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Here are the 5 best movie performances of 2017:

Jessie Pinnick, Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd

At the very beginning of Stephen Cone’s Princess Cyd, Jessie Pinnick’s Cyd is defined by a lack of curiosity that nearly perturbs her aunt, successful writer Miranda Ruth (Rebecca Spence). Cyd doesn’t really read, is not especially into the philosophical or metaphysical questions of life that her aunt explores in her writing. Cyd is, in essence, uninterested in the way we narrativize our lives.

Ahn Seo-hyun, Okja

Ahn Seo-hyun,

Ahn’s performance in Bong Joon-ho’s film—which arguably asserts that conscious consumerism is not a thing—is paradoxical: In how complicated are its nuances, and how simple are its pleasures, Ahn’s presence magnificently posits that the Godardian phrase about cinema should be revamped to “All you need to make a movie is a girl and her super pig.

Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Adam Driver

The Last Jedi seems to strain against (if not entirely break free from) the stifling dogma of the series in every way that matters, and it seems no mere coincidence that Kylo Ren’s money line is to whisper to Rey to “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to.” Thus positioned as the vanguard of villainy in this revival show, Driver’s Ren brought vulnerability, inadequacy and roiling inner conflict to the table in The Force Awakens in 2015.

Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West

Aubrey Plaza

Ingrid Goes West she finds a seed of something so much more complicated, her talents are able to elevate the script to a new plane. Playing Ingrid, whose mental illness allows her social media activity to consume her life and the lives of those around her, Plaza unearths curious, complicated gradations in the character, one that could be easily written off as a weirdo freak. What Plaza senses in Ingrid, as the character desperately tries to become something else, hiding her vulnerability beneath layers of social (media) performance, is the ostensibly monstrous morphed into the deeply human.

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman

Darkest Hour is to behold something so much more subtle. This is due, no doubt, to Kazuhiro Tsuji’s magnificent makeup and prosthetic design, somehow transcending the sheer silliness of having Oldman look like Churchill by, from Oldman’s first gruff moments in the film, convincing the audience that Churchill has always looked like this. Still, however closely allied to the actual Churchill persona, Oldman’s performance practically, metaphysically supports the whole film’s ambitious conceit: He finds the nearly imperceptible balance of drama and realism, of the performative aspects of a biopic with the believable, mundane history and politics that sleep underneath all that bluster.

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