With 2017 rapidly disappearing in the rear-view mirror and awards
season recently moving into full swing, the next several months will
feature plenty of polite applause, disgruntled loser's faces and plenty
of back-slapping as Hollywood congratulates itself while celebrating the
last year in cinema.
As those involved in the industry decide
among themselves which movie, writers, actors, actresses, editors,
composers, costume designers and more are deemed to be remembered as
2017's best, the rest of us will reflect on the last twelve months in a
slightly different way; with year-in-review lists that delve into the
minutiae of 2017, both the very best and horrifying worst. Obviously.
are few that will likely remember 2017 as an important year in the
history of cinema, in front of the camera at least, but that's not to
say it was dull. The last twelve months have shown Hollywood at its most
over-indulgent and excessive, yet also at its most creative and
imaginative with pretty much everything in between.
It wasn't great, but
it wasn't too terrible either. Last year in a nutshell, pretty much.
Hopefully those in the industry will have learned a few new lessons to
take with them into the rest of 2018, because we definitely picked up on
a few things.
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