McCann At The Movies: My Top Five Films Of 2017

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Our movie reviewer, John McCann, picks his favourite movies of the year…

Firstly, to list just 5 great movies in a year is a near impossible task especially when it’s in a year full of quality.

2017 saw more and more reboots, superheroes and franchises (even though not all were bad!) but it also saw some highly original, compelling and exceptional film on show.

Without further ado here are my picks for the best of 2017 (which hopefully contains something for everyone!) in an eventful year in cinema.

5. Logan

A different take on the superhero movie with James Mangold adding extra heartfelt drama and added violence on Hugh Jackman’s final hurrah as the infamous Wolverine. Gives substance to a well told tale. Read my full review here.

4. Paddington 2

A wonderful sequel to the 2014 hit, this Paul King directed film is fun for all the family and will leave you grinning from ear to ear for it’s 105 minute running time. Makes the 2017 best film list quite comfortably. Highly recommended! Read my full review here.

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3. Blade Runner 2049

Maybe a controversial pick this one as it tends to cater for sci-fi fans in the main but this Denis Villeneuve directed feature persists with the same ingredients that made the original such a cult classic but adds his own unique brushstrokes and combined with Roger Deakins breathtaking cinematography serves up one of the years best. Read my full review here

2. Dunkirk

Simply one of the cinematic events of the year. Director Christopher Nolan and a cast that included Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance and Kenneth Brannagh bring this World War spectacle eerily to life. One for the MAXX screening and one that will resonate with the audience long after the end credits. Magnificent! Read my full review here

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1. Get Out

Chilling and highly original horror film from Jordan Peele that would correctly be the “movie of the year” choice of a lot of the cinema going public.

This is a film that will haunt you for days after viewing! My first review to appear on so it will always hold a special (if not scary) place in my heart! Read my full review here.

Honourable mentions go to: The Big Sick, Cardboard Gangsters, Wind River, Detroit and War for Planet of the Apes.

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