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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The best movies, for me, are the ones that take you to unexpected places, both through the story, and visually, but also in my own head, making me think and question things I hadn’t considered before. As Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri unfolds it moved in surprising directions, shocked, surprised, and frustrated me. It’s bold, dark, hilarious, harrowing, uncomfortable, brilliant, and a hundred other superlatives I could throw at it, and will easily rank as one of my favorites for the year.