Here are my top 5 movies for 2017 (of the 102 I saw at the cinema). What are yours?
DON’T TELL – With help from a local lawyer, a young abuse survivor finds the courage to speak out when having a voice is her only option. *****
GET OUT – It’s time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend’s parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare. *****
THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE – The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion. *****
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME – In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen-year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape. ****½
DETROIT – Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds. ****½