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Slant’s Top 25 Films of 2017

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Slant’s Top 25 Films of 2017

Cohen Media Group

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.

Oscar 2017 Winner Predictions Foreign Language

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Oscar 2017 Winner Predictions: Foreign Language

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Oscar 2017 Winner Predictions: Foreign Language

Picture it: America, January 24, 2017. One egomaniac, Donald J. Trump, has been president for four days and the country is still standing. Another, Quebecois enfant terrible Xavier Dolan, has been snubbed yet again by Oscar. Slant’s number one film of 2016, Toni Erdmann, is nominated in this category—and to our surprise. After all, it was easy to imagine those who rewarded pablum like Tsotsi and The Secret in Their Eyes, and pretty much every film that won here in the 1990s, reacting to Toni Erdmann’s dry-martini wit as one Professor Frink-channeling voter specified to The Daily Beast’s Michael Musto: “It was so shticky and false and phony, with his teeth and his wig, and it’s not funny. Why are they nominating this? This is like three hours of torture.”