Some notes and observations from the 2017 year in movies.
“But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything – what a waste!” – Michael Stuhlbarg as Mr. Perlman
“Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I had given him what he desires most in return.” Vicky Krieps as Alma
“You have to think like an American. You’ll feel so homesick that you’ll want to die, and there’s nothing you can do about it apart from endure it. But you will, and it won’t kill you.” – Saoirse Ronan as Eilis
“Think of the one thing that you’ve always wanted. Now find it in your mind’s eye and feel it in your heart.” – Dan Stevens as the Beast
“This is the dream! It’s conflict and it’s compromise, and it’s very, very exciting!” – Ryan Gosling as Sebastian
“Dad, I can’t believe you smoked… and drank… and was such a slut… But I still love you.” – Abigail Breslin as Maya Hayes
“I met a man today. For the first time in ages, I put myself out there. And I took a chance. Blah, blah, blah, the end.” – Lake Bell as Nancy