By Tom Hynes, Tom Hynsley, Brian O’Sullivan, John O’Connor, Conor McCafferty and Martin MulloyA few years ago, when the Irish Times published its weekly guide to the best Irish films, I was looking for something a little different.
I was after something new.
Something that didn’t have to be the same, something that was different.
Something I could call up and watch again and again, something I could sit down and watch, with no idea where I was going or how to get there.
A year later, it is the same story.
I have read every film that has been made this year.
I am still looking for my favourite, and I have been searching for it for a long time.
So which of these films are I missing?
I started with my favourites, and have narrowed it down to 10 films that I am genuinely looking forward to.
My favourite films this year: Catch Me If You Can, The Big Lebowski, Catch Me If you Can, Catch ME If You can’t, CatchMe If YouCan, Catchme If You cant, The Girl From Ipanema, The Last Detail, The Queen, The Quiet Man, The Silence of the Lambs, The Sound of Music, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Sun Also Rises, The Tree of Life, The Walk As I read through the list, I think about my own cinema experiences in the past, about my favourite books and films and the things that I liked and disliked.
So here are 10 of my favourite Irish films of 2017:1.
Catch Me if You Can2.
Catch Me if you Can3.
Catchme if You cant4.
CatchMe if You can5.
Catch me if YouCan6.
Catch, If You Cant7.
Catch My Breath8.
The Quiet Woman9.
Catch the Wind11.
The Last Details12.
The Silence Of The Lambs13.
The Tree Of Life14.
The Secretlife of Walter B. Mitty16.
The GirlFrom Ipanemas