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The 10 Best Films of 2017

Another year, another 10 movies that define why we love cinema. 2017 was such a strong year for film releases that many excellent movies failed to make our Top 10.

Honorary shout-outs then to such must-sees as Wind River, IT, Mother!, Una, A Silent Voice and Wonder Woman. Great movies all, all pipped to the post by the titles below.

Whatever brow-furrowing misbehaviour 2018 brings, one sliver of good news is that cinema should remain in fine shape. From what we saw at the London Film Festival in October, at least three five-star movies will be released next year.

But, without further ado, here is Electric Shadows’ 10 Best Films of 2017…

  1. Brawl in Cell Block 99

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Director: James Mangold

Writers: James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Green, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook

Cert: 15

Running time: 137mins

Year: 2017

What’s the story: In a crumbling America of the future with most mutants gone, Logan (Jackman) ekes out a living as a limo driver. He also cares for an ailing Charles Xavier (Stewart) who he has stashed south of the border. Into Logan’s world comes mysterious 11-year-old girl Laura (Keen), fleeing various shadowy agencies and who Charles insists Logan must protect.

What’s the verdict: For Hugh Jackman’s final outing as adamantium-skeletoned, razor wielding grumpy boots Wolverine, the strapping Aussie has used all the luminosity of his star wattage to do it his f*ck...

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Logan – The Electric Shadows Podcast

In episode 19 of The Electric Shadows Podcast, Rob Daniel & Rob Wallis get all X-cited about Logan, Hugh Jackman’s swansong to the X-Men franchise. And spoiler alert, this Wolverine can really cut it in a film that boasts amazing action, genuine emotion and a chilling vision of where Donald Trump’s America is heading. Rob & Rob also pour a tidal wave of indifference on the new Pirates of the Caribbean trailer (shitter me timbres) and Rob D explains why the live action Ghost in the Shell could be anime-zing.

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Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters - Quad posterDirector: Thor Freudenthal

Cast: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Douglas Smith, Jake Abel, Anthony Stewart Head, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Fillion, Leven Rambin

Cert: PG

Running time: 106mins

Year: 2013

The lowdown: A surprise second helping of the Harry Potter-esque saga, this time seeing half-human/half god Percy and his pals searching for the Golden Fleece. But, like Jason and his Argonauts, the quest for the fabled blanket is beset by fantastical beasties. Good family fun that zips along at a brisk pace, but has lost some of the big name stars from the constellation that made up the first Percy Jackson adventure.

Percy Jackson - Sea of Monsters - Lerman, Jackson, DaddarioPercy Jackson - Sea of Monsters - Cronos

The full verdict: 2010’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief was a passable attempt to fill a rapidly approaching Harry Potter shaped...

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