Even before landing a gig as one of Indiewire's top critics, David Ehrlich has had an annual tradition of recapping his picks for the year's tops films via video. The former Rolling Stone writer certainly has a knack for combining the visual with the musical, and this year's effort is no exception.
As any avid movie-goer could tell you, 2017 was an incredibly strong year for film. So, with the opportunity to catch many (if not all) of the year's best offerings, Ehrlich had a lot of options to whittle down for his top 25. While we don't necessarily agree with the order of his picks, it's hard not to agree with the way in which he's presented them. Deftly spliced together, the montage comprises a narrative of its own. Plus, it's got some kick-ass tunes.
"Continuing a new tradition that seems well-suited for a time when everything feels slightly out of focus and it’s hard to get a grasp on the big picture, I’ve distilled each of my 25 favorite films of the year into a single memorable moment," Erlich writes in his accompanying article. "Continuing a different, slightly older tradition, I’ve also edited those moments into a giant supercut that looks back at the year in cinema and counts down my personal highlights."
Check out the video and a list of his selections below.
Call Me by Your Name - Luca Guadagnino
Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan
A Ghost Story - David Lowery
Personal Shopper - Olivier Assayas
The Florida Project - Sean Baker
Columbus - Kogonada
Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig
The Post - Steven Spielberg
Faces Places - Agnes Varda and JR
Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson
A Quiet Passion - Terence Davies
Okja - Bong Joon Ho
Wonderstruck - Todd Haynes
Good Time - The Safdie Brothers
The Beguiled - Sofia Coppola
Get Out- Jordan Peele
Thelma - Joachim Trier
The Big Sick- Michael Showalter
Foxtrot - Samuel Maoz
A Fantastic Woman - Sebastián Lelio
Lady Macbeth - William Oldroyd
Mother!- Darren Aronofsky
Baby Driver- Edgar Wright
The Lure - Agnieszka Smoczynska
All These Sleepless Nights - Michal Marczak
Agree with Ehrlich's ranking? Which of your 2017 favorites did he miss? Let us know in the comments.
Source: David Ehrlich