I was shocked to learn that its been since April that I last posted a TWIC article. Then I reviewed the slate of films for this past summer. Yuck. Honestly, we haven’t had a big hit film since Captain America: Civil War, and, although there’s been some decent movies released, it really hasn’t been that exciting a summer, even on the indy film circuit.
Unfortunately, that trend won’t be changing this weekend. The big headliner is Jason Bourne, which join many of this summer’s blockbusters in the realm of the forgettable, not bad or good. Bad Moms is the other film being released nationwide this weekend, and lets just say that one’s certainly not worth your time.
Your best bets will be the limited release films. Especially Gleason, a heartwrenching Sundance documentary about former NFL athlete Steve Gleason. Diagnosed with ALS at 34, Gleason set out to compile a film diary for his unborn son, while he still could. It ended up much more, as this documentary chronicles Gleason’s fight against the disease that ravaged his family’s life.
Where do They Come From?
Only wide release films count towards these numbers.
- Jason Bourne: Sequel in the Bourne franchise.
- Bad Moms: Original film, written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
These ten films are the “Best of the Year,” IF THE YEAR ENDED TODAY.
This weekend’s releases not included.
They are ranked based on likelihood of winning Best Picture at the Oscars, with #1 being most likely. International films are not included until the end of year if Oscar potential exists.
DISCLAIMER: I may not personally recommend (or even like) all films on this list.