Top30 Favorite Film Discoveries of 2017

Happy new year, everyone! Here’s to a 2018 with more writing and more movies. Looking back at my movie-watching last year, I don’t think I watched too many films from the West, so this list seems incredibly unbalanced.

I did manage to cut down my To-Watch list by half, though, which is like a first in many-many years of movie-watching [1][2]. I didn’t want to be that person who keeps on adding to the list, but never actually gets to watch stuff. My hope this year, besides managing to find time to watch more films, is to cut down that watchlist by -at least- 25 titles.

30. Fresa y Chocolate

One’s the son of the revolution, the other a raging homosexual artist that often runs in trouble with the authorities.

29. Mera Naam Joker (मेरा नाम जोकर)

Where did those days go?
They used to say that
they will lay their eyes in your path;
No matter where you live,
I’ll love you for my entire life.
I won’t be able to forget you.
Wherever my feet had landed,
this friend of yours has prayed for you.

Smile like you mean it~

28. Cronos

QEPD, Federico Luppi.

27. Whisper of the Heart (耳をすませば)

Studio Ghibli catch up~

26. Exiled (放·逐)


YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

3 Responses

  1. Diandra says:

    Kinoshita’s version of Ballad of Narayama is so amazing

    • Amy says:

      I had a hard time placing contemporary Japan with the idea of leaving their parents to die in the mountains. And the teeth. O_O

  1. January 6, 2018

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