Edgar Wright

John Waters weighs in on the best movies of 2017

John Waters weighs in on the best movies of 2017

The proudly individualistic John Waters did something perhaps a bit out-of-the-ordinary this year, choosing a box-office success as his best film of 2017.

In a list published on artforum.com, Waters chose Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver,” starring Ansel Elgort as a reluctant getaway driver whose skills are linked to the song he’s listening to, as the year’s top film.

“The best movie of the year is a popcorn thriller, an art film, and a gearhead classic that grossed over $100 million,” Waters wrote. “It deserved to! Watching the star turn of Ansel Elgort was like seeing John Travolta in...

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