25 Reasons to Love the Movies in 2017

From amazing directorial debuts to 'Dunkirk,' offbeat docs to Daniel Day-Lewis – the films, performances and moments that made the year in movies

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'Lady Macbeth'
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'Lady Macbeth'

In which a British theater director adapts a Russian novella for the screen and reminds you that revenge should be served ice-cold. William Oldroyd delivers what feels like a Masterpiece Theater period piece with blood drying on its fangs, complete with an oppressed lady-of-the-house heroine that finds liberation in taking a lover and satisfaction in taking down the patriarchy down brick by rancid brick. He already feels like a major filmmaker from the get-go, and his young actress is a major find; if people could start casting Florence Pugh in every third movie, we'd be very grateful.

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