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Best of 2017: Páraic’s Top 10

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10) Good Time

Only saw this a couple of weeks ago but is a visceral day in the life of a hapless brother. Reminded me so much of Adam and Paul.

9) The Eyes of My Mother

Could only recommend to close friends and family who know I’m not a sicko. An incredibly tense and visually arresting film.

8) My life as a Courgette

Treats children with the respect they deserve and handles serious issues in a frank and honest manner.

7) Lady Macbeth

The second horror film on my list. The silences and pauses make it a gripping and shocking outing.

6) The Death of Stalin

Deserves to stand alongside Dr. Strangelove as one of the best satires in many years.

5) The Farthest

Mind blowing examination of our place in the universe.

4) Paddington 2

As good if not better than the original. All the cast are on form including the new edition of Hugh Grant. Was that Kilmainham Gaol?

3) Loving

The subtle understated manner in which a couple express their love for one another makes this a stand out of the year.

2) Manchester by The Sea

A devastating film dealing with loss, guilt and shame with so many sucker punches and showing one of the best representations of brothers on screen.

1) Maudie

One woman’s simple desire to be truly loved.

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Páraic

Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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