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Jul012017

C O N S I D E R - Favorites of 2017, 2nd Qtr

THE YEAR'S FIRST HALF IS OVER! But rather than wait for this "halfway mark" for year in review listicles we started at the end of the 1st quarter so you'll have to combine those lists (movies / actresses / actors) with the highlights from your host's April through June screenings for a complete "halfway mark" take. Got it? Unlike many critics orgs and the Oscars, The Film Experience believes that moviegoing is a 12 month long activity and each month can hold worthy efforts.  Here are 4 or 5 highlights of what we've seen the past three months per Oscar category in alpha order. (If a movie has an asterisk beside it is has not yet been released). How will they measure up to what's still to come?

Key movies I regret missing this quarter: Beatriz at Dinner, Gifted, Manifesto, and Their Finest

PICTURE and/or DIRECTOR and/or SCREENPLAY
(i couldn't decide which to cut so this first grouped selection is 6 wide)


BABY DRIVER (Edgar Wright)
THE BIG SICK (Michael Showalter)
THE LOVERS (Azazel Jacobs)
LOST CITY OF Z (James Gray)
THE WEDDING PLAN (Rama Burshtein)
WONDER WOMAN (Patty Jenkins)

Lots more after the jump...

CINEMATOGRAPHY

BABY DRIVER (Bill Pope)
THE BEGUILED (Philippe le Sourd)
THE HERO (Rob Givens)
THE LOST CITY OF Z (Darius Khondji)
TOM OF FINLAND* (Lasse Frank Johannesen) 

COSTUME DESIGN

THE BEGUILED (Stacey Battat)
BLAME* (Celeste Montalvo)
MY COUSIN RACHEL (Dinah Collin)
TOM OF FINLAND* (Anna Vilppunen)
WONDER WOMAN (Lindy Hemming)

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN 

ALIEN COVENANT (Chris Seagers)
THE BEGUILED (Anne Ross)
LOST CITY OF Z (Jean-Vincent Puzos)
MY COUSIN RACHEL (Alice Normington)
WONDER WOMAN (Aline Bonetto)

VISUAL EFFECTS 

ALIEN COVENANT
BABY DRIVER
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 
WONDER WOMAN

MAKEUP AND HAIR

 

THE BEGUILED
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2
THE LOST CITY OF Z
MY COUSIN RACHEL
WONDER WOMAN

SOUND 

BABY DRIVER
THE BEGUILED
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2
THE WALL 

EDITING 

ALIEN COVENANT (Pietro Scalia)
BABY DRIVER (Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss)
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 (Fred Raskin & Craig Wood)
THE LOVERS (Darrin Navarro)
SWEET VIRGINIA* (Duff Smith)

ORIGINAL SCORE 

LOST CITY OF Z (Christopher Spellman)
THE LOVERS (Mandy Hoffman)
SATURDAY CHURCH* (Nathan Larson) 
WONDER WOMAN (Rupert Gregson-Williams)

 

Do you have any favorite visuals or film music from the past three months? Do you think any of your favorites from the year's first half will make your top ten at year's end? 

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Reader Comments (21)

Alien Covenant for score. That Prometheus theme is so underrated. An actual hummable theme.

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTr

No Personal Shopper for anything?

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Colossal and Free Fire are on my top five.
Lost city of Z and Baby Driver I Will watch till the end of July.

But I LOVE your top 6. 😍❀ Probably my list will be very close to yours.

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJon

I know everyone feels that Betty Gabriel is the Supporting Actress standout in Get Out but being unfamiliar with Alison Williams made her role all that much more powerful to me,It maybe cos i'm from UK and she's unknown here but she really blew me away,some of her line readings are chilling.

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarkgordonuk

No Logan, Get Out, or Okja?

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterConMan

Did you see "A Quiet Passion"?!

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

ConMan:

Logan and Get Out are from the first quarter. Okja is from the second half of the year.

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTheBoyFromBrazil

oh.

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterConMan

To your question. NO 😎😎😎

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commenternatalie

I watched Colossal today, and it was unlike anything I was expecting. I loved it, but I'm not sure about the whole white savior part of it.

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbeyaccount

If Baby Driver doesn't AT LEAST get an Editing nod, there is no justice in the world.

July 1, 2017 | Unregistered Commentereurocheese

Just saw The Beguiled. You give it much more kudos than I would. I favor the Clint Eastwood version. Maybe because I knew the ending I was less impressed.
I did like Kristin Dunst quite a bit. Kidmsn and Farrell were adequate in their parts.

July 2, 2017 | Unregistered Commenternatalie

Baby Driver hopefully gets a sound editing Oscar nod. Golden Globe Comedy/Musical and Actor Comedy/Musical would be good too if they go that route.

July 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

The standout of the first half is easily "Get Out" for me. However, of everything (including things yet to be released) I've seen so far this year, it's going to be hard to top "Call Me By Your Name." I am obsessed with that film.

July 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

everyone -- GET OUT, PERSONAL SHOPPER, etcetera were in the first quarter list linked at the top of this.

July 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Personal Shopper
Get Out
Beatriz at Dinner
It Comes at Night
The Lost City of Z
Maudie

:)

July 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRod

So far, the only films I've seen with potential to end in my top 10 of the year, are...

1. Colossal
2. T2: Trainspotting
3. Get Out

I'm surprised for how underrated Colossal and T2 are. Embarrassing.

July 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJesus Alonso

My top 5 so far are:

Your Name (Yes. It was eligible for awards last year. Don't care. Wasn't released in US till April)
The Lost City of Z
The Big Sick
Personal Shopper
Their Finest

July 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterchasm301

It's troubling that neither "Beatriz at Dinner?" nor "Get Out" were mentioned. They're not just two of the most masterful films so far this year, they're the most important, considering the situation in our country.

July 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJosh Spice

I am confident that"Get Out" will be remembered this coming award season.

http://residentfilmsnob.blogspot.com/2017/03/get-out-by-jordan-peele-2017.html

July 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJosh Spice

I don't know where I should post this, but I'm thinking that a lot of us are underestimating Daniel Craig for supporting in Logan Lucky.....just a hunch. Thoughts?

July 11, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfilmboymichael

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