I don’t want to harp on this again and again, but Hollywood needs to do something about the consistently bad quality of movies that release in the first half of the year. It is a shame that the biggest movie industry in the world — in terms of money — feels so dearth of good ideas in the first few months of any given year. Things obviously improve as the so-called “Oscar movies” start releasing around fall, but what should genuine cinephiles who want to see quality stuff every week do? Sit at home and play old movies and wait for the month of September?
Anyway, we can only hope that things start changing and we get to see more quality movies throughout the year — and not just last few months. For now, let’s look at how this year has been in terms of quality films. The month of July certainly changed things. Mind you, not all of them were home runs. But yes, I liked all the films on this list — some more than others — and loved at least one. With that said, here is the list of best movies of 2017 (so far); it is a good mix of indie and blockbuster movies.
10. Alien: Covenant
‘Alien – Covenant’ is a return to the original essence of the franchise, and even if it may not surpass the original films, it certainly offers a great deal of entertainment, especially when watched on the big screen. Driven by Micahel Fassbender’s terrific performance as a humanoid and director Ridley Scott’s innovative ways to keep the stories interesting, ‘Alien: Covenant’ isn’t path-breaking but it certainly is good one-time watch.