10. The Disaster Artist
While ostensibly about the making of The Room, aka the worst period movie period ever exclamation point, The Disaster Artist is actually more about the strength of friendship. Dave and James Franco both do a wonderful job of taking characters that could’ve been punchlines, and presenting them as thoughtful, three dimensional creatures.
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Quirk sometimes plays better in a trailer than in an actual film. A bite-size nugget of peculiarity is more palatable than an exhaustive two-hours of it, and while the trailer for Lady Bird suggests a movie full of quirk, there’s that shot from the opening scene where the titular character jumps out of a moving car to end an argument with her mother, but what is truly great about Lady Bird the film is how every single moment is played for honesty over anything else.