My Favorite Films of 2017

15. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) [USA]

14. Shock Wave (拆彈專家) [Hong Kong/China]

I was so emotionally involved with this one.

13. Get Out [USA]

I’d like to remind people that our world does not revolved around the US and their taste of what’s good or bad.

12. Dunkirk [UK/USA]

I find it extremely hilarious that there’s a lot of Little Fresh Meat [1] going on here, but no one seems to care about it. I almost hated my movie experience because of the fans of certain Little Fresh Meat that thought would be cool to step on empty seats to take a picture with the screen while their bias was on.

11. Lipstick Under My Burkha [India]

The MUCH controversial Indian film [1]. But LOL, then came Padmavati x’D [1][2][3][4]

You can check out the film on Einthusan with English subtitles.

10. Bad Genius (ฉลาดเกมส์โกง) [Thailand]

Honestly, I didn’t know I could be sitting so at the edge of my seat with a nerd ‘heist’ movie about taking exams with no explosions. Plus, Chanon Santinatornkul was so hot; and model-actress Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying reminded me SO much of Yu Aoi at times… but you know, way taller.

Also, LOL, Thai names still make me cry.

9. Meri Pyaari Bindu (मेरी प्यारी बिंदु) [India]

Oh, man~ so many people seem to hate this movie, even though is so good. It’s no secret that despite everything, my filmi heart belongs to Parineeti (in her current crop of actresses— everyone knows my heart belongs to Tabu LOL). And I’ve already forgotten all about Vicky Donor and Hawaizaada (kinda), so all is forgiven with Ayushmann Khurrana. But I totally get that people wanted and are accustomed to happy endings, but it IS its ending that makes Meri Pyaari Bindu great and memorable. It just hits you right there in your bobo.

Spoilerific song is spoilerific, but oh, the feelings~

Check out the series of trailers, if you feel more like it.

You can try Einthusan for the film.

8. Logan [USA]

X-Men had always been my franchise bias for the history I have with it since my VHS copy of X-Men: Pryde of the X-Men. Through my late childhood with Fox Kids, queuing for the first X-Men movie 17 years ago… I’ve had a lot of build-up. So, yeah. I was quite emotional.

7. Lady Bird [USA]

Honestly, I wanted to be the jerk who didn’t LOVE Lady Bird [haha, thank you, Agos, for taking the burden off]. I certainly have a love-hate relationship with anything Greta Gerwig does, but Lady Bird hit me in the timeline. I was a girl in a religious school who hated her city, and graduated around 2002-2003 to leave far away. I didn’t leave to get away from my parents, but I did leave. So all that push and pull with Laurie Metcalf and her goodbye, it reminded me of my own “this is where I leave you.

I did get that one letter, though.

6. Bareilly Ki Barfi (बरेली की बर्फी) [India]

It’s been a really really REALLY long time since I liked a straight rom-com. Make my heart flutter with no twists of the genre. So after her excellent debut with Nil Battey Sannata, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari continues to impress with Bareilly Ki Barfi, which also features Ayushmann. I’m telling ya, all forgiven. Also, Rajkummar Rao had an incredible year this 2017 with Newton, Trapped and his online series Bose: Dead or Alive [1]. In here, he’s hilarious. And Kriti Sanon is, in K-pop lingo, girl crush material.

You can try checking out Einthusan.


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:

    glad I saw The Villainess in theaters…and eventually caught Get Out on DVD. haven’t seen much new besides blockbusters, which I do like now and then, but I’d need to see more from this year to have perspective to make a top 10

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