The 17 best films of 2017 (according to Courtney Howard)

January 6th, 2018 | Awards Season, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Maybe 2017 felt the need to double down on all the magnificent films 2016 brought us, but this past year was a strong one for cinema. Filmmakers were more eager than ever to craft works of genius that stirred up thought-provoking discussions long after the end credits. And it’s these strong artistic statements and voices that made my personal best list. I’ve hyperlinked my full reviews (where possible) for easier access to ...


The 10 worst films of 2017 – and why it’s necessary to discuss them

January 1st, 2018 | Awards Season, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Balance is an evergreen theme. At the end of each year, we take stock of the bad just as much as the good. Despite the recent outcry railing against it, this is why I’ve always done a separate “Worst Movies of The Year” list – and why I won’t stop doing it. Forgetting about the mistakes of the past leads to history repeating itself. That’s not a good approach for society. Listen, no one ever intends to make ...


The 10 best films of 2017 (according to Preston Barta)

December 25th, 2017 | Awards Season | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Features Editor From a cannibalistic story of sisters to a socially relevant thriller, the year’s best movies brought screenplays to life and gave us material to reflect on. 1. RAW No movie ate at me more this year than French filmmaker Julia Ducournau’s RAW. Her unspoiled film about a young vegetarian who grows an impulsive taste for human flesh isn’t portrayed in the hardcore manner its story suggests, and it’s all the better for it. ...