We’re at the halfway point of 2017, so all this week Mashable entertainment will be rolling out our 8.5 (Get it, half of ’17?) picks for the best of the year – so far! – in movies, TV, music, and more. It’s our eight best picks for you, along with a bonus choice that, while not strictly one of the greats, deserves a guilty pleasure mention. Enjoy.
Get Out is Jordan Peele’s first film as a director, and it’s a doozy – a taut, terrifically entertaining thriller that doubles as one of the sharpest commentaries on race that we’ve seen onscreen in recent yearsGet Out encapsulates the experience of being black in America in a way that mere words never could. In the process, it also turns Daniel Kaluuya into a bonafide star, and makes better use of Allison Williams than we ever could’ve dreamed. This one deserves “instant classic” status. Read more…
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