We encourage healthy discussion of your favorites in our comment section below -. Private Life: Forget Hereditary—this was one of the horror movies of the year the other one is farther below. A black comedy featuring an all-star ensemble cast, where a weekly game night amongst a group of friends takes a dark, hilarious turn for the worse. Joe's mom, Jeanette Carey Mulligan , a housewife, is left to pick up the pieces as Jerry wallows in drink and self-pity. Writer and director Sam Levinson might be fairly new to the big blockbuster game, but with the directors producing and a talented cast that make it look easy, he manages to craft an elegantly simple yet scary tale about a town gone mad. They all deserve to win the Oscar for this film—if you haven't seen it yet, here's hoping you like fisheye cameras! You may have experienced the four existing versions of this tale, but don't let that stop you from enjoying Cooper's assured - and yes, very self-indulgent - directorial debut.
Based on the popular books, this romantic comedy is a Hollywood rarity thanks to its all-Asian cast. What other movie had war rhinos? Each feels so purely western, thanks to cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, production designer Jess Gonchor, and costumer Mary Zophres. We soon see just how unstable Valentini's mental state has become as a result of her past trauma - maybe she really does need this strong of an intervention? Watching it, you quickly settle into a dream state where everything is barely explained and half-remembered. The second stop-motion animated film from Wes Anderson, set on a trash-covered island off the coast of Japan where all the nation's dogs have been exiled. When he is tasked with helping find the teenage daughter of a politician who has been kidnapped by a sex-trafficking ring, Joe becomes, like Travis Bickle, an avenging angel who will save Nina Ekaterina Samsonov from her fate.
And then it got its own worthy of Trump's alternative facts and it also may have been a MoviePass scam on top of that! With more twists and turns than a round of Snakes and Ladders, you owe it to yourself to watch Game Night as soon as possible, particularly if you need to break the tension after a high-stakes match of Christmas Monopoly with the family. Read our interview with author Jonathan Ames. Melissa McCarthy and Nicholas Cage gave all-time great performances in two very, very different films, Can You Ever Forgive Me and Mandy. But the finished product was more than I could have imagined or hoped for. The Death of Stalin: Armando Iannucci takes his unique talent for wringing black humor out of political insanity Veep, The Thick Of It to the Soviet Union in 1953, a time in which a bunch of paranoid, inept underlings frantically maneuvered to backstab each other for a chance to ascend to power. Watch a clip: Jeanette recalls her younger days … John David Washington is terrific as the police officer who plucks a plum assignment to get out of a stifling desk job and can't believe his good luck — or the gullibility of the hate group he's investigating.
Brady's performance may be hard to critique, being a version of himself, but there isn't a false note in sight. The increasing diversity and originality of artistic ideas in movies is a result of the increasing though not sufficiently rapidly increasing diversity in the range of filmmakers, actors, and other collaborators working today. This is a true masterpiece I recommend everyone check out. Spoiler Alert: for anyone who wants to jump straight into yelling and arguing in the comments section, let me save you some time and let you know that the number one film is. They resist clichés of audiovisual thought, which are as desensitizing to the individual mind as they are deluding in the forum of social debate. Despite any imperfections and with 1 being the least imperfect , these films were inspiring for taking us to new places, in new ways, with a personal touch that only could have come from confident filmmakers eager to share their vision. We follow the daring exploits of Chief Bryan Cranston , a gruff stray and natural-born leader of the pack, who ends up helping a young boy named Atari Koyu Rankin in the search for his furry best friend.
Jordan, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett Plot: Following the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the advanced nation of Wakanda in order to take the throne and rule his land. Hmm… But, in a surprise to almost everybody, Game Night turns out to be one of the best comedies of the year, thanks to a pointed script, stellar performances from all of its cast, and a genuinely intriguing story that could easily have worked as a straightly played David Fincher crime thriller. I dare you to find a more terrifying, terrifically evocative scene than the pool party. Or if you just like to watch films with a lot of blood and violence, it has that too. Top Grossing Movies of 2018 Rank Movie Release Date Distributor Genre 2018 Gross Tickets Sold 1.
But not being able to ride — doctors said he would risk his life doing so — was a death sentence of another order for the Lakota cowboy. And I challenge you to not well up at all of them. Let's not forget that it also had the best trailer of the year: 4. It can't be overstated how refreshing it is to see so much positive Asian representation in an American-made film, which was a hit with audiences and at the box office. And Christian Bale was transformative in the polarizing Vice, a movie that was very interested in the banality of evil.
Toller, with the lines on his forehead suggesting cracks too deep to ever heal. Between the breakneck pacing, intense stunt work, and some perfect bits of comic relief, Fallout fires on all cylinders, and stands as a high point for the series and action flicks at large. The sixth spy thriller following Ethan Hunt Tom Cruise , this time he must save the free world from international terrorists the 'Apostles'. A million things could have gone wrong with this film—hell, it almost did with the saccharine ending—but Cooper's attempt at making an authentic, indie version of the oft-told Pygmalion-esque story paid off completely. Plus, how many movies can lay claim to working in a climactic mahjong scene? Resolutely analogue mechanic Grey Logan Marshall-Green suffers a tragic car crash and finds himself recovered by way of cybernetic upgrades to his body and mind.
But there are also signs of progress. The Favourite: I was most definitely not a big fan of Yorgos Lanthimos' previous films before this Colin Farrell is good, but The Lobster was bad! This movie charges out of the gate and takes no prisoners. Both visually and intellectually, it was nothing less than a psychedelic horror movie about aliens, communication, and people's capacity for self-destruction. He felt as useless as a horse with a broken leg. Instead, it's all about the everyday grind of working class jobs as seen through the eyes of Regina Hall's restaurant manager. Unsane is at its best when you're struggling to believe anything it's showing you. When Spider-Man finds himself crossing into parallel dimensions, he must team up with the alternate versions of himself in order to combat a threat that has the potential to destroy all realities.
The fifth big-screen adaptation of sees grizzled country-rock god Jackson Maine Bradley Cooper stumble upon reserved singer-songwriter Ally Lady Gaga , and, one whirlwind romance later, Ally is on the road to stardom, while Jackson's tumultuous inner demons threaten to bring them both crashing down. Filmed in the Coen Brothers' typically meticulous style, the stories are recognizably Coenesque in that fate keeps dealing a surprising hand. Didn't anyone spot that gaping plot hole? After years of toiling in little-seen and often unlikable B movies see: The Canyons , Schrader made a spiritual companion piece to his Taxi Driver script that shares a similar intensity and focus—except this time, the subjects of that gaze are religion, terrorism, and most boldly, climate change. Granik's gentle handling of the material and her cast is masterful, while immersing us in a lush Pacific Northwest environment that appears as a safe haven for those living on the fringes, until it isn't. He teams up with a Jewish officer Adam Driver who can serve as his alias in the flesh, and together they deliver a one-two punch of non-Aryan schadenfreude to racists. Watch a clip: Skin in the game? Oh, and there is also gambling on duck races, because men have to do something. It's a cruelly funny comedy that traces the bond between women struggling to have and to hold power.
Even better, this is the first of a trilogy by author Jenny Han, so there could be more on the way. Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. Four high school girls are at the centre of a hack, which reveals the secrets of almost half their town with murderous consequences. Note: This is a joke, but also not a joke. Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2018.