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No Fishing Today - what’s your favourite film of 2017?

I feel like something different this morning, and films (which I refuse to call movies) are a real passion of mine. Because I am a bloke I can’t help but formulate the things I am interested in into lists, whether it be the top five lure rods I have fished with, my top ten black metal albums of all time, etc. - and in this case I thought it might be a bit of fun to think about the best film I have seen this year, and then if you would be so inclined you could reply in the comments section below with the best film or films you have seen in 2017………..

And just so you know, I can’t stand anything Star Wars, I despise superhero films save for the outstanding and gloriously subversive sendups that are Kick Ass and Deadpool, I never really got Blade Runner, and there are a number of films that were released in 2017 which I haven’t seen yet but can’t wait to - Dunkirk, It, etc.

One of the best films I have seen in the last few years was the truly immense Sicario, and close behind that was Hell or High Water - both these were written by a guy called Taylor Sheridan, and when I saw online that he was going to be both writing and directing his first major film I was intrigued. For me the end result was the best film I have seen this year and I can’t wait to buy the BluRay so that I can watch it again - Wind River is my top film of 2017. There are any number of standout scenes in the film, the script is sublime, the cinematography is breathtaking, and there was one scene in particular that just floored me with how subtly powerful and emotional it was with the outstanding yet understated acting. What a film.

Aside from me needing to be thrashed for not having seen It and Dunkirk yet, are there any standout films from 2017 that I need to see? I do love my films and I watch what I can, but there are surely a few gems that I have gone and missed. Have you seen Get Out by the way? Another outstanding film that I bet slipped under a few radars…………...