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2017 Favorites – Ryan’s cut

Since Ryan had to do his “favorites” list for his day job, we figured we wouldn’t make him type it up twice.

Therefore, without further ado, here are Ryan’s favorite films of 2017.

Enjoy, and here’s the links to some of our original reviews of his favorites:

Blade Runner 2049Dunkirk; It; Lady Bird;

It Comes at Night; Logan; Raw;

The Shape of WaterStar Wars: The Last Jedi;

War for the Planet of the Apes; Wonder Woman

2017 Favorites

As 2017 comes to a close, we thought we’d give a quick shout-out to our favorite films of the last 365 days.

Not the “best” films, the ones that are going to win all the awards and whatnot, but our “favorite” films: the ones that, for whatever reasons, just stuck with us during this past year.


 “If I had to pick one from 2017 […], I’d have to pick Logan.

To me, it represents a significant step toward superhero movies becoming respected films.”

Check our review of Logan HERE.


“For me, my favorite movie of 2017 has to be John Wick: Chapter 2. It was just so complete in terms of world-building (as a continuation of the first film), character development, and forward-looking potential that I found myself comparing everything else to it when I thought about how much I enjoyed any other film this year. Don’t look for any awards for this one, but it’s just so much incredible fun that I can’t put anything over it. For me, it’s 2017’s Deadpool.

Check our original review of John Wick: Chapter 2 HERE.

Tomorrow brings January, which means we will be starting in on SEASON 3 (!!) of the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast. We hope you all have enjoyed the ride so far. We look forward to covering some great films in 2018, and not just the big tentpole movies like Black Panther, Infinity War, etc…, but some excellent smaller films as well.

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Happy New Year, everyone, and we’ll see you in 2018!

Critics and Criticism: A Very Special Episode…

Hey, everyone. This is another non-standard episode, one which touches directly on what we do here at the Visually Stunning Movie Podcast; how we view what we do as critics compared to what you all think about what we do here.

There’s a lot of talk about the role of critics and reviews, and review aggregation sites like Rotten Tomatoes, and some of that discussion got me thinking… well, it got me angry really, and I decided that we needed to hash out what our job here really is.

Have a listen, and please, let us know what you think. Are we right? Wrong? Is one or both of us full of crap?

In the end, we do this for you all, hopefully to give you some good information about your movie dollars. If we’re not providing that to you, then I, for one, would very much like to know about it.

And so, without any further ado–