12 Best Movies of 2017 So Far

The movie year is half over, so it's time to swim past the multiplex sewage (there has been plenty already) and locate a few golden nuggets that we'll still be thinking about at the end of the year. So here's my list (in preferential order) of the 12 best movies of 2017 so far. I'm marking on a curve, giving points for originality and go-for-broke style that flies in the cowardly face of the usual play-it-safe Hollywood formula. So read, discuss and challenge when ready.