Aren's Top 10 Films of 2017

From Dunkirk to Blade Runner 2049 and The Lost City of Z, Aren offers up his top films of 2017.

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Roundtable: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Episode II

The Brothers continue their discussion of The Last Jedi, focusing on its premise, what it does with the Force, the new characters, and the big death.

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Roundtable: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Episode I

The Brothers begin their discussion of the divisive new film in the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi, focusing on shattered expectations, connections to the Original and Prequel Trilogies, and the film's controversial choices.

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is as shamelessly manipulative and formulaic as a Hallmark picture, but at least those films are self-consistent.

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Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is funny and thoughtful with moments of arresting pathos, but it's also a little confounding.

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Review: Justice League (2017)

Justice League is merely good, while aspects of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the presence of both Whedon and Snyder suggest that it could’ve been great.

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Review: 11/8/16 (2017)

There’s no good reason for 11/8/16 to exist in this moment, beyond our obsessive need to relive past trauma with no desire to learn from it.

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A Few Thoughts on Defamiliarization in Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge

Featuring various techniques of defamiliarization, Hacksaw Ridge is war film that is both conventional and original, and, ultimately, deeply affecting.

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Ozark is Compelling Second-Tier TV

Neither as slick and enthralling as Narcos, nor as well-shot or well-acted as Bloodline, Ozark is still surprisingly capable and sometimes excellent. This is solid second-tier TV.

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