So in attempting to single out some of the best in movies and TV (and even then leaving a few worthy titles on the cutting-room floor), the scales tipped toward those concepts that possessed significance at this cultural moment, or pairs of projects that elevated or helped define their genre.
Put another way, if forced to assemble a 2017 entertainment time capsule, here’s a list of contenders, in no particular order:
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Aside from announcing Jordan Peele as a major directing talent, this movie brilliantly mashed together several genres — horror, social satire, comedy — in a crowd-pleasing, Oscar-caliber package.
Steven Spielberg’s film about the Washington Post standing up to the Nixon administration by publishing the Pentagon Papers — auguring the Watergate battle to come — is an inordinately entertaining film but also calls attention to journalism’s highest calling, at a moment when newsgathering is under siege from those who would seek to discredit and undermine it.