My Favorite Films of 2017

I contributed a list of my 20 Favorite Films seen in 2017 to the annual Senses of Cinema World Poll in the form of an illustration scanned & cleaned up in Photoshop. I wanted to have fun with the process this year and didn’t feel much like writing about all the films on my list although there are a few I’d like to discuss further such as A Ghost Story (my absolute favorite of 2017 and made for a pittance) as well as The Levelling, The Square, Daguerrotype, Marjorie Prime, Staying Vertical, A Cure for Wellness and Kong: Skull Island.

I hope my list will encourage someone to seek out a film that they may have overlooked or never heard of.

An alphabetical list (despite the dates, all these films were first released in the US in 2017):
The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015)
Bluebeard (2017)
A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Daguerrotype (2016)
Dearest Sister (2016)
A Ghost Story (2017)
Kedi (2016)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Lady Macbeth (2016)
The Levelling (2016)
Marjorie Prime (2017)
Nocturama (2016)
Personal Shopper (2016)
Rift (2017)
The Shape of Water (2017)
The Square (2017)
Staying Vertical (2016)
The Villainess (2017)
Wormwood (2017)