Joel has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ during 2017.

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★★

    One of the funniest movies of the year, The Big Sick brings together the great director of Michael Showalter(writer/director of 2015's My Name Is Doris) and the brilliant comedy writing and timing of Kumail Nanjiani who brings his comedy performance to a movie that also has a lot of heart, drama and a love story that avoids all the cliches by being honest in its approach and not trying for the stereotypical romance.
    The Big Sick is loosely based on…

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★★

    In what is the swan song for Wolverine(Hugh Jackman), James Mangold crafts a version of Old Man Logan that is brutal, genuine, engaging and above all-fun. Years after the apparent demise of all the mutants, Wolverine and Professor X are the last two X-Men but that's when X23, a young girl (Dafne Keen) with the same powers as Wolverine, appears in their lives and kicks off a buddy road adventure that has an Unforgiven vibe in a post-apocalyptic world.
    If…