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The 14 best new TV shows of 2017, ranked

A lot of new TV shows premiered in 2017, and plenty of them are worth your time.<p>Women dominated new shows this year, with several impactful female-driven stories with women of all ages and backgrounds — from Hulu's Emmy-winning "The Handmaid's Tale," to Freeform's "The Bold Type," and USA's "The …

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Has Film Declined In The 21st Century?

<i>Tom Jolliffe on whether standards in film have dropped this century…</i><p>I’ve made passing reference to it before, but the tail end of the year always …

Paul Thomas Anderson

2018 Oscars scorecard: ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Three Billboards’ tie for Best Picture with Phoenix film critics

The Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) had two picks for the best pic of the year: “The Shape of Water” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” …

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Top 10 movies of 2017 - Salon.com

At this point, it’s surprising that California’s current spate of wildfires hasn’t engulfed Hollywood. It’s been that kind of year for Tinseltown; everything has seemed to go up in flames. In the two months since The New York Times’ initial report on Harvey Weinstein’s years of systematic sexual …

Entertainment

Between 'Get Out' and 'Thor', originals and sequels can coexist

With films such "Wonder Woman", "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Last Jedi" lighting up 2017, this year's sequels and reboots might have been better than the originals.<p>Hollywood, eh? It's all sequels and remakes! Where's the imagination?<p>This year at least, it seems a fair bit of the imagination went into …

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Two years after #OscarsSoWhite, a stellar field of actors of color will show us how far we’ve come

It has been two years since #OscarSoWhite became a meme in the collective consciousness of Hollywood and made the motion picture academy the …

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‘Black Mirror’ reflects ‘Twilight Zone’ with fear-inducing, offbeat stories

Lots of TV shows try to be “The Twilight Zone.”Even “The Twilight Zone” tried to be like “The Twilight Zone.” There have been two revivals and a …

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The 21 best movies of 2017

From Lady Bird and Dunkirk to Get Out and The Big Sick, it was an extraordinary year at the movies.<p>In the introduction to her review anthology <i>For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies</i>, the legendary film critic Pauline Kael wrote, “I’m frequently asked why I don’t write my memoirs. I think I have.” She …

Ingrid Goes West

These Are The 11 Best Movies Of 2017

(According to me.)<p>Why wouldn't a year that has had no use for subtlety end with the Los Angeles area literally going up in flames? After all, Hollywood has been on fire, figuratively, since the Harvey Weinstein story broke in early October, and since long-tolerated toxicity in the industry has …

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Michael Moore's Picture of Hollywood is Worth a Thousand Words

This pretty much says it all.<p>Firebrand documentarian Michael Moore is no stranger to controversy, or to letting his opinions be known. He has faced …

Filmmaking

'Mudbound' tops Mark Olsen's 10 best films of 2017

It’s as if the movies answered our call. In a year that has seemed long and confusing, movies became an unexpected centering point, a beacon. As the era of “Peak TV” has toppled over on itself, cinema at least partly took back the reins of cultural conversation. Amid an ongoing onslaught of news …

Bong Joon-ho

The Golden Globes Loves Movies About Racism—When White People Create Them

Martin McDonagh’s <i>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</i> received six Golden Globe nominations this week, tying with Steven Spielberg’s <i>The Post</i> as …

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'Star Wars' director Rian Johnson calls for diversity with a resounding 'Hell yeah!'

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The State of the 2018 Oscar Race

In the zigzagging march of awards season, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be confounding to the layperson. While the public is dutifully awaiting holiday releases, a jumble of groups, each with its own arcane voting system, begins doling out awards—think of caucuses and …

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Tweets, sexual abuse and racial divides shook the entertainment industry and beyond in 2017

It was a year we couldn’t have fathomed, a year of strife and weirdness, a time of wild tweets and endless scandal, when movies gave us reflection, Ken Burns jolted us back to Vietnam, and the entertainment industry was shaken by sexual abuse accusations that raised disturbing questions about …

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The unforgettable films of 2017

<b>Judy Woodruff:</b><p>The holiday season is often a time when people catch up on some of the year’s best work in arts, entertainment and culture. It’s also …

Dee Rees

Weekend Watch: ‘Crown Heights’ Spotlights The Next Wave of Black Acting Talent

<i>Weekend Watch is here for you. Every Friday we’re going to recommend the best of what’s new to rent on VOD or stream for free. It’s your weekend;</i> …

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10 Best Uses of Music in Movies in 2017

Music and film formed a potent partnership over the past 12 months, whether it was Hans Zimmer’s jarring score for Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” …

Music

Pete Hammond’s Notes On The Season: Jeff Bezos Throws A ‘Big Sick’ Party And Praises ‘The Post’ ; Oscar And Tony Winners Pasek And Paul Are Truly The ‘Greatest Showmen’

<b>A column about conversations and events on the awards circuit.</b><p>On Monday after the Golden Globe nominations were announced the six-time nominated <i>The</i> …

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'Call Me by Your Name,' 'The Florida Project' lead Justin Chang's 12 best films of 2017

A lot of walls came crashing down in the American movie industry this year, mostly for the better, though often in ways that made us feel a whole lot worse. The film world, like the greater world that it reflects, has changed irrevocably in the three months since the first wave of sexual-harassment …

Justin Chang

Apple orders a space drama series from the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ showrunner

Let’s be honest: Space fantasies are all the rage right now. <i>Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi</i> is in theaters and there’s a chance it will break …

Star Trek

How Jean-Claude Van Damme Transitioned From Action to Comedy

It’s a return to the Van Dammage of old, with a hearty dose of laughter — intentional, not ironic. The new Amazon series Jean-Claude Van Johnson is a …

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How woke was 2017 at the movies?

<i>Two years after #OscarsSoWhite propelled representation front and center at the Academy Awards, how much progress did Hollywood really make at the movies in 2017 — a banner year for conversations around social change that pushed the culture forward? Times reporters Tre’vell Anderson and Jen Yamato</i> …

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2017 Breakthrough: 'Get Out' Star Daniel Kaluuya

<i>NEW YORK (AP) —</i> When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele’s script for “Get Out,” he had one question: “Are you allowed to make films like this?”<p>Peele …

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Real anxieties in the reel world: Here are Chris Vognar's top 10 movies of 2017

The year's best movies packed a sting of familiarity. Those that weren't ripped from the headlines still managed to engage in a conversation with the …

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10 Wide Releases in 2017 That Exceeded Expectations

While wide releases like <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>, <i>Dunkirk, Baby Driver, John Wick: Chapter 2</i>, and <i>Logan Lucky</i> either met or fulfilled expectations this …

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Best Movies of 2017: 'Lady Bird', 'The Big Sick,' and the other must-see big-screen offerings of the year

Our best movies of 2017.

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'Dunkirk,' 'Call Me By Your Name' top AP's best 2017 films

Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2017.<p>LINDSEY BAHR:<p>1. "Dunkirk": I'm not sure I've ever been so wholly transported by and viscerally engaged in a theatergoing experience as I was watching Christopher Nolan's masterpiece "Dunkirk," …

Timothée Chalamet

The Best Movie of 2017

Another year at the movies has come to an end. As award season gets underway, the best of the best are on our minds! So, we asked Hypable’s writers …

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