Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
The Hollywood News Writers’ Top Movies Of 2017: It’s always difficult putting together these end of year lists. The main reason we don’t usually post a best in show at the end of the year is because it’s rather difficult to know where to draw the lines of terms of what should and shouldn’t be included.
We’re lucky enough to attend some of the big film festivals around the world every year, and some films we see don’t necessarily release in the same calendar year as we see them. It would be easy to simply say that our best of 2017 is made up of motion pictures released during the year January 1st to December 31st, but which release schedule do we use? I will give you an example. The most sensible system to abide by would be the UK calendar, but that would mean films like La La Land and Manchester By The Sea.
Win A Family Four Pack Of Passes To The Advance Screening Of Paddington 2 In St. Louis: Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.
While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.
The Truffles – The 2017 HeyUGuys Alternative Movie Awards: Welcome to the annual HeyUGuys alternative movie awards – The Truffles 2017!
As is tradition we asked our writers to give their own bespoke awards of the year, and the are collected here as a choice selection of celebrations and condemnations. The very best of the year lining up against the critical wall with the very worst. These are the films we loved and the ones we hated, the performances that flew under the radar and those which were off the charts awful. We are shining our spotlight on the good, the bad and the emoji movie.
In every year there is much to enjoy, and we firmly hope that some of these choices will prompt you to catch up with the hidden gems of the year. We also hope to steer you away from some of the poorest offerings in the annual basket.
Online Critics Top Ten: Get Out voted Best Film of 2017 by online community: In 2015, Mad Max: Fury Road won our HeyUGuys poll by One Vote. That’s a scenario we never thought would play out again, but this year’s race was again tightly contested with two films battling it out for the number 1 spot; Dunkirk and Get Out.
It wasn’t until the last of the 187 entries was counted that we had a winner, and in the end it was Jordan Peele’s directorial debut – which 93 writers had in their top 10 lists – that won out over Christopher Nolan’s war epic. It’s official – Get Out is the best movie of 2017.
Check out the full breakdown below… and click here to see the winners from previous years.
The Top Ten 1. Get Out – 93 votes
2. Dunkirk – 92 votes
3. La La Land – 69 votes
4. Blade Runner 2049 – 63 votes
5. Paddington 2 – 62 votes
6. Moonlight – 59 votes
7. Logan – 54 votes
8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – 52 votes
9. Call Me By Your Name
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations:
The London Critics’ Circle Film Awards nominations have been announced and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads the way.
Awards season is in full swing and all the top contenders from 2017 are jostling for position, hoping to land a few lucrative wins and nominations.
A place that all the main Oscar threats will have wanted to be named is at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, which have just announced their nominees.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has managed to snag the most nominations, earning seven in total, including best picture, director, and actress for Frances McDormand.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread followed behind with six nominations, as did the film Lady Macbeth.
The full list of nominees can be seen below and the winners will be announced on January 28, 2018.
Film of the year
The Florida Project
God’s Own Country
‘Three Billboards’ Tops London Critics’ Circle Film Award Nominations: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads the pack of films going into the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.
Martin McDonagh’s drama earned seven nominations in the announcement made Tuesday, including best film, director, screenwriter, actress for Frances McDormand and supporting actors for both Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson. William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread follow closely behind with six nominations apiece, while Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, Paddington 2 and God’s Own Country emerged with five noms each.
‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Lead London Critics’ Circle Nominations: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” led the field as the London Film Critics’ Circle announced the nominees for their annual awards Tuesday morning. Martin McDonagh’s debate-stoking dark comedy scored seven nominations, including bids for Film, Director and Actress of the Year, and repeated its recent SAG double-dip in the supporting actor category.
Close behind, with six nods apiece, were Paul Thomas Anderson’s late-breaking “Phantom Thread” and home-grown arthouse hit “Lady Macbeth.” The latter’s nominations came primarily in the Circle’s British/Irish categories, though breakout star Florence Pugh did snag an Actress of the Year nod, alongside Frances McDormand, Sally Hawkins, Isabelle Huppert and Annette Bening.
“Three Billboards,” “Dunkirk” and recent Bifa champ “God’s Own Country” all scored in both the Film of the Year and British/Irish Film of the Year category, with wild card “Paddington 2” rounding out the latter field.