Top Ten Best Movies of 2022

Well folks it’s that time of year again, where everyone decides to post their favourite movies of the year. I think we can all agree that it’s been a truly great year for movies and after a time of cinemas struggling to get people back in front of the big screen again, it’s good to see that there has been some amazing movies in 2022. Here’s my favourite movies from the past year.

10. Decision to Leave

Park Chan-wook expertly directs a gripping crime thriller about a man found dead at the bottom of a mountain. Detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) begins his investigation and very quickly suspects the dad man’s wife, Seo-rae (Tang Wei).

Decision to Leave is a dark romance with an old-school neo noir feel to it. The chemistry between Tang Wei and Park Hae-il is electric. Easily one of the best films of the year. The story twists and turns in ways you won’t expect and I was completely captivated by it. If you haven’t seen Decision to Leave I strongly recommend you take the time to watch it. Recommended for anyone who liked Memories of Murder.

9. Nope

After the success of Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele has done it again with another gripping horror that will have you on the edge of your seat. OJ Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) are horse trainers on a ranch in California. After some strange and unexplainable occurrences they decide to do some further investigation. The trailer gives you a pretty good indicator to where this movie is going but honestly regarding the plot the less you know the better.

Peele has expertly blended genres with Nope, it’s first and foremost a horror as there are scenes that are indeed chilling and will stay with you long after the movie has ended. Yet it’s also a sci-fi movie and a western. That’s three genres you don’t normally see combined together very often, especially like this, but the results speak for themselves. Jordan Peele is a director who has a clear vision for his movies and you’re always guaranteed something new. Nope is no exception. You’ll jump, squirm and laugh. It balances humour and horror together while experimenting with genres and showing you something you haven’t seen before. One of my favourite horror movies in 2022 and a strong recommendation for Jordan Peele fans.

8. The Black Phone

Yes I’ve added another horror to the list. A suburban Colorado town is being haunted by a string of recent child abductions by someone known only as “The Grabber.” The police are no closer to catching anyone when 13-year-old Finney is abducted by the mental Ethan Hawke in his most psycho role yet. Finney awakens in a soundproof basement and starts receiving calls from a disconnected phone by the serial killer’s previous victims.

The Black Phone was such a surprise and everything a great horror movie should be. It’s highly tense the whole way through and the entire cast are phenomenal. This is not surprising when you cast Ethan Hawke because the man just cannot put in a bad performance. He is monstrous, terrifying and will make your skin crawl. The creepy masks only add another layer, giving him an almost animalistic characteristic. The performances of brother and sister, Finney and Gwen, played by Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw are brilliant. Their talent shines through, they had believable chemistry with each other and they’re the reason the audience will become so invested in the story. The Black Phone expertly blends real-world horror with supernatural elements. It’s atmospheric, stressful and the sadistic performance from Hawke will be sure to scare the shite out of everyone.

7. Triangle of Sadness

Triangle of Sadness is grotesque on so many levels, it’s absolutely insane and I loved it. If you haven’t seen it already, fix that now because this is an experience not to be missed. Celebrity couple Yaya (Charlbi Dean) and Carl (Harris Dickinson) are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich. What starts as a picture perfect and most instagrammable voyage on the sea quickly turns sour and ends in the most catastrophic way possible. Now stranded on an island, they must fight for their survival. Sure who wouldn’t want to be stranded on an island with a bunch of self-centred millionaires, what could possibly go wrong in that scenario?

Triangle of Sadness is unique, fun and disgusting all at once. It doesn’t pull its punches when making fun of the model industry, the ultra-wealthy and how they’ve accumulated their wealth. It’s a satirical commentary on class and how the other half live, especially how out of touch with reality they can be. So ultimately when everything starts going catastrophically wrong you can’t help but think “ah sure don’t they kinda deserve it”.

6. Top Gun: Maverick

The Navy’s top aviators are finally back after over thirty years. Join Pete Mitchell (Tom Cruise) and all the other top pilots in their most dangerous mission yet, only this time without the cheesy 80s soundtrack. Maverick finds himself in the unlikely position as a teacher to the best of the best Top Gun graduates for a confidential and highly dangerous mission in “insert generic country here.”

Top Gun: Maverick has taken the franchise to a whole new level. Much like the Mission Impossible movies, it’s kicked it into a new gear and is all about the action. The flight sequences are an exhilarating thrill ride. Adrenaline fuelled, gripping and so well filmed that you will feel like you’re sitting in the jets themselves. Visually epic, and exceeds expectations. Tom Cruise may not be Hollywood’s greatest actor but he’s got one setting that he does better than anyone, and that setting is action man. Despite being nearly sixty he does not shy away from the stunts and in a time where cinemas are struggling I can tell you that Top Gun: Maverick is made for the big screen so I hope all you film fans took the opportunity to see it on the biggest screen possible.

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The Best & Worst Movies of 2020

Well as the end of 2020 draws near it’s time to reflect on the best and worst that cinema had to offer. Unfortunately with one thing and another cinemas didn’t have nearly as much to offer compared to previous years and as I’m not one for using online streaming services the only movies on this shortened list are those that had a cinematic release. There wasn’t near enough to choose from and I barely had enough to make one list let alone two separate lists. Here it is, five of my favourite movies and two of the worst from 2020.

The Good:

5. Uncut Gems

In at number five is another terrific crime thriller from the Safdie Brothers, Uncut Gems, a movie so intense that during a stress inducing final act the fire alarm went off in the cinema and I didn’t even notice until the house lights went up and the movie stopped.

With a role so clearly written for Adam Sandler as the charismatic New York City jeweler, Howard Ratner. A man with a serious gambling addiction spends 135 minutes making a series of incredibly high-stakes bets that could lead to the win of a lifetime. Sandler’s character is so infuriating and unlikable and to see him get himself into constant situations with everything becoming worse and worse is insanely frustrating. Immersive cinema at its best, it grips you and doesn’t let go until it’s over. Uncut Gems definitely stood out as one of 2020’s best movies.

4. Jojo Rabbit

It honestly doesn’t get any quirkier than this and with director Taika Waititi at the helm I’d expect nothing less. Jojo Rabbit is one hell of an emotional roller-coaster and tonally a bit all over the place which will leave most of you an emotional wreck by the time the credits roll.

Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) is dead set on becoming a member of the Hitler Youth during the last years of WWII. When he finds a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) hiding in his home he becomes caught between his moral conscience and his blind nationalism. You’ll be laughing one minute and nearly in tears the next. Jojo Rabbit has more than a few tear-jerking moments, yet the mood will quickly change any time Taika Waititi appears on screen as Adolf Hitler. Yes you read that right, Waititi portrays Jojo’s imaginary friend Hitler. I don’t believe any other person could have gotten away with that and on paper it sounds very strange but trust me on this, it works. It just about finds the balance between political satire and a moving story. Yes it’s a little outrageous at times but the acting from the entire cast is absolutely exceptional. Scarlett Johansson as Jojo’s mother and Sam Rockwell as Captain Klenzendorf give a standout performance, but it’s Roman Griffin Davis who really shines through. A black comedy that will warm your heart and if you missed the chance to see Jojo Rabbit this year I highly recommend it.

3. Tenet

Tenet was supposed to be the movie to save the cinemas and although I was lucky enough to see it twice on the big screen before we all went back into lockdown it wasn’t exactly the expected success at the box office. All I can say is I’m grateful I was able to see Tenet and be part of another mind bending cinematic experience from Christopher Nolan.

A Protagonist armed with only one word, “Tenet” fights for the survival of the entire world. If you really want a taste of what you’re in for then check out the trailer, you’ll still be confused but what can I tell you, it’s a confusing film. It’s got espionage, time travel, John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Kenneth Branagh, Elizabeth Debicki and a little bit of Michael Caine (it wouldn’t be a Nolan film without Michael Caine now would it). What more can I say? Nolan’s originality never ceases to amaze and Tenet has raised the bar for the sci-fi genre. The whole movie is one giant puzzle that demands your full attention. Tenet is original, complex and exceptional. Not afraid to push the boundaries and raise the standard for what comes next.

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Top Ten Best Movies of 2019

It’s that time of year again, to reflect on just some of my favourite films of 2019. I tried to see as many films as possible this year but if there is something I missed I’m not throwing them shade I just didn’t get the chance to see them. Some honourable mentions include Us, Shazam, Toy Story 4 and Can You Ever Forgive Me?

10. Ad Astra

First on the list is Ad Astra, Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) is sent on a mission to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father (Tommy Lee Jones) who went missing on a mission 30 years ago. Gives us something a little different than your typical “let’s explore space” movie with scenes full of tension. I wasn’t always sure what was going to happen next and I was fully engaged with the story. As with a lot of space movies it’s very pretty to look at with a beautiful soundtrack to go with it. Music is essential for any film but space movies particularly needs a memorable score to compliment it. Ad Astra is a lot more emotional than I ever expected it to be and you may leave the cinema feeling sadder than when you went in.

9. Avengers: Endgame

Next in at number 9 is a truly spectacular cinematic achievement with a very satisfying ending and a real sense of closure, Avengers: Endgame. I still remember seeing the first Iron Man movie in the cinema as a teenager and I never would have thought it would bring us here. All the previous Marvel films have led up to this moment and no time is wasted diving straight in. What drives Endgame is the characters we’ve come to know and love over this long journey. I loved Endgame, my heart was racing and I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll cheer along with the film. There’s nothing better than being in a packed cinema screen with die-hard fans of the franchise.

8. The Irishman

Directed by Martin Scorsese and filled to the brim with a standout cast. Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, the list goes on. Spanning decades, The Irishman is told from the point of view of mobster/hitman Frank Sheeran (De Niro). I really loved this film and I urge anyone who has yet to see The Irishman to make the time to see it. Fast-paced, witty with a bit of dark humour thrown into the mix. It feels authentic, it’s unexpectedly emotional and will make you laugh. The acting from everyone is exceptional but particularly Joe Pesci’s performance stole the show for me. Regarding the lengthy running time, I did feel it was a little too long. For the most part I was engaged but in the last act of the film it was starting to feel dragged out. Almost like Scorsese didn’t want it to end, but can we blame him? He’s given us the best performances from De Niro, Pacino and Pesci in years. There was enough material here that this could have easily been a mini-series.

7. The Mustang

The Mustang is a film that may not have been on everyone’s radar but I absolutely loved it and it deserved a place on the list. Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, The Mustang tells the story of Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts). A violent criminal serving his sentence in prison is given the opportunity to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving training wild mustangs. A hugely emotional and touching story, not revealing all the plot details to you right away as the story unfolds. With a spectacular performance from Matthias, he brings this intense performance to life. Often without using dialogue but his overall onscreen presence. A very well told and stripped back story with an absolutely beautiful soundtrack by Jed Kurzel. I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Mustang but it certainly exceeded expectations.

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Top Ten Worst Movies of 2019

Alright here’s a list of my least favourite movies of the year. I just about managed to get to ten this year so either 2019 has been a great year for films or I didn’t get the same use out of my unlimited cinema card compared to previous years. Just don’t expect to see Cats on this list as I avoided that monstrosity like the plague and by all accounts that may have been a wise choice.

10. Glass

I’m sure none of you actually wrote to M. Night Shyamalan requesting a sequel to Split/Unbreakable but if films aren’t part of some franchise anymore will anyone even bother seeing them? The third film in the M. Night Universe, well that is until he decides The Sixth Sense fits into this mess somehow. M. Night is no fool, most of his films (not you Lady in the Water) make a huge amount of money no matter what you think of them. In today’s climate superhero movies and horrors are nearly always a sure thing when it comes to financial success so why not combine the genres and see what you get? The result we’ve gotten is Glass. A film somewhere in the area of better than The Happening but not as good as Split. Glass certainly deserves a place on this list as the only reason anyone should subject themselves to this is for James McAvoy, his performance alone carries the entire movie.

9. Annabelle Comes Home

I don’t know how many Conjuring spin off movies we’re going to get before it finally stops because despite a repertoire of more bad than good horrors, The Conjuring have managed to turn 7 movies into a very successful franchise and I don’t see them stopping any time soon. And sure you’ve got the bad (looking at you Annabelle: Creation) and the really bad (looking at you Valak) but The Conjuring 1 & 2 are entertaining popcorn movies you can sit back, switch off and enjoy. Annabelle Comes Home is not that and if you’ve made it this far without seeing it then do yourself a favour and keep it that way.

8. Aladdin

The lovable street rat Aladdin (Mena Massoud) finds a magic lamp containing a Genie (only instead of Robin Williams we have Will Smith) and cue wishes, songs and a magic carpet. Also featuring Jasmine (Naomi Scott) who not only has more lines but her own song too yey! And Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) who I’m sorry is so bland he manages to be upstaged by a CGI carpet. That’s right the Disney remake parade is still going strong and the sooner it stops the better. Aladdin 2019 is a painful, cringe inducing auto-tuned mess and a dismal attempt to recreate something magical.

7. Dumbo

You’ve seen a horse fly, you’ve seen a dragon fly, you may even have seen a house fly, but you ain’t ever seen an elephant fly. Well you have if you’ve seen the 1941 animated version of Dumbo, but these days Disney insists on remaking all their old classics because they’re all out of ideas, they want to bring in a new generation of fans. In 2019 you can see Dumbo fly all over again in a live adaptation remake. A truly magical moment on the big screen again only with better effects but doesn’t exactly tug at the heart strings like the original 1941 classic. It does not hold up to the original animation, sorry Tim Burton I’m a huge fan and all but this is nowhere near the standard it should have been.

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Top Ten Worst Movies of 2018

You can’t have the good without the bad, so with Top Ten Best Movies of 2018 we have to take a look at some of the rubbish 2018 gave us. Here are a few that didn’t quite make the list but I feel I should mention anyway. Jurassic World: Fallen KingdomOcean’s EightGame Night and Hereditary.


10. The Meg

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Believe it or not I had a certain expectation for The Meg. Yes I know it’s a Jason Statham movie about a deep sea submersible which has been attacked by a 75 foot pre-historic shark previously thought to be extinct. I know it’s not going to be a masterpiece. I went to laugh and be entertained and well if it also featured Jason Statham punching Megalodon then that’s just a bonus. Damn Jason you let me down again. I didn’t expect much, but as far as bad monster movies go The Meg is definitely lacking. It didn’t quite reach the “so bad it’s good” category and honestly took itself way too seriously. I expected a massive shark to spend the majority of the movie chomping on everything and everyone. That’s all I wanted, not too much to ask really. You get exactly what’s advertised only less, ultimately The Meg did not have to try this hard.


9. The Nun

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Come on down to Romania’s scariest castle, join The Nun and all her nun friends in one of this years most over the top horrors. Also featuring a priest with a haunted past, a young nun on the verge of making her final vows and a Frenchman who’s just there for plot reasons. Sent by the Vatican to investigate the mysterious death of a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania. Together they confront a malevolent force in the form of The Nun. Get ready for 96 minutes of creepy exterior shots of the scary castle, then cut to the scary foggy woods surrounding the castle and then to the scary graveyard in the grounds of the castle. It doesn’t take long for The Nun to show up to scare you over and over again. It’s so in your face constantly, practically grabbing you and screaming in your face in the hope of scaring you. The Conjuring movies are entertaining “you get what you pay for” horrors whereas their spinoffs Annabelle and now The Nun are unnecessary horror movies based around minor characters in the Conjuring Universe, nobody asked for their own movie or origin story. We don’t really care where they came from to be honest. They showed up in the Conjuring, did their thing and that’s it. We don’t need to know how the Nun came to be or who she’s killed along the way, not everything needs an explanation. Just take a look at what Prometheus/Alien Covenant did to the franchise. Just because the Nun got some good scares in The Conjuring 2 doesn’t mean the same will translate into a single movie. So please Conjuring Universe can you stop with the spinoffs, somehow they’re getting worse.

8. The Strangers: Prey At Night

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Remember that movie from 2008 where these crazy people broke into a house, killed some people and then left? No? Well here’s the sequel anyway cause why not? Everything is worthy of a sequel these days so let’s join The Strangers on their quest to terrorize and brutally murder more people for an hour and a half. They’re crazy, they wear creepy masks and they kill people. Not much to it so if you’re expecting The Strangers 2 to build enough atmosphere and tension to keep you entertained well don’t.


7. Mile 22

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CIA agent Marky Mark and friends team up to escort a police officer with sensitive information out of the country before the bad guys get him. Mile 22 is the boring escort mission in your standard video game. Dull, predictable and if given the choice you should skip it. The action might have made up for it but unfortunately it was near impossible to make out anything that was happening due to the poor editing/shaky cam. I cannot understand the reason behind this because with a 16 rating it wasn’t to hide the violence it was just a mess. I’m a fan of The Raid, how could you not be, yet Iwo Uwais in Mile 22 was completely wasted. A simple idea that in the right hands could have been a crowd pleasing action flick. Even with the short running time it still felt dragged out and bland. Not recommended, definitely skip this one.


6. Venom


A Marvel fan favourite has appeared on the big screen yet again, it didn’t work the first time and unfortunately it doesn’t work now. If you go to see Venom and take it too seriously you’ll leave disappointed, yet if you go in with low expectations and hope for a few laughs you may still leave disappointed. It’s so ridiculously terrible it has found an audience, and if you don’t believe me just take a look at how it did at the box office, nearly four times it’s budget and it’s still going strong. I didn’t enjoy it, and a lot of other people definitely didn’t enjoy it. But that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it. Maybe when it was compared to being “Catwoman levels of bad” you rushed out to the cinema just to see how bad it really was and you ended up laughing your head off. And all I can say to you people is you are the reason we’ll get a sequel.

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Top Ten Best Movies of 2018

Well I made a list last year so I better continue the tradition. It wasn’t easy to narrow 2018’s greatest down to only ten so some honorary mentions include BlacKkKlansmanGhost StoriesHostilesAvengers: Infinity War and Black ’47.


10. I, Tonya

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Starting off the list we have I, Tonya, done in the style of a documentary and tells the life story of American figure skater, Tonya Harding. Spanning from childhood, to her record breaking triple axel and of course the scandalous incident just before the 1994 Winter Olympics. Margot Robbie will knock your socks off with this performance. She is absolutely perfect for this part. Another stand out performance is Allison Janney as Tonya’s hardass mother, Oscar worthy for sure. Both Robbie and Janney have a wonderful onscreen presence and every scene between them is electric. Perhaps a lot of you already know what happened to Tonya Harding and her future in the sport but I didn’t so not only did I find this film interesting but it’s very entertaining. Trailers often misrepresent biography movies like this, but I, Tonya will not disappoint, the comedy gives it that extra edge and most of you are sure to enjoy it.


9. First Man

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It was interesting to see how Damien Chazelle would take on the moon landing with his last two films being heavily music based. First Man shows us just how good of a story-teller he is. I normally like my space movies with a few aliens thrown in but I was fully invested in this story. I also wouldn’t exactly know many details about the moon landing which may have helped keep me interested. Gosling seemed like a good choice for Neil Armstrong although I found his performance very cold and distant the emotion comes from the rest of the cast, particularly Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong. The attention to detail for the space crafts allows you to become fully immersed. Creating the sensation of claustrophobia, you really feel like you’re in the space craft next to the astronauts.  It’s gripping, emotional and highly recommended.


8. Phantom Thread

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Daniel Day-Lewis is the renowned dress-maker Reynolds Woodcock. Living in 1950s London, his routine life takes a change when he meets his new muse, a young woman named Alma (Vicky Krieps) yet his highly organised bachelor life is soon disrupted by Alma. We’ve had a couple of films this year that decide to take a weird turn in the third act and Phantom Thread certainly went off in an unexpected direction. Not your typical love story. Day-Lewis does it again, giving another brilliant performance. Perfect casting, the chemistry between Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps was exceptional. This one is definitely a slow burner so let yourselves become engrossed in the elegance of Phantom Thread. The level of care in every single shot is mesmerizing, from the cinematography, the lavish dresses and the spectacular score by Jonny Greenwood. There’s no denying Day-Lewis’ performance is perfect and I expect nothing less to be honest. Yet what stood out the most for me was the haunting soundtrack. Absolutely stunning, one of the best film scores in recent years and well deserving of an Oscar.


7. American Animals

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Set in Lexington, Kentucky in 2004. Spencer (Barry Keoghan) and Warren (Evan Peters) are bored with their unremarkable lives and long to experience something more. Spencer takes a tour of his university’s special collections library, home to some of the most valuable and rare books in America and describes this to Warren which sparks the unshakable idea that they could pull off the worlds easiest heist and get away with it. What starts as an idea and just talk becomes more and more real for the students. Yet it soon becomes apparent that pulling off a heist in real life isn’t quite like the movies. A solid main cast that all have great chemistry together, particularly from Peters and Keoghan. I’ll watch Evan Peters in almost anything and his performance in American Animals is wonderful. It’s a chaotic and a nail biting crime movie made all the more intense by the interviews and how all four recount the events in their own way. A dramatic re-enactment with real interviews throughout the entire film really has you invested in the story and if like me you had no idea as to the details of the real heist then it makes for some exciting cinema. It’s a fast paced and highly immersive story with moments of hilarity.


6. Isle of Dogs

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From start to finish I loved every minute of Isle of Dogs. Stop motion brought to a new level, the attention to detail is simply wonderful. Directed by Wes Anderson, you know you’re going to get an off-beat comedy and the laughs just keep on coming. Filled with a star-studded cast, I could list them all but we’d be here all day. Visually stunning and immensely enjoyable. Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs tells the story of 12-year-old Atari Kobayashi and his quest to find his lost dog, Spots. After a serious case of dog flu every single dog has been exiled to trash island to live out the remainder of their lives. Abandoned by their masters and left to die. With the help of a pack of dogs on trash island Atari embarks on a journey in search of Spots. A brilliantly original story, filled with plenty of laughs and made all the better with stop motion.

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Top Ten Worst Movies of 2017

You can’t do a list of the Top Ten Best Movies of 2017 without making a Top Ten Worst list to counteract it and well didn’t 2017 give us some real turkeys. This was definitely not easy to narrow down to just ten so let’s get the honorary mentions out of the way first. They include FlatlinersJigsaw, 47 Meters Down and The Beguiled. If you managed to avoid either of those films congratulations. I know the Emoji Movie made it onto a lot of Top Ten lists this year so if you’re expecting to see it here, don’t because I avoided that movie like the plague and from the sounds of it that was a wise decision.


10. The Justice League

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Coming in at number ten is The Justice League. A superhero movie with absolutely no heart stuffed with a cast that looked like they didn’t want to be there. No effort was ever put in to setting up Justice League so it’s not surprising it turned out the way it did. A dull story with underdeveloped characters all pieced together by an unforgiving amount of CGI I genuinely feel sorry for anyone who went to see this in 3D. Nolan’s Batman trilogy raised the bar and nothing DC has done since has ever come close and Justice League is no exception.

Justice League


9. Unforgettable


Perhaps the most forgettable movie of 2017, maybe you haven’t even heard of it, if that’s the case count yourself lucky. 90% of Unforgettable is Katherine Heigl staring at various people and/or things while ominous music increases in the background gradually becoming more and more menacing just to let you know oh yes she’s the evil one, just look at the way she’s staring at her computer screen while the scary music is being scary. I’m so glad the music came on to let me know she’s evil, otherwise I would have been terribly confused. This movie treats the audience like they’re stupid and as a result you get a lazy, rushed together movie that honestly doesn’t deserve your time.



8. The Mountain Between Us

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Two strangers must work together in order to survive after a plane crash leaves them in the middle of a remote, snow-covered mountain. I wasn’t expecting greatness by any means, it’s a generic story but so badly executed it’s painful to watch. Hard to believe this is Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. In fact it’s hard to believe anything that goes on in this apparent “survival” movie. Do not waste your time on this absolute rubbish. Better yet watch an episode of Bear Grylls instead.

The Mountain Between Us


7. The Bye Bye Man

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Don’t say it, don’t think it, don’t watch it. Seriously don’t watch this movie. I love a good horror movie, I even love a good bad horror movie, unfortunately this is neither. The story is bland, the acting is terrible rendering any potential jump scares pointless. The Bye Bye Man is just one of the many rubbish horror movies we’ve been subjected to this year.

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Top Ten Best Movies of 2017

I’ve compiled a list of my ten favourite movies of 2017.

It wasn’t easy to narrow it down but here it is. There were some unfortunate candidates that didn’t make the cut but certainly deserve a mention. They include The Death of StalinWind RiverThe Big Sick and The Red Turtle.


10. Kicking off the List is The Florida Project

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Coming in at number ten we have The Florida Project, which follows the story of six year old Moonee living in a sleazy motel just outside of Disney World. Her mother is on the verge of poverty, constantly struggling just to keep up with the rent. Directed by Sean Baker and starring Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite and Willem Dafoe. Even the toughest movie fanatics will find it hard not to be reduced to a blubbering mess by the end of it. If interested in reading the full review try the link below.

The Florida Project


9. My Life As A Courgette

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A stop motion animation drama about a young boy who loses his mother and is sent to a children’s home. If you didn’t see My Life As A Courgette then you missed out. I promise not every movie on this list will be a tear-jerker but definitely have the tissues ready for this one.

My Life As A Courgette


8. Handsome Devil

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Directed by John Butler, starring Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine and Andrew Scott. A feel good movie that captures you with a heart warming story. Funny and well written, I’ve yet to meet a person who didn’t enjoy Handsome Devil.

Handsome Devil


7. Good Time

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Robert Pattinson has never shown me he was a great actor until now. A bank robbery doesn’t exactly go according to plan which then sets in motion a chain of events that spiral more and more out of control. Desperate, hilarious and brilliant. Good Time is a gem of a movie, the level of anxiety I felt during this film was incredible, and this wasn’t helped by the stress inducing soundtrack. Gritty crime at its best and worthy of a place in the top ten.

Good Time

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