John Waters weighs in on the best movies of 2017

Sunday, 03 December 2017, 05:25:59 AM. Bad-boy filmmaker John Waters offers his list of the best movies of 2017.

The proudly individualistic John Waters did something perhaps a bit out-of-the-ordinary this year, choosing a box-office success as his best film of 2017.

In a list published on artforum.com, Waters chose Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver,” starring Ansel Elgort as a reluctant getaway driver whose skills are linked to the song he’s listening to, as the year’s top film.

“The best movie of the year is a popcorn thriller, an art film, and a gearhead classic that grossed over $100 million,” Waters wrote. “It deserved to! Watching the star turn of Ansel Elgort was like seeing John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever for the first time.”

Other movies that made Waters’ list included Petr Kazda and Tomas Weinreb's "I, Olga Hepnarova," Christopher Radcliff and Lauren Wolkstein's "The Strange Ones," Bertrand Bonello's "Nocturama," Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” Cristian Mungiu's “Graduation,” fellow Baltimorean Barry Levinson’s “The Wizard of Lies,” William Oldroyd's "Lady Macbeth," Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" and Dome Karukoski's “Tom of Finland.”

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There is an irony that must be noted in television’s playing a leading role in making pariahs out of some of its biggest sexual predators lately, while Washington and much of corporate America drag their heels. TV, after all, has been the principal media teacher of patriarchy since its arrival in American homes after World War II. (Ulysses Muñoz, Baltimore Sun video)

There is an irony that must be noted in television’s playing a leading role in making pariahs out of some of its biggest sexual predators lately, while Washington and much of corporate America drag their heels. TV, after all, has been the principal media teacher of patriarchy since its arrival in American homes after World War II. (Ulysses Muñoz, Baltimore Sun video)

Garrison Keillor says he was fired over allegations of inappropriate behavior CAPTION

Garrison Keillor, 75, retired in 2016 as host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” which he began in 1974. (Nov. 29, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)

Garrison Keillor, 75, retired in 2016 as host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” which he began in 1974. (Nov. 29, 2017) (Sign up for our free video newsletter here http://bit.ly/2n6VKPR)

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