Best Movies of the 2010s
#8 – Get Out (2017)
Jordan Peele’s Get Out is one of two directorial debuts in my top ten. Peele displayed such an expert command of the medium right out of the gate. I imagine he picked up a lot of these instincts on the set of Key & Peele (where he was a writer but not a director), because that show often toed the same line of comedy and surreal horror.
Next up in my 2017 film recap is a group of films I’m labelling ‘Awards Contenders.’ These movies are either winning or at least in the conversation for the various critics prizes, Golden Globes, SAG, PGA, DGA, WGA, Oscars and you get the idea.
Studios often hold these award-bait movies until the very end of the year, so I still have quite a few to catch up on, including Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying and Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name.