Best Films of 2018

2018 was a pretty mediocre year for film. Luckily, it was not all bad and there were some diamonds in the rough. I present to you my favorite films of 2018.

Isle of Dogs

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Isle of Dogs is another charming entry in Wes Anderson’s career. It is a technical marvel with a heart. Read more of what I thought here.

Hold the Dark

Hold the Dark is Jeremy Saulnier’s latest and most brutal film yet. It reminds me a lot of Cormac McCarthy’s writing with its sparse dialogue and harsh landscape.

The performances were excellent. A lot of restraint was used and I appreciate that.

This film has the most intense scene that I have seen in along time (you will know it when you see it) and had me at the edge of my seat.

The film would have looked great in a theater, but it still looked good at home. I’m not heartbroken with the way distribution is moving. Not everyone lives in LA or NY and it is nice to be able to watch things closer to the release.

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn

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As you may or not know, I am an evangelist for Jim Hosking. I’ve forced The Greasy Strangler on far too many people at this point. When I heard that Hosking made another film, I couldn’t be there fast enough.

An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn is not what you would expect. It is still weird, awkward, and vulgar, but it is also sweet and heartwarming. At its core, the film is a touching love story. It just happens to be with a bunch of weirdos.

I applaud of Jim Hosking for doing something different and surprising me!

The Favourite

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Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in the film THE FAVOURITE. Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos. © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved

The Favourite is undisputedly my favorite Yorgos Lanthimos film. It has everything you could want in a film and then some. The dialogue is amazing, the shots are magical, and the actors are at the top of their game.

Rachel Weisz please call me.

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Creek Adventures

Playing in the creek has been one of my favorite activities since I was very young. The trickling water and the area around it are full of little mysteries to solve and things to learn. 

For the past week or so, I have been rekindling my relationship with my creek and capturing images that interested me. 

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Salamanders have presented a new puzzle to solve. I have not studied them, but I look forward to learning more about them.

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I feel grateful to have an endless source of entertainment just out of my backdoor!