How to Chicago: Films of the Year

51. We consume many a movie en mi casa. At least a few a week. I peruse Rotten Tomatoes every few months and load up my Netflix queue with any movies rating over 80% and then await their arrival throughout the year.

Good movies make me reflect on my life. The really good ones actually change it, at least temporarily.

I challenge you not to squirm and immediately turn off sex scenes when watching movies with your children. If you have no issues with watching someone’s head be blown off next to your clones, you should be able to deal with the naked, human body as well. You can turn it into a parenting moment about respect for the opposite gender, safe sex etc. As the years pass the uncomfortableness will fade as will the taboo on sex and the naked human body.

Some 2017 films worth seeing:

Oklahoma City

Personal Shopper

Get Out

Beatriz at Dinner

The Big Sick

The Meyerowitz Stories

Wonder

A Ghost Story

The Founder

Great, old movie to watch again with your shorties . . . Dead Poets Society. It was a joy to watch again. I had forgotten the major theme in this gem is swimming against the current. I knew I liked it for some reason.

Best man movie to stream after wife falls asleep on the couch . . . Donald Cried.

Best Jessica Chastain movie . . . anything. Absolutely anything she graces us with.