My favorite films tend to be strange, bleak, jarring, bizarre, and challenging. Not all of these selections will be for everyone, but I can say that they’re all available in our catalog (except for #3, which is available through Netflix). Don’t fret, however. I’m no opponent of mainstream films that make you feel good. There are a few popular and accessible titles in my list, as well. For my entire thoughts on each one, visit theartsstl.com where I write film reviews. My Top 10 is published there in it’s entirety.

The Best Films of 2017 (according to Nic)

  1. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  2. Good Time
  3. Casting JonBenet (Netflix)
  4. Get Out
  5. Twin Peaks: The Return
  6. Dawson City: Frozen Time
  7. Personal Shopper
  8. Coco
  9. Patti Cake$
  10. It Comes At Night

Nic Champion is a Customer Service Associate and Reference Librarian at the Kirkwood Public Library, and he moonlights as a film critic for online publications. Among his favorite filmmakers are Bong Joon-ho, Buster Keaton, and Todd Solondz. In addition to film, Nic's other interests include reading authors such as Jon Ronson and Haruki Murakami, discovering new music, and researching any topic that catches his curiosity.