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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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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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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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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...

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First Reformed: Liturgy, by David Bax

First Reformed, Paul Schrader’s newest (and possibly best) film as a director, is presented in the boxy, old-school aspect ratio of 1.33:1 (the shape of twentieth century televisions and most movies made before the mid-1950s). While this suggests Schrader is au...