Reinier’s Favorite Films of 2017

Presented to you in video form

When I decided to make a video where I edited together my favorite films 2017, the original plan was to keep the number of films down to a nice and tidy twenty-five films. When I found that too hard, the number shifted to thirty, but because my self-control is terrible, the video you find below has a whopping thirty-two films in it. And even then, there are still some films I’d like to have included (looking at you, A Ghost Story and Molly’s Game). Still, I think these films showcase how diverse this year has been in terms of worthwile films. With a selection including a super stylish (and widely derided among the rest of the Lewton Bus staff) cold war spy thriller, a bunch of A + superhero films, a grueling Dutch religious neo-western and everything in between.

So here they are, my favorite films (that received some form of release this year in The Netherlands, hence the inclusion of some prestige-y 2016 flicks) of 2017, in random order.

  • Really nice work! Just grabbed some rentals for stuff I haven’t seen yet. “Brimstone” is clearly visually amazing, I’m excited to see it. Don’t think I’d even heard of it. “Loveless” isn’t here yet, but I’d forgotten that I have “Leviathan” in the pile somewhere so I’m gunna watch that right away. And I’ve been hearing about “Bad Genius” forever but not yet from a trusted voice.

    Also, great music choices.

    • Courgette

      Thanks! Brimstone is… something. It’s clumsy and a bit misguided in parts, but I adore it for how ambitious and intense it is. It’s definitely not for everyone though, let me know what you think of it!

  • I said it earlier, but I’m really happy to see BAD GENIUS in this. It was in the running for my own list, and it deserves recognition.

  • jeves23

    Nice work. There are a couple of films in there that I hadn’t heard of before, and a few that I have yet to see, but of the ones I have seen I really like your choices. Good work with the song choices, too!