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
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
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 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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