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Slant’s Top 25 Films of 2017

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Slant’s Top 25 Films of 2017

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Slant’s Top 25 Films of 2017

From Chuck Bowen’s introduction to Slant Magazine’s Top 25 Films of 2017: “Cinema is an art of collaborative effort that speaks implicitly and often explicitly of the values of community, which often seemed in short supply this year. We live in an age in which articles are written daily on the need for “checking out” of online culture, so that we may disconnect from the bombardment of grotesqueries that keep us in an emotional tailspin. Both coincidentally and by pop-cultural osmosis, many of the year’s best films ask how deeply we may be permitted to check out and how far we should risk and extend ourselves for the prospect of personal and social rehabilitation.” Click here to read the feature and see if your favorite films of the year made our list. And see below for a list of the films that just missed making it onto our list, followed by our contributors’ individual ballots.

Kristen Stewart-Starring Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas Gets Trailer

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Kristen Stewart-Starring Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas Gets Trailer

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Kristen Stewart-Starring Personal Shopper by Olivier Assayas Gets Trailer

According our Cannes correspondent, Sam C. Mac, “no other film at Cannes this year has had quite the same shock of the strange” as Oliver Assayas’s Personal Shopper. The film stars Kristin Stewart, a favorite to win the festival’s Best Actress prize, as a supermodel’s fashion assistant who also happens to be a psychic medium. Following the death of her twin brother from a condition she’s also afflicted with, Stewart’s American in Paris is gripped by a state of ghostly stupor. The film, which received mixed reactions at its premiere on the Croisette, is Stewart’s second collaboration with Assayas after Clouds of Sils Maria and also stars Lars Eidinger (Everyone Else), Sigrid Bouaziz (Eden), and Anders Danielsen Lie (Oslo, August 31st).

Cannes Film Review: Personal Shopper and Julieta

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Cannes Film Review: Personal Shopper and Julieta

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Cannes Film Review: Personal Shopper and Julieta

This year’s Cannes Film Festival could use more women directors, as there are only three among the official competition lineup of 20. What the festival’s program isn’t hurting for, however, are films centered around a distinctly female experience. Andrea Arnold, with American Honey, attempted a reimagining of Jack Kerouac’s masculine Beat Generation manifesto On the Road as a modern expression of a woman’s sex-rebel freedom; with The Handmaiden, Park Chan-wook adapted Sarah Waters’s novel Fingersmith by upping the agency of its femme fatales; and while Maren Adé’s Toni Erdmann may be named after its male protagonist, it’s much more about the effect he has on his daughter, an independent businesswoman.