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Please check out my Year in Review, with the best movies, DVD & Blu-rays, and performances of 2017, plus guilty pleasures, and the year's worst!

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The Post

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Screenwriter Josh Singer scored with Spotlight (2015), an amazingly smart, suspenseful, balanced newspaper movie with strong characters and a passion for journalism. Though everyone agreed it was a terrific movie, it was also agreed that director Tom McCarthy's visualization was a little on the ordinary side. Steven Spielberg, who I think is unquestionably one of the greatest living filmmakers, has never had such limitations, and he takes Singer's follow-up screenplay The Post — co-written with Liz Hannah — and turns it into a rich, dynamic cinematic tapestry worthy of his best films. It's exciting and essential, and one of my favorite films of 2017. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks share the screen, surprisingly, for the first time ever, as Kay Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, circa 1971, and as executive editor Ben Bradlee... (More)

LIST OF THE WEEK

Top Ten Train Movies

  1. The General
  2. The Lady Vanishes
  3. Runaway Train
  4. Snowpiercer
  5. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
  6. The Darjeeling Limited
  7. Transsiberian
  8. Unstoppable
  9. Murder on the Orient Express
  10. Under Siege 2
MOST POPULAR
  1. Darkest Hour
  2. 2017: The Year in Review
  3. Hostiles
  4. The Post
  5. Bob le Flambeur
  6. Call Me by Your Name
  7. San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards
  8. Phantom Thread
  9. Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
  10. Downsizing
DVD OF THE WEEK
If you're thinking of seeing Fatih Akin's Golden Globe-winning In the Fade, why not go back and check out his earlier, far superior Head-On?

Head-On (2004)

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