Film: Best of 2017

J. Hoberman

1 DRUNK (AKA DRINK) (1965) (Andy Warhol) An astounding behavioral performance: Emile de Antonio slugs an entire bottle of scotch and gets hopelessly hammered in real time. This 1965 Factory masterpiece was shown once late last year at the Museum of Modern Art. Rather than being returned to the vault, it deserves to be in heavy rotation.

2 ZAMA (Lucrecia Martel) Latin America’s preeminent director (and one of the world’s most inventive narrative filmmakers) finds an even more violent and absurd—and disconcertingly beautiful—degree of stagnation in an eighteenth-century backwater than in the contemporary settings of her previous three feature films.

Lucrecia Martel, Zama, 2017, HD video, color, sound, 115 minutes.

3 STREETSCAPES [DIALOGUE] (Heinz Emigholz) After decades of film essays on modern architecture, Emigholz turns inward. His script is a transcription of a six-day session with an Israeli trauma specialist, with actors playing

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