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Top Ten Retro Themed Movies of 2017

Presenting the Top Ten Retro Themed Movies of 2017. List compiled by Sam Haine.

Presenting this years Top Ten Retro Themed Movies. List compiled by Sam Haine.

 

 

10.) I, Tonya

Source: MovieWeb

Source: MovieWeb

Already mentioned in the media as the Goodfellas of figure skating. This film has a decent cast of actors with Margot Robbie herself as the main attraction or train wreck Tonya Harding.

 

9.) The Bad Batch

Source: Just Jared

Source: Just Jared

The closest you’ll ever see to a big budget indie Troma film. Imagine post apocalyptic surf cannibals. Starting Jason Momoa and Keanu Reeves.

 

8.) Good Time

Source: LA Weekly

Source: LA Weekly

I’m a huge fan of the Safdie’s brothers. Lots of neons and gritted storytelling that is equal parts 70s Hollywood and Nic Winding Refn. Also, the best thing Robert Pattinson has ever done.

 

7.) Ghost in the Shell

Source: Comicbook.com

Source: Comicbook.com

It’s not great but, it’s good and better than what your nerd fanboy friends say. Yes, Scarlett Johansson is Caucasian n the character is Asian. But that’s the keystone of the whole plot. Infact the body of the Major in the series isn’t even her own n if you watched the first movie isn’t even unique and just another model.. she’s been inside a cyborg body since childhood hence, Ghost in the Shell. Wonderful visuals. The players of section 9 are out of the series. Beat Kitano is awesome and Batou is great. 

 

6.) Shin Godzilla

Source: Rice Digital

Source: Rice Digital

The real king of the monsters is back in a new form and new tricks. The perfect allegory to what’s happening in modern Japan. Directed by the creator of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Watch it.

 

5.) The Void

Source: Screen Media Films

Source: Screen Media Films

If you’re needing a John Carpenter/ Lucio Fulcio fix then this is your chthulu love letter.

 

4.) Atomic Blonde

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Definitely one of the best graphic novel adaptations to come out this year. With a chunky 80s soundtrack that drives the action forward. Except the Marilyn Manson cover which I could live without. 

 

3.) IT

Source: UNILAD

Source: UNILAD

the new adaption of Stephen Kings classic. With new special effects and a charming cast of kids that stole America’s hearts. Dig it!!!

 

2.) Trainspotting 2

Source: The Thin Air

Source: The Thin Air

If you were around for the original, you remember how it changed everything. One of the best soundtracks of the 90s.. The sequel picks up 20years after the original and doesn’t miss a beat although it’s an older man’s movie about grown men and how they close their individual arcs. Shoot it n love.

 

1.) Blade Runner 2049

Source: Feminist Current

Source: Feminist Current

The music, the world, the continuation of a Science Fiction classic. Harrison Ford is actually acting his ass off. Gosling is compellingly. De Armas is stunning and. Deeper actor than people think. If you want more go read my review of Blade Runner 2049 here at New Retro Wave.

sam.haine@newretrowave.com

A misanthropic fiction writer and pop culture killer, originally from NYC as well loiterer of the Philadelphia area. The author of a handful of spoken word albums. Member of the Jade Palace Guard; a collective of underground lo-fi artists. Creator and author of HAINESVILLE. Currently residing in Tucson, AZ.

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