The Best and Worst of 2017 (+ 2016): Aftershock - Can't Stop the Movies
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The Best and Worst of 2017 (+ 2016): Aftershock

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Hard to know where to start after a year as burdened with pain and loss as 2017.  So, let's hop to the beginning.  I was locked in a corporate position leeching off my empathy and hard-work, slowly losing my will to get up in the morning, and having full breakdowns with no immediate cure.

Therapy, slowly altered medications, and giving a long angry, "Ciao," to the insurance industry have left me in a sturdier if still uncertain position looking toward the future.  It's sometimes hard to feel like there is much of a future with some of the best films of 2017 embracing a frozen portrait instead of gradual evolution.  Some films, like It, brought me so close to the trauma I worked hard to make peace with that they seemed impossible to finish.  But here I am in 2018, healthier than I've been in almost five years, with a light wallet and full heart.

I rebooted Can't Stop the Movies in March and it's been a rewarding, if tumultuous, journey to get back to where the site was at its prime.  I'm still nowhere close to the audience we had but, consarnit, I'm going to get there.  Since I missed almost an entire year of film review this list contains every 2016 and 2017 film I've written or podcasted about since rebooting back in March.

Here's to 2017, a year of great and painful change, and thank you all for your support as I regain my place in this world of criticism.

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Great

Good

Special Award to Power Rangers for, "Seriously, This Is The Maddeningly Inconsistent But Still Good Superpower Team-Up Film You Want To Watch"

Zone of Indifference

Arched Eyebrow to X-Men: Apocalypse for, "How Is This So Dull Even Oscar Isaac Looks Bored?"

Bad
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Wretched
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Dubious Demerit to The Legend of Tarzan for, "Embracing Imperialism, White Man's Burden, And Good Ol' Fashioned Racism As Entertainment"
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