Category: 2018

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Craig’s Top Ten of 2018

10. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs The Ballad of Buster Scruggs—the Coen Brothers’ long-gestating western anthology—is a film that bounces between comedy and tragedy with demented euphoria. The film opens with a farcical tale of a singing cowboy, a la...

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Josh’s Top 10 of 2018

10. The Favourite I don’t think The Favourite is Yorgos Lanthimos’ best film, but it’s a film that has projected him into the awards limelight in a way that something like The Lobster (or Dogtooth!) wouldn’t be able to. His brand...

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Jim’s Top Ten of 2018

For a long time my relationship with 2018’s cinematic offerings resembled that of the protagonist of a romantic comedy who fell in love with his best friend: I was always looking for something that would sweep me off my feet...

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Rita’s Top Ten of 2018

10. Eighth Grade I put off seeing Eighth Grade for much of the year because, put simply, I’m not a fan of Bo Burnham. His work as a standup, while undeniably smart, mostly struck me as fatiguingly self-referential and apparently...

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Aaron’s Top Ten of 2018

It just isn’t fair to pick only 10 films to represent the best of 2018—this is a year that could easily warranted a Top 20. In fact, I could completely rearrange this list, including 10 different titles, and be completely...

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The 2019 BPs Nominations!

Best Picture EIGHTH GRADE THE FAVOURITE FIRST REFORMED IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK ROMA Best Director Alfonso Cuaron, ROMA Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Yorgos Lanthimos, THE FAVOURITE Spike Lee, BLACKkKLANSMAN Paul Schrader, FIRST REFORMED Best Actor Bradley...

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Rudie’s Top Ten of 2018

10. BlacKkKlansman You hear the words “return to form” a lot with BlacKkKlansman, but Spike Lee has always been making bold and irreverent films during his entire career. However, this latest film gets a boost because of its mainstream success...