The Best Films We Saw This Year

The Big Sick In 2017, as they always do, the three writers who fill most of the space for this column spent a of time watching movies. Below, they each tell you a little bit about the film they saw that impressed them most. The Big Sick On a base level, there may be no more inherently accessible film construct than the romantic comedy. The need find connection in somebody else, and the corresponding craving cover up this insecurity laughter, zeros in on something essential about the human condition. This is a big part of why writer and star Kumail Nanjiani’s exploration of racial and cultural friction through this lens is so damn effective. Based on the actor’s own real-life relationship co-writer and wife Emily V. Gordon, the film would be special if it only consisted of its more basic romantic comedy elements, Nanjiani rethinking the end of relationship Emily is hospitalized a mysterious illness, forging a bond her parents (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, going far beyond the call of duty). Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan as Emily exude effervescent chemistry as they fall in love, break apart, […]

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