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Oscar Preview Part I: My 20 favorite films of 2017

2017 is poised to be one of this decade's best years in film and perhaps one of the best years ever, with dozens of good movies and a bundle of great ones likely to be regarded as classics as time marches on. Even some comic book flicks (Logan, Wonder Woman) and the new Star Wars were truly fantastic. New directors (Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele, Sean Baker) emerged showcasing immense talent and vision. A burgeoning, transparent class of actors (Lucas Hedges, Timothee Calamet, Caleb Landry Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Daniel Kaluuya, Michael Stuhlbarg, etc) are proliferated among some of the best films in the past few years.

While streaming, the "me too" movement and television's "second golden age" have all been posited as Hollywood's reckoning, the magic of the movies lives on -- be it on screens big or small. Looking to this coming weekend's Academy Awards, I've compiled my list of 2017's best films.

Logan Lucky (Steven Soderbergh)
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