Yay, me and Kelly have the same number one!
10 The Tale
9 Phantom Thread
4 A Star Is Born
3 The Favourite
1 Eighth Grade
Unsane is not a great movie, but it really did it for me. I love Claire Foy. Her diatribe toward the end is great.
A Star Is Born was just such a pleasurable surprise and awesome theater experience when I first saw it. It won’t have the legs of others on this list, but it’s my fourth favorite of the year 2018.
The Favourite, Wildlife, and Eighth Grade were all jockeying for #1.
When I saw The Favourite a second time I brought along a friend, telling him it’s like seeing a new Kubrick movie in 2018. As has been discussed on the podcast Olivia Colman is awesome, always. Same for Weisz, Stone, Hoult, and even Taylor Swift’s boyfriend (so I’ve heard) as Stone’s love interest.
Wildlife was my favorite horror movie of the year. It’s not listed as being in that genre, but there are few things as terrifying as a fourteen-year-old kid seeing his parents fall apart, both in their marriage and within themselves. It’s about the two people you rely on becoming unreliable.
Eighth Grade is great. I didn’t write in because I didn’t know what to say. What Kellywand said. That’s what I say.
I’m still mad about the tepid release of Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria. I loved A Bigger Splash and Call Me By Your Name and I couldn’t wait for his follow-up. But then it didn’t get a very wide release and I wasn’t able to see it. Boo!
I feel the way about The Rider that Tom does about Roma: a vegetable movie. It’ll be good for me, but, I mean, I saw Leave No Trace and Lean on Pete. It’ll just be another one of those, right? Pretty good, but not terribly exciting.
Oh, and I haven’t finished the Netflix film Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour yet, so it didn’t make the list.
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Sorry to Bother You
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Bad Times at the El Royale
Crazy Rich Asians
Mary Queen of Scots
I’m glad @ChristienMurawski saw Crazy Rich Asians, but I’m frustrated that I continue to be the only person who thought it was horrible. I feel bad about it, but I don’t get it.