As you look at my annual Movie Madness bracket, think of it as a disruptor. Instead of putting together a Top Ten list, it's a lot more fun to put all of the best titles of the year on the table and turn choosing the best into a game. So, here are the 32 films I thought were head-and-shoulders above rest in 2017.
In alphabetical order, my elite eight are The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. My final four are Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project, Get Out and The Shape of Water. And, in my opinion, the two best of 2017 are The Florida Project and Get Out, films with nothing in common except their greatness.
I'll see you at the movies soon. Until then, Happy Holidays!