Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2018

The time has come to reflect on the past ten years of filmmaking. There are many notable films that changed the course of film criticism, box office and the entire moviegoing experience.

Here are my top picks from 2018….

  1. Blackkklansman
    dir. Spike Lee
    starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace

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  2. Roma
    dir. Alfonso Cuarón
    starring: Yalitza Aparicio and Marina De Tavira

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  3. If Beale Street Could Talk 
    dir. Barry Jenkins
    starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King and Colman Domingo

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Best Animated Feature: 
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
dir. Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey
starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Kathryn Hahn, Kimiko Glenn, Nicholas Cage, Chris Pine, Liev Shreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Zoe Kravitz, John Mulaney, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Tomlin and Mahershala Ali

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Best Comedy:
Game Night
dir. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
starring: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Michael C. Hall, Chelsea Peretti, Kylie Bunby, Lamorne Morris and Jesse Plemons

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AND…

Tag
dir. Jeff Tomsic
starring: Jake Johnson, Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Lil Rel Howery, Jon Hamm, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, Hannibal Buress, Leslie Bibb and Rashida Jones.

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Best Franchise Film:
Black Panther
dir. Ryan Coogler
starring: Chadwick Boseman, Angela Bassett, Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Sterling K. Brown, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis

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****Honourable Mention*** 
– Mission Impossible: Fallout 

Best Horror Film:
A Quiet Place
dir. John Krasinski
starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Cade Woodward

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***Honourable Mentions***
– Suspiria
– Venom

Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2017

The time has come to reflect on the past ten years of filmmaking. There are many notable films that changed the course of film criticism, box office and the entire moviegoing experience.

Here are my top picks from 2017….

  1. Call Me By Your Name
    dir. Luca Guadagnino
    starring: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg and Amira Casarcmbyn
  2. Molly’s Game
    dir. Aaron Sorkin
    starring: Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner and Idris ElbaMOLLY'S GAME
  3. Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
    dir. Martin McDonagh
    starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell3bills

Best Animated Feature:
Coco
dir. Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alana Ubach and Jaime Camill

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Best Comedy:
Girls Trip
dir. Malcolm D. Lee
starring: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish

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Best Franchise Film:
Wonder Woman
dir. Patty Jenkins
starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen and Danny Huston

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Best Horror Film:
Get Out
dir. Jordan Peele
starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, LaKeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener

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Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2016

The time has come to reflect on the past ten years of filmmaking. There are many notable films that changed the course of film criticism, box office and the entire moviegoing experience.

Here are my top picks from 2016….

  1. Arrival
    dir. Denis Villeneuve
    starring: Amy Adams

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  2. Moonlight
    dir. Barry Jenkins
    starring: Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, Janelle Monae, Naomi Harris, Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome

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  3. Jackie
    dir. Pablo Larrain
    starring: Natalie Portman

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Best Animated Feature:
Moana
dir. Ron Clements and John Musker
starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Tudyk 
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Best Comedy:
Bad Moms
dir. Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn

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***Honourable Mention*** 
The Nice Guys 

Best Franchise Film:
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
dir. Zack Snyder
starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons and Amy Adams

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AND….

Deadpool
dir. Tim Miller
starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller, Ed Skrein, Karan Soni and Brianna Hildebrand

DEADPOOL

Best Horror Film
Hush
dir. Mike Flanagan
starring: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel and Michael Trucco

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Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2015

The time has come to reflect on the past ten years of filmmaking. There are many notable films that changed the course of film criticism, box office and the entire moviegoing experience.

Here are my top picks from 2015….

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
    dir. George Miller
    starring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Zoe Kravitz

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  2. The Lobster
    dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
    starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jenna Barden and Olivia Colman

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  3. Carol
    dir. Todd Haynes
    starring: Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

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Best Animated Feature:
Inside Out
dir. Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen
starring: Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Richard Kind and Diane Lane

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Best Comedy:
The Night Before
dir. Jonathan Levine
starring: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, Mindy Kaling and James Franco

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Best Franchise Film:
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
dir. Christopher McQuarrie
starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin and Ving Rhames
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***Honourable Mention*** 
Creed 

Best Horror Film:
The Invitation
dir. Karyn Kusama
starring: Logan Marshal – Green, Tammy Blanchard, Michael Huisman, Emayatzy Coriniealdi and Aiden Lovecamp

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Decade in Review: The Best Films From 2014

The time has come to reflect on the past ten years of filmmaking. There are many notable films that changed the course of film criticism, box office and the entire moviegoing experience.

Here are my top picks from 2014….

  1. Interstellar
    dir. Christopher Nolan
    starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain, Anne Hathaway, MacKenzie Foy, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo and Michael Caine.

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  2. Gone Girl
    dir. David Fincher
    starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Emily Ratajkowski and Tyler Perry

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  3. Whiplash
    dir. Damien Chazelle
    starring: J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist and Miles Teller

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Best Animated Feature:
Paddington
dir. Paul King
starring: Ben Whishaw, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville and Julie Walters

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Best Comedy:
Neighbours
dir. Nicholas Stoller
starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco and Ike Barinholtz

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Best Franchise Film:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
dir. Joe & Anthony Russo
starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johnasson, Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Grillo, Emily Van Camp and Sebastian Stan

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***Honourable Mention***
– X-MEN: Days of Future Past 

Best Horror Film:
It Follows
dir. David Robert Mitchell
starring: Maika Monroe, Lili Sepe and Keir Gilchrist

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