Subject: Re: My Top Ten Films of 2017
On Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 12:35:31 PM UTC-5, Obveeus wrote:
> On 1/2/2018 12:08 PM, Mark Leeper wrote:
> > My Top Ten Films of 2017
> > (film comments by Mark R. Leeper)
> > Once again it is time to pick out what I consider the best of the
> > best films I saw this year and I have to bemoan the fact that I am
> > just not in a position to see all the films that deserve
> > recommendations. I should not call these the top ten films of
> > 2017, but the top ten I have managed to see.
> Have you seen THE BIG SICK? MUDBOUND?
I saw the Big Sick. Haven't seen Mudbound. Big Sick was just a couple of degrees above awful for me.
It was full of moments where I thought, "Okay, it's going to kick in now. No, Now. No, NOW!" But it
didn't. It kept meandering over the same ideas repeatedly, only to suddenly throw in this massive
curve ball in the plot--a kind of WTF-ex-machina--that perfectly solved all the earlier problems.
Since the main character just isn't that funny, it made it hard to buy into a big part of the stand
up comic premise as well. I'm surprised it got as much hype as it did.