By Raphael Costa
The year 2017 was extremely difficult in many ways, across the entire world. More than ever, the idea of impending doom and the unshakable divisiveness and darkness of our times felt present, and it was a constant struggle not to fall prey to despair. Thank the cinematic gods, then, for the movies that were exceptional this year.
Every year, of course, has masterpieces, but this one in particular saw the release of many, many great movies that sparked debate, passion, discomfort and joy; movies that challenged, made you think, or laugh, or both at the same time.
So rich was this year in films that, no matter how many were celebrated for some reason or another, there were plenty that didn’t get enough love and deserve some recognition.
To be clear, an underrated movie is not simply an obscure one; it can be that too, of course, but for the purposes of this list, it is considered a movie that deserved more attention than it received. So if a movie may have had some good reviews, but not enough to qualify it as a success, you’ll most likely find it here.
15. Hounds of Love
Cinema doesn’t necessarily have to be a pleasant experience to be great. That is a distinction a lot of audience members seem incapable of doing, as demonstrated this year by the polarizing reaction to movies like “mother!” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” which were accused of being bad simply because they challenged the viewer and demanded they step out of their comfort zone.
The Australian thriller “Hounds of Love” is one such movie. Following the story of a teenage girl who gets kidnapped, and of the psychotic and complex couple that kidnaps her, the film runs for an almost unbearable one hour
From:: Taste Of Cinema