Top 10 of 2018: #1. You Were Never Really Here

1. You Were Never Really Here Ok so this is it. My number one movie of the year. Lynne Ramsey’s masterpiece “You Were Never Really Here”. It’s kind of a bummer when the best movie of the year comes out really early in the year and every movie that comes out after, no matter how … Continue reading Top 10 of 2018: #1. You Were Never Really Here

Top 10 of 2018: #2. First Reformed

2. First Reformed This is a weird year for me now that I’m thinking of it. A lot of my favorite movies came out early in the year which is not usually the case. Studios like to save the good ones for awards season, but I took a liking to quite a few quiet releases … Continue reading Top 10 of 2018: #2. First Reformed

Top 10 of 2018: #4. A Star is Born

4. A Star is Born Yep. I’m riding the Bradley Cooper express for sure. This is more of a personal thing, but one of the reasons I love “A Star is Born” so much, is the fact that I shouldn’t like it at all. Allow me to elaborate. When the trailer for this movie dropped … Continue reading Top 10 of 2018: #4. A Star is Born

Top 10 of 2018: #5. If Beale Street Could Talk

I knew “If Beale Street Could Talk” would be on my list the moment I saw the trailer. It was obvious that director Barry Jenkins was no one hit wonder based on that beautiful trailer. Jenkins won best picture for his movie “Moonlight” two years ago and I think it’s fair to say most of … Continue reading Top 10 of 2018: #5. If Beale Street Could Talk

Top 10 of 2018: #6. Burning

Where to start with this one? I’ve recently come up with a phrase for movies like “Burning”. I call them “Virus Movies”. No, I don’t mean a movie about some kind of virus infecting the world and destroying humanity. What I mean by virus is that the movie slowly infects your mind. You might not … Continue reading Top 10 of 2018: #6. Burning

Top 10 of 2018: #7. The Favourite

The year is 2018. We are still going to the movies to see fancy costume period piece movies about Queen Elizabeth or whatever and they aren’t getting better. I admit that these movies aren’t in my wheelhouse at all and I typically wouldn’t bother with them. It’s hard for me to care about a bunch … Continue reading Top 10 of 2018: #7. The Favourite

Top 10 of 2018: #8. Hereditary

8. Hereditary               It’s always exciting when a director comes out of the gate swinging. Last year Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig both made instant classics with their directorial debuts, “Get Out” and “Lady Bird”. 2018 has seen a lot of exceptional work from first time directors such as Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” or Bradley … Continue reading Top 10 of 2018: #8. Hereditary