Quickly soaring to the position of the highest-grossing horror film of all time, It has undoubtedly been one of the best films of the year. An adaptation of the 1986 Stephen King novel of the same name, it follows the “Losers Club” as they battle a mysterious shapeshifting being who transforms into all their worst fears. Guaranteed to give you a few sleepless nights, our top tip is to check out what Bill Skarsgård – who plays the eponymous monster – in real life. No one can be that scared after seeing how much of a babe he is IRL.
7 WONDERS: BEST FILMS OF 2017
The movies we were all trying to illegally stream as soon as they came out…
Showing Robert Pattinson as you’ve never seen him before – apart from, maybe, when he covered our Autumn 17 Issue in that iconic wig – the Safdie brothers directed Good Time is arguably the former Twilight heartthrob’s best film ever. Portraying a social outcast who is chased around the streets of NYC, it’s a gritty and gorgeous film that has wowed audiences this year. But don’t take our word for it, check out what R-Patz had to say about it himself in our Autumn Issue here.
The Disaster Artist
Already picking up nominations for next year’s Golden Globes, The Disaster Artist is undeniably one of the most talked about films of the year, despite the fact it was only released at the beginning of this month. Starring the Franco brothers, it follows the behind the scenes story of the making of the best worst film of all time – Tommy Wiseau’s The Room – and is responsible for why all your film buff mates are now greeting each other with “Oh, hi Mark.”
Another Golden Globes nom, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk has been the reason behind a lot of people ugly crying in the cinema this year. Portraying the evacuation of Dunkirk from three different angles (land, sea and air), it’s a visual masterpiece starring our new fave Fionn Whitehead. One of our favourite films of the year, it’s also our boy Harry Styles’ first foray onto the big screen and therefore ticks all the boxes.
Call Me by Your Name
Based on André Aciman’s 2007 novel, Call Me By Your Name was always destined to be brilliant. The third instalment of director Luca Guadagnino’s Desire trilogy – following 2009’s I Am Love and 2015’s A Bigger Splash – the film follows the relationship between 17-year-old Elio and graduate student Oliver in a beautiful romantic coming-of-age tale. Another one which will have you ugly crying in the cinema, the 10 years it took for the film to be made have ensured it’s one of the best you’ll see for a long, long time.
Like Rob in Good Time, Margot Robbie is showing another side to herself in I, Tonya and we are loving it. Based on the infamous 1994 attack on figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, Margot plays her main rival (and the possible conspirator behind the attack) Tonya Harding. “I read the script and thought it was sheer genius.” Margot told us when we met her for our Autumn 17 Issue. “I also presumed it was fiction. When I discovered it was a true story, I knew it was big.” Funny and thought-provoking, it’s stacked up three Golden Globe noms and we can’t stop watching it.
Probably our ultimate fave film that came out this year, Get Out is an undisputed masterpiece. The directorial debut of Jordan Peele, the film follows Daniel Kaluuya’s Chris who gets swept up in very strange goings on when he goes to meet the family of his girlfriend. Scoring 99% on Rotten Tomatoes (one of only 10 films to do so), it’s been universally praised and we’re tipping it to clear up at next year’s award shows. Literally one of the best horror films we’ve ever seen, if you haven’t already watched it, what the hell are you waiting for?