After decades spent watching male superheroes suit up, women finally got to see an ass-kicking icon of their own take the lead. Princess Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta, was a hit.
Jordan Peele's brilliant and disturbing horror movie, a commentary on racism in America, was hugely successful: he made it for just $4.5 million and it grossed more than $254 million worldwide.
Ansel Elgort plays a getaway driver with a conscience in this high-energy movie that features a stellar soundtrack.
Call Me By Your Name
Luca Guadagnino directed this gorgeous adaptation of André Aciman's 2007 novel, about a relationship between a 17-year-old (Timothée Chalamet) and his father's older assistant (Armie Hammer).
This box-office hit stars Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish as four friends who travel to New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival. It's the comedy of the year, generating Oscar buzz for Haddish.
Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, starring Saoirse Ronan as the title character, is heartbreaking, heartwarming, and just plain wonderful.
The movie may not be as scary as you wanted it to be (it's actually kind of funny), but it's not easy to sit through, either. Pennywise still kills children, you know?
Jennifer Lawrence's latest is not everyone's cup of tea—in fact, audiences seemed to hate it—but it wins points for getting people to talk about the environment.
It's not perfect, plot-wise, but it's perfect, Francis-McDormand-wise. She plays Mildred Hayes, a Missouri mom who puts pressure on her local police chief to solve her daughter's murder by renting three billboards. "Raped while dying," the first one reads. "And still no arrests?" "How come, Chief Willoughby?"
The Florida Project
Sean Baker's coming-of-age story follows six-year-old Moonee, who lives with her mom in a budget hotel just outside of Disney World. The performances in this movie are phenomenal.
Margot Robbie is a revelation as Tonya Harding, the figure skater whose career ended when she was implicated in the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan, in this black comedy directed by Craig Gillespie. Also spectacular: Allison Janney as Tonya's mom, LaVona Golden.
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