Best/Worst Movies of 2018

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35mmpaul wrote:2018 in Cinema. 341 movies. 192 new movies.

Best of the Year - Roma

Favorites [In Chronological Order]

Black Panther
Annihilation
Ready Player One
Isle of Dogs
You Were Never Really Here
2001 A Space Odyssey in IMAX
Won’t You Be My Neighbor
Sorry to Bother You
Mission Impossible - Fallout
Eighth Grade
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
BlacKkKlansman
The Zen Diaries of Garry Handling
Mandy
First Reformed
First Man
Suspiria
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Filmworker
Wildlife
The Favorite
Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse
Vice
If Beale Street Could Talk

Honorable Mentions

Thoroughbreds
Death of Stalin
A Quiet Place
Avengers Infinity War
78/52
RBG
Solo
Tag
The Sisters Brothers
A Star is Born
The Old Man and the Gun
Halloween
Bohemian Rhapsody [the climactic performance is worth the price of admission]
The Price of Everything
Creed 2
At Eternity’s Gate
Mary Poppins Returns

Silly but fun

Pacific Rim Uprising
The Meg
Aquaman
i respect 99% of the list but Ready Player One?
i read the book just before the movie and the book is 3000% better even more so than most books being better than the movie. The movie only felt loosely based on the book and was just a CGI smorgasbord.
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I enjoyed The Favourite. Bit heavy handed with the shots sometimes and I thought homegirl's transformation into megabitch was kinda clunky but overall it hit its marks. Colman certainly deserves an Oscar...though everyone who plays a monarch seems to,
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brettlv5506 wrote:Watched Hagazussa last night. It's kinda the slow cinema version of The Witch by way of Antichrist. It was also a student film, which blows my goddamn mind. It could likely end up on my top ten list I posted a day or so ago. Folk horror fans will probably dig it.
This is great to hear. It has been on my list of stuff to see for a number of months now. Does it have a home release now, or did you catch a screening of it?
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Creation88 wrote:i respect 99% of the list but Ready Player One?
i read the book just before the movie and the book is 3000% better even more so than most books being better than the movie. The movie only felt loosely based on the book and was just a CGI smorgasbord.
I really liked RPO and have actively rewatched it a few times since theaters.

It's a visual feast for the eyes. I love seeing what Steven & Januz come up with when they aren't bound by the physical limitations like gravity or electrical power.

I never read the book so I had zero expectation. But also I'm a huge fan of movies that take the concept and run with their own story.

It's definitely not perfect. But it's most importantly fun. And felt it toed the nostalgia line pretty well.
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Shoplifters is great.
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35mmpaul wrote:
Creation88 wrote:i respect 99% of the list but Ready Player One?
i read the book just before the movie and the book is 3000% better even more so than most books being better than the movie. The movie only felt loosely based on the book and was just a CGI smorgasbord.
I really liked RPO and have actively rewatched it a few times since theaters.

It's a visual feast for the eyes. I love seeing what Steven & Januz come up with when they aren't bound by the physical limitations like gravity or electrical power.

I never read the book so I had zero expectation. But also I'm a huge fan of movies that take the concept and run with their own story.

It's definitely not perfect. But it's most importantly fun. And felt it toed the nostalgia line pretty well.
i highly recommend you listen to Audible's version of RPO. It's well produced with sound effects and all. Great book.
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iwokeinrelief wrote:
brettlv5506 wrote:Watched Hagazussa last night. It's kinda the slow cinema version of The Witch by way of Antichrist. It was also a student film, which blows my goddamn mind. It could likely end up on my top ten list I posted a day or so ago. Folk horror fans will probably dig it.
This is great to hear. It has been on my list of stuff to see for a number of months now. Does it have a home release now, or did you catch a screening of it?
It was on a streaming site (not the legal kind) so I assume a home release must be close. At least I hope, because I'd buy it. It does have a German release with subs (region B tho)
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brettlv5506 wrote:
iwokeinrelief wrote:
brettlv5506 wrote:Watched Hagazussa last night. It's kinda the slow cinema version of The Witch by way of Antichrist. It was also a student film, which blows my goddamn mind. It could likely end up on my top ten list I posted a day or so ago. Folk horror fans will probably dig it.
This is great to hear. It has been on my list of stuff to see for a number of months now. Does it have a home release now, or did you catch a screening of it?
It was on a streaming site (not the legal kind) so I assume a home release must be close. At least I hope, because I'd buy it. It does have a German release with subs (region B tho)
Appreciate the info. Any reason why the version you saw wasn't just from the German release? Might just pick up a copy of that, my player is region free (was a happy accident, my only intent in getting it was for 4k releases).
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My list for best of 2018 (in no particular order):

1) Ready Player One
2) Avengers: Infinity War
3) Bohemian Rhapsody
4) The Favourite
5) Can You Ever Forgive Me?
6) A Simple Favor
7) Hereditary
8) Unsane
9) Annihilation
10) Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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According to Letterboxd, I watched 324 films in 2018. 55 were 2018 releases (in Australia).

I think it was a pretty great year. Favourites (roughly in order):

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My top 50 for 2018. Working on Australian release dates.

https://www.thecurb.com.au/andrews-top- ... s-of-2018/
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DonPiano wrote:My top 50 for 2018. Working on Australian release dates.

https://www.thecurb.com.au/andrews-top- ... s-of-2018/
Nice, dude. A few that I can really appreciate being on your list- Jane, Let the Corpses Tan, In the Fade, Revenge, Skate Kitchen, On Body & Soul. Cheers man.
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Oscars...
Best Picture

“BlacKkKlansman”
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”
“Vice”

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best Film Editing

“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Vice”

Best Costume Design

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Mary Queen of Scots”

Best Original Score

“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mary Poppins Returns”

Best Animated Short

“Animal Behavior”
“Bao”
“Late Afternoon”
“One Small Step”
“Weekends”

Best Live-Action Short

“Detainment”
“Fauve”
“Marguerite”
“Mother”
“Skin”

Best Sound Editing

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“A Quiet Place”
“Roma”

Best Sound Mixing

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Adam McKay, “Vice”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”

Best Actor

Christian Bale, “Vice”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Original Screenplay

“The Favourite”
“First Reformed”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“Vice”

Best Animated Feature

“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Cinematography

“Cold War”
“The Favourite”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“A Star is Born”

Best Documentary Feature

“Free Solo”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“RBG”

Best Documentary Short

“Black Sheep”
“End Game”
“Lifeboat”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Period. End of Sentence”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Capernaum”
“Cold War”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“Shoplifters”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Border”
“Mary Queen of Scots”
“Vice”

Best Original Song

“All the Stars” from “Black Panther”
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”
“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Best Production Design

“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”
“First Man”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Roma”

Best Visual Effects

“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man”
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”
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Worst crop of best picture noms in awhile. All the major categories are underwhelming. No matter how many oscar noms ya throw at star and bohemian, it’s not going to make them any better. Also the biggest snub of all time : No Paddington love. #justiceforpaddington #whereisdabenfosternom
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