: Heart surgery scenes in the film are real. They were filmed during an operation on a real patient who was undergoing quadruple bypass surgery which Colin Farrell attended.

The Big Sick

Director: Michael Showalter
Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter…
Fun fact about the movie: Was released in the United States on Kumail Nanjiani’s 10th wedding anniversary.


Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen…
Fun fact about the movie: Hugh Jackman stated in an interview that the only way he would reprise his role is if a crossover between Deadpool and Wolverine would happen.


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