25. Eye in the Sky
Helen Mirren in a uniform? Hell yes. Actually, the story is pretty damn interesting and worth debating too.
24. Batman v. Superman (Extended Version)
It's the second best Batman (after Keaton) vs. the best Superman, what's not to like? And it's darkier and knightier, the way we like it! I'm in, I don't care how may plot holes you find!
23. Green Room
This is one mean, nasty, little film.
22. Suicide Squad
Is it a mess? Yes. Do I love it anyway? Yes. Am I always answering my own questions? Fuck off, and take every one of those dull Marvel movies with you.
This is the first appearance of a Danish film on my top 10 lists EVER, since I started doing them officially in 2008. The significance of that can not be overstated.
Guys, the internet and social media are like really dangerous. Then again, every now and then you run into Emma Roberts.
19. Money Monster
That Jodie Foster can put a movie together. Tight little thriller. Reminds you why Clooney and Roberts are movie stars.
18. Der Nacthmahr
This is one freakishly weird German movie.
17. The Monster
Mother. Daughter. Car breaks down in forest. Monster's in the forest. Cue damn fine little thriller.
16. Blood Punch
What a great spin on a familiar concept. It's Groundhog Day with guns and blood!
15. The American Side
Very interesting low-budget neo-noir, detective story. Dense, complicated, challenging.
14. Midnight Special
This is what a grownup science fiction film looks like. Make more. Now.
13. Rogue One
If I redid this list today, I would move Rogue One up to the top 5. I've seen it 5 times now, and it gets better every time.
Sometimes one of those "Oscar bait" movies is just a good, solid flick. That's the case here.
11. War Dogs
Kick ass fun.
Yeah.... How about we all sit down and watch this again? After America flushed itself down the toilet in 2017, the themes of this film are more important than ever.
9. Steve Jobs
An inspired way to tell a fascinating story. Sent from my iMac.
8. The Big Short
Also an inspired way to tell a fascinating story! Hey, some of these Hollywood guys know what they're doing!
7. Mr. Right
Anna Kendrick. Sam Rockwell. Naughty. Adorable. Fucking cool. Both of them. This film is grotesquely re-watchable.
6. The Automatic Hate
Boy, this was a tough little movie. That dinner scene....
Never mind that it's about lesbians, this is a beautiful, delicate romance that can be universally enjoyed.
4. The Nice Guys
Shane. Effing. Black. If you don't like this film, you're a fucking loser.
A heartbreaking, gorgeous, gem of a science fiction film.
We don't deserve movies this good. Humanity, I mean.
1. Too Late
Flawed perfection and messy precision. A film that grows when you rewatch it and really figure out how it all fits together.
Yay, I did it!
Here's the thing: I actually use these blogs myself for reference during the year, so I've really missed having them online. I'm gonna have to do better in 2017. And on the plus side: It's gonna be hard to do worse.