Our favorite movies of 2017! (PODCAST)


I’m back on the What Does It Matter? podcast to talk about our favorite movies of 2017 as well as everything I saw last year! You can listen below or download by searching WDIM in your podcast app of choice! You can find WDIM on Facebook and Twitter, too! Drop some review love on Facebook and iTunes!

Here’s a list of the movies I saw that came out in 2017. Some I saw at home, some on the plane and some at the theater, and in the case of the latter… Here’s the deal: I get to go to the movies when I have free time, so I just see whatever starts when I get there. This means I see a lot of junk, but I’m not complaining – going to the movies ROCKS.

TOP OF THE HEAP: All five of these movies get a recommendation from me. They are not ranked, they’re all great.
I, Tonya
Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri
Blade Runner 2049
Get out

MEH: movies without huge flaws, but nothing special
American Assassin
Atomic Blonde
Brigsby Bear
Battle of the Sexes
King Arthur Legend of the Sword
Kong Skull Island
Baby Driver

Beauty and the Beast

GOOD, NOT GREAT: people like these movies a lot more than i do
The Disaster Artist
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Big Sick
Thor Ragnarok
Wind River
Wonder Woman
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
The Lego Batman Movie

Ingrid Goes West

All the Money in the World – the pace of the first act is so slow
The Post – they needed to make choices concerning what and who this movie is about and they didn’t. The first act is soooo slow.
Murder on the Orient Express – the movie comes to a grinding halt when the train does. It picks up a little at the climax.

The House – sooooooo terrible

Notably absent:
Cure for Wellness
Phantom Thread
Shape of Water
Call me by Your name
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
The Florida Project
Lady bird

I refuse to see The Greatest Showman: the man owned slaves and did terrible things to animals. He was not a champion of the oppressed – he was the opposite, he was an oppressor. If they made this movie about a fictional character, i probably would have went, but pretending a real person was something he wasn’t just isn’t the sort of movie that’s getting my money.


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