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Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route. Et de ratage en ratage, on s'habitue à ne jamais dépasser le stade du brouillon. La vie n'est que l'interminable répétition d'une représentation qui n'aura jamais lieu.

Best of 2017 Movies I Saw in 2018: Best Female Performances

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 AdlerFoxtrot

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A heartwrenching performance as a woman struggling with grief and a crumbling marriage.

Jessie BuckleyBeast

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I’d like to make a toast.  To my family.  For everything you’ve done for me . . . I forgive you. 

Olivia CookeThoroughbreds

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I have a perfectly healthy brain.  It just doesn’t contain feelings.  And that doesn’t necessarily make me a bad person. 

Allison JanneyI, Tonya

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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 ManvillePhantom Thread

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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 PikeHostiles

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Sometimes I envy the finality of death.  The certainty.  I have to drive those thoughts away when I’m weak. 

Margot RobbieI, Tonya

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I mean, I’m not some monster.  I’m trying to do my best.

Maryana SpivakLoveless

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I think I’ve made a terrible mistake.

Meryl StreepThe Post

Oh, gosh.  Oh, gosh, because you know the position that would put me in. 

Anya Taylor-JoyThoroughbreds

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She’s the closest to normal in this twisted thriller; and she’s not normal.