So, as we all know, a lot of great films always come out in December, so there’s a lot I don’t get to until January of the following year. Likewise, a lot of foreign films and/or indie films get limited releases and don’t make it all the way out to Oklahoma until the next calendar year. So, herewith, the best of 2017 films I saw in 2018.
Sarah Adler – Foxtrot
A heartwrenching performance as a woman struggling with grief and a crumbling marriage.
Jessie Buckley – Beast
I’d like to make a toast. To my family. For everything you’ve done for me . . . I forgive you.
Olivia Cooke – Thoroughbreds
I have a perfectly healthy brain. It just doesn’t contain feelings. And that doesn’t necessarily make me a bad person.
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
I made you a champion knowing you’d hate me for it. That’s the sacrifice a mother makes . . . I didn’t like my mother either. So what? I ******* gave you a gift.
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
Don’t pick a fight with me; you certainly won’t come out alive. I’ll go right through you and it’ll be you who ends up on the floor. Understood?
Rosamund Pike – Hostiles
Sometimes I envy the finality of death. The certainty. I have to drive those thoughts away when I’m weak.
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
I mean, I’m not some monster. I’m trying to do my best.
Maryana Spivak – Loveless
I think I’ve made a terrible mistake.
Meryl Streep – The Post
Oh, gosh. Oh, gosh, because you know the position that would put me in.
Anya Taylor-Joy – Thoroughbreds
She’s the closest to normal in this twisted thriller; and she’s not normal.