Things That Didn't Suck in 2017: Movies, Music, & Food
2017 sucked. I think we can all agree on that. To go into 2018 on a brighter note, here are some of the things that we got in 2017 that didn't suck.
Call Me By Your Name
A coming of age story, filmed in the italian sun, with songs by Sufjan Stevens. I was in love with this movie from the first preview. People of all sexual orientations will find the feeling of young love relatable in this exquisitely shot film.
Jordan Peele gave us a cinematic revolution with Get Out. Something that Audiences across the board could be drawn into and that blurred the line of genres eventualy coming out as it's own self-determined drama: social thriller
The Florida Project
Sean Baker greatest strength lies in capturing realistic potrayals. In The Florida Project, his latest release, he is still able to capture this even as he becomes a more well known director and uses more recognizable actors.
A Ghost Story
I couldn't watch this movie in public because I knew it would make me a blubbeirng mess. Heck, I could barely watch the trailer without crying. David Lowery's piece that reflects on our place in time and space builds a world of intamcy that will make you leave this moving wanting to surround yourself with loved ones.
Greta Gerwig's debut as a writer and director has set the bar high. She creates relationships in this movie that every mother and daughter will see a part of themselves in. It's a beautiful exploration into a relationship that is too often simplified or written under a male gaze.
Revolver Taco Lounge
After much anticipation, Revolver Taco Lounge finally made it's debut in Deep Ellum this year.
Sandwich Hag has been part of the Dallas pop-up scene for a while but now with their brick and mortar in the Cedars you can get their tasty food anytime
The same can be said for Easy Slider. Their food truck is still roaming the streets of DFW, but you can always get your hands on their loaded tots