5 Films To See In 2017

>> 2017 is looking great for film so far, Rose Dymock rounds up five films she's most excited for this year...


It’s already out in the US, winning accolades and awards all over the place, but this feels like a film that will become an instant classic. Based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, it follows the story of a young black boy living in America as he deals with the struggles of his homosexuality, as well as growing up in poverty. With three different actors playing Chiron at the different stages of his life, Moonlight feels like an innovative and interesting portrayal of the reality of the life of an outsider.

Released on 17th February
The Belko Experiment

Written by James Gunn, the director Guardian of the Galaxy, The Belko Experiment follows an ordinary work place in America that is suddenly placed in lock down by an unknown group. Forced to turn on each other in order to survive, things soon turned nasty. The Belko Experiment is definitely not a film to take a date to.

Released on 17th March
Free Fire

Ben Wheatley’s newest film has more than a touch of Reservoir Dogs to it, as it follows a gun deal that swiftly turns into a full-blown shoot out in an abandoned warehouse. Set in the 70s in an unknown US city, it features Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson and more flared trousers than you can count. A tense, funny thriller, Free Fire looks set to be one of the most entertaining films of the year.

Released on 21st April

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Picking from where 2015’s The Force Awakens left off, there isn’t a huge amount of plot details around at the moment, but it’s clear that it involves a lot more Luke Skywalker action, as well as being a lot darker than the previous film. And, judging by Rogue One’s recent success, exploring a darker side of the Star Wars universe is always a good thing.

Released in December 2017

The Death of Stalin

Again, not a huge amount of information for this one, but Armando Iannucci’s film about the last few days of Stalin and the impact of his death sounds somewhat grim at first. However, if you’ve ever watched The Thick of It or In the Loop Iannucci’s ability for making politics as ridiculous and petty as possible promises a very entertaining film.

Release Date TBD
I hope you’ve enjoyed my list of films for 2017, and if you want to read more ramblings about films, check out my blog!

By Rose Dymock
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