2018 will be the year of MOVIEPASS as I sprang for the $89.99 12 month subscription to the movie service. I fully expect this to be the highest volume 12 months of my movie viewing life.
Look for the (Review) links to see my original reviews. As always, I will provide “skinnys” of all the films I saw in cinemas in each individual year. My best film of 2018 will be unveiled on December 31st.
484: Coming Soon!
483: The Death of Stalin – Armando Iannucci delivers a rip-roaring comedy about the instability, paranoia, fear, torture, rape, and murder following the death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Trust me, it is an excellent film, Oscar worthy. (Review)
482: Ready Player One – Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline’s pop culture classic to life in an exciting film that made me feel like a kid again. (Review)
481: Pacific Rim: Uprising – A beautiful, but ultimately empty sequel to a great film. Some of the actors make this better than it should be. (Review)
480: Gringo – David Oyelowo leads an excellent cast through this messy Mexican crime/comedy. (Review)
479: Annihilation – A smart, well acted, sci-fi film that is more than worth the price of admission. Natalie Portman is awesome here. (Review)
478: Game Night – Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams lead the cast of this dark comedy that starts off with a great premise but falls apart at the end, never realizing it’s full potential. (Review)
477: The Shape of Water – Guillermo Del Toro gives us a love story of a mute woman and a fish-man in 1960’s Baltimore. Deserving of Best Picture. (Review)
476: Black Panther – Marvel delivers again with an awesome film that packs a cultural punch. One of their best. (Review)
475: Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin makes his directorial debut as he tells the story of Molly Bloom, former Olympic caliber skier who ends up running a multi million dollar underground poker game for the rich and powerful. (Review)
474: Hostiles – Christian Bale leads a group of character actors on a journey from New Mexico to Montana. A solid western. (Review)
473: I, Tonya – Margo Robbie and Allison Janney earn their Oscar nominations in this incredibly slick telling of the Tonya Harding story. (Review)
472: Phantom Thread – Daniel Day-Lewis shines in his final performance as Paul Thomas Anderson gives us an excellent film. (Review)
471: The Room – The first film of 2018. Tommy Wiseau’s masterpiece is re-released on 1/10/2018. It is a day that will be long remembered. (Review)