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Ranks/rates for the films of 2018 thus far

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Ranks/rates for the films of 2018 thus far

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Post by Good_Will_Harding » July 10th, 2018, 4:34 am

Waited a week for y'all to start this up, but since nobody came forward, I'll get a jump on it myself. ;)

Going by US release dates:

10
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Eighth Grade
Leave No Trace
Thoroughbreds
First Reformed

9
BlackKklansman
The Death of Stalin
Support the Girls
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Hereditary
Paddington 2
Disobedience

8
A Quiet Place
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Black Panther
Annihilation
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Sorry to Bother You
Blindspotting
Isle of Dogs
Avengers: Infinity War
Three Identical Strangers
The Tale
The Rider
Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Pass Over

7
Unsane
Love, Simon
Incredibles 2 / Bao
Christopher Robin
Crazy Rich Asians
Ant Man & the Wasp
The First Purge
Blockers
Tully
Lean on Pete
Hearts Beat Loud
You Were Never Really Here
Deadpool 2
Ready Player One

6
Chappaquiddick
To All the Boys I Loved Before
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!
Tomb Raider
Red Sparrow
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Unfriended: Dark Web

5
Truth or Dare
Insidious: The Last Key
Pacific Rim: Uprising
I Feel Pretty

4
The Nun
The Cloverfield Paradox
A Wrinkle in Time

In retrospect, a pretty good year so far; specifically an *excellent* summer season above all else. As I said on another thread, it'll be extremely disappointing to see so much of this refreshing, original summer crop go largely unnoticed by most of the awards-voting bodies in the months to come. But hey, that's just the nature of the beast, I s'pose.
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Post by mightysparks » July 10th, 2018, 5:50 am

I haven't seen much...

6/10
1. Annihilation
2. Ready Player One
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Post by beavis » July 10th, 2018, 7:04 am

As always, the best is yet to come... I usually catch up on that at the IFFR (end of January next year)
I'm rather forgiving on blockbuster spectacle, some of them here maybe should have scored below 5,5 on retrospect...
And I'm only looking at 2018 titles here, not every new film I've seen this year so far

1 - Jonaki - 8.5
2 - Avengers: Infinity War - 8.5
3 - Isle of Dogs - 8.0
4 - Voina Anny - 8.0
5 - Annihilation - 8.0
6 - Hereditary - 7.5
7 - Inkan, gongkan, sikan grigo inkan - 7.5
8 - Padmaavat - 7.5
9 - Ready Player One - 7.5
10 - The Absence of Apricots - 7.5
11 - Peranbu - 7.5
12 - Black Panther - 7.5
13 - Yi ching chun dik ming yi - 7.5
14 - Mary Magdalene - 7.5
15 - Deadpool 2 - 7.5
16 - Incredibles 2 - 7.5
17 - Solo: A Star Wars Story - 7.5
18 - An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn - 7.0
19 - O Clube dos Canibais - 7.0
20 - Tomb Raider - 7.0
21 - Zhuo yao ji 2 - 7.0
22 - Cobain - 7.0
23 - Sol Alegria - 7.0
24 - A Quiet Place - 7.0
25 - Piercing - 6.5
26 - Hotel Artemis - 6.0

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Post by Mothravka » July 10th, 2018, 10:28 am

1. The Absence of Apricots (Daniel Asadi Faezi) 3/5
2. Djamilia (Aminatou Echard) 3/5
3. Annihilation (Alex Garland) 2/5
4. Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) 2/5

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#5

Post by jvv » July 10th, 2018, 10:44 am

I haven't seen anything from 2018 yet. :blush:

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Post by blueboybob » July 10th, 2018, 12:32 pm

1. Childish Gambino: This Is America https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8381768/
2. Waco https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6040674/
3. Ready Player One https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
4. Black Panther https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825683/
5. The Looming Tower https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6474236/
6. The Surrounding Game https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3973724/
7. Paterno https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2388986/
8. Andre the Giant https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6543420/
9. When We First Met https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5783956/
10. A Quiet Place https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6644200/
11. Wild Wild Country https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7768848/
12. Death Row Chronicles https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7895644/
13. Bipolar Rock 'N Roller https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8276562/
14. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8342862/
15. Elvis Presley: The Searcher https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6244196/

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Post by RedHawk10 » July 10th, 2018, 3:34 pm

1. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 9
2. First Reformed - 9
3. The Favourite - 8
4. Support the Girls - 7
5. The Other Side of the Wind - 7
6. Roma - 7
7. A Star is Born - 6
8. Annihilation - 6
9. Burning - 6
10. BlacKkKlansman - 6
11. Avengers: Infinity War - 6
12. Vice - 5
13. Wildlife - 5
14. If Beale Street Could Talk - 5
15. Hereditary - 5
16. Black Panther - 5
17. Happy as Lazzaro - 5
18. At Eternity's Gate - 5
19. Madeline's Madeline - 4
20. The House That Jack Built - 3

Guess I'll keep this updated as the year goes on.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » July 10th, 2018, 3:46 pm

Well, I can mostly just copy and paste from my somewhat similar thread: :D

1. First Reformed - 9
2. Annihilation - 8.5
3. Isle of Dogs - 8
4. Unsane - 7
5. Tully - 7
6. Black Panther - 7
7. Hereditary - 6
8. The Death of Stalin - 6
9. Deadpool 2 - 6
10. Ready Player One - 6
11. A Quiet Place - 5
12. Thoroughbreds - 5
13. Upgrade - 5
14. Avengers: Infinity War - 5
15. The Cloverfield Paradox - 4
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Post by Gorro » July 10th, 2018, 5:34 pm

A weird lack of 7 rated movies. Netflix' output has been very poor except for Annihilation.

9
A Quiet Place
Avengers: Infinity War
Isle of Dogs

8
Black Panther
Annihilation
Thoroughbreds
Ready Player One
Unsane

7
Love, Simon

6
Game Night
Hong hai hang dong (Operation Red Sea)
Ghostland
Den of Thieves
Terminal
Red Sparrow
Tomb Raider
Anon
Beirut
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
Rampage
12 Strong
Tau
The Commuter
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
Tang ren jie tan an 2 (Detective Chinatown 2)
Zhuo yao ji 2 (Monster Hunt 2)
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash
Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

5
Batman Ninja
Peter Rabbit
The Cloverfield Paradox
Gringo
Insidious: The Last Key
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Yeom-Lyeok (Psychokinesis)

4
Winchester
Death Wish
Mute
The 15:17 to Paris
A Wrinkle in Time
The Titan

3
Fifty Shades Freed

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Post by Good_Will_Harding » July 10th, 2018, 8:55 pm

GruesomeTwosome wrote:
July 10th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Well, I can mostly just copy and paste from my somewhat similar thread: :D

1. First Reformed - 9
2. Annihilation - 8.5
3. Isle of Dogs - 8
4. Unsane - 7
5. Tully - 7
6. Black Panther - 7
7. Hereditary - 6
8. The Death of Stalin - 6
9. Deadpool 2 - 6
10. Ready Player One - 6
11. A Quiet Place - 5
12. Thoroughbreds - 5
13. Upgrade - 5
14. Avengers: Infinity War - 5
15. The Cloverfield Paradox - 4
:$ If it makes you feel better, we can say that your thread was mainly for listing out what everyone saw on the big screen, and mine is for specific opinion-related replies about those films. Because it helps me!

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Post by Good_Will_Harding » July 11th, 2018, 10:20 pm

In the interest of variety - and an attempt to distinguish this thread from the aforementioned adjacent thread ;) - I'll count down some of my personal favorite scores from the first half of the year. There's only been one or two real standouts thus far, but I guess I'm still in a musical sort of mood fresh off the composers poll!

5. Red Sparrow (James Newton Howard) - In all honesty, this one just barely earns a spot here thanks to the Russian-symphony inspired opening and closing passages, but WOW what exceptional standalone pieces they are!



4. Thoroughbreds (Erik Friedlander) - While admittedly not the most melodic or harmonious score from this lineup, this soundtrack no doubt heightens the overall tone and feel of this film quite a bit, which manages to be wholly unusual and off-putting in all the right ways.



3. Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat) - Among the more prolific working composers, Desplat offers yet another in a revolving door of finely tuned and creatively orchestrated scores, with this one offering some culturally appropriate Japanese inspired drum and chorus lines - and any score that pays homage to Akira Ifukube's original Gojira score is a-okay with me!



2. Hereditary - As effective and unsettling as the filmmaking, writing, performances, etc. all were in elevating this summer chiller, let's not forget the rich musical contributions to the film as well; not to mention a closing tune which still strikes fear into my heart everytime I hear it:



1. Solo: A Star Wars Story (John Powell) - A predictable choice perhaps, but for me there was no competition for the one score which stands head and shoulders above the rest of what I've heard this far into 2018. And if ever we needed proof that this franchise could musically thrive after the exit of John Williams, here it is. Far from a mere homage or pale imitation of the maestro's style and mannerisms, this score is bursting with its own personality and dynamic style, while still adhering to the more classical sensibilities from which this series' musical soundscape was founded on:



I'd also encourage any other film score enthusiasts to add theirs to the ranks as well!
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Post by Good_Will_Harding » July 11th, 2018, 10:31 pm

And just because I'm on a bit of a musical kick of sorts, here be some honorable mentions, consisting mostly of standalone cues and tracks from scores I'm overall maybe not as crazy about as my top five picks:


















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Post by hurluberlu » July 14th, 2018, 8:59 am

1. The Four Sisters (Claude Lanzmann) 8+
2. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (J. A. Bayona) 7-
3. Un homme est mort (Olivier Cossu) 6
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Post by fori » July 16th, 2018, 6:59 am

Haven't seen enough I'm afraid, but this should be a pretty representative order of preference:
1. An Elephant Sitting Still
2. Burning
3. Physis I
4. Foreboding
5. Under The Cover of Cloud
6. Shoplifters
7. Season of the Devil
8. The Divine Narrative Must Be Followed Eternal
9. Brother of the Year
10. Annihilation
11. Mirai
12. Hereditary
13. Black Panther
14. Love, Simon
15. Solo: A Star Wars Story
16. Cloverfield Paradox
17. Isle of Dogs
18. A Quiet Place
19. Infinity War
20. Ocean's 8
21. Ready Player One
22. Farmlands

This crop was mostly terrible. The film that tops the list is amazing, one of the greatest films of this decade to be sure, but after that it quickly drops off. The top 5 are all solid films, but after that, everything is quite problematic. Everything up to #9 is decent, and 10 is watchable, but the rest were horrendous. Big shout out to the bottom two of the list, really blows my mind that these films were liked by anybody. On a side note, Under the Cover of Cloud has not officially been released yet, and the cut I saw is not the final cut... so I guess my opinion is subject to change when I see the much shorter official release.

Apparently I forgot to check Love, Simon which I watched at the cinema several months ago, which is why I hadn't added it here either.

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Post by Onderhond » July 16th, 2018, 7:30 am

Being a fan of Asian cinema means that this list will look very different in a year or two. But for what it's worth:

The Top 8 (3.5* and higher)

01. 4.5* - Isle of Dogs (2018)
02. 4.0* - Ghostland (2018)
03. 3.5* - Cloverfield Paradox, The (2018)
04. 3.5* - Strangers: Prey at Night, The (2018)
05. 3.5* - How It Ends (2018)
06. 3.5* - Game Night (2018)
07. 3.5* - Outsider, The (2018)
08. 3.5* - Quiet Place, A (2018)


The Bottom 12 (1.5* and lower)

01. 0.5* - Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)
02. 1.0* - I Am Not an Easy Man [Je Ne Suis Pas un Homme Facile] (2018)
03. 1.0* - Children of the Corn: Runaway (2018)
04. 1.0* - Black Panther (2018)
05. 1.0* - Ready Player One (2018)
06. 1.0* - Blockers (2018)
07. 1.0* - Half Magic (2018)
08. 1.5* - Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The (2018)
09. 1.5* - Take Your Pills (2018)
10. 1.5* - Recovery Boys (2018)
11. 1.5* - Seeing Allred (2018)
12. 1.5* - Mute (2018)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » July 16th, 2018, 8:16 am

Wow, seen so little from this year so far. Didn't have money / skipped festivals so far and been lazy
Scale 1/10

Annihilation 4½

Solo: A Star Wars Story 2½

Isle of Dogs 2-2+ (mb more, might have been in bad mood) (theater)
Ready Player One 2+/10

Mary Magdalene 1+ (theater)
Game Night 1+
Black Panther 1+
Pacific Rim: Uprising 1+
Maze Runner: The Death Cure 1-1+

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Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City

2
Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher: The Honeymoon Stand Up Special
Tom Segura: Disgraceful
Ricky Gervais: Humanity

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Post by Ivan0716 » August 9th, 2018, 11:16 am

Seen 5, enjoyed all of them really.

1. La enfermedad del domingo aka Sunday's Illness - 8/10
2. Isle of Dogs - 7/10
3. Annihilation - 7/10
3. Tomb Raider - 6/10
4. Game Night - 6/10

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Post by albajos » August 9th, 2018, 5:22 pm

Good
Infinity War
Annihilation
Deadpool 2

Average
Black Panther

Disaapointing
Early Man
Ready Player One
God's Not Dead: A Light in Darkness
The Cloverfield Paradox
Rampage

Awful
Peter Rabbit

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » August 9th, 2018, 5:42 pm

@ albajos: What was your level of expectation for that God's Not Dead movie, such that it actually disappointed you? :blink:

Not as funny as the others?
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Post by albajos » August 9th, 2018, 5:49 pm

Well, that just the scale. It's better than the two previous ones, but diappointing based on what we can expect from a movie. It is possible to make good movies about these themes, but we probably have to look elsewhere than pureflix.

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Post by Good_Will_Harding » September 2nd, 2018, 9:49 pm

Obligatory, end-of-summer bump. Feel free to update your lists accordingly!

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Post by Mothravka » September 3rd, 2018, 9:53 am

An update:

1. Dead Souls (Wang Bing) 4/5
2. The Absence of Apricots (Daniel Asadi Faezi) 3/5
3. Djamilia (Aminatou Echard) 3/5
4. Burning (Lee Chang-dong) 2/5
5. Gens du lac (Jean-Marie Straub) 2/5
6. The Trader (Tamta Gabrichidze) 2/5
7. Annihilation (Alex Garland) 2/5
8. Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) 2/5
9. Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) 1/5
10. Deadpool 2 (David Leitch) 1/5
11. Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony Russo & Joe Russo) 1/5
12. Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug) 1/5

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Post by Gorro » September 3rd, 2018, 12:29 pm

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9
A Quiet Place
Avengers: Infinity War
Isle of Dogs

8
Black Panther
Annihilation
Thoroughbreds
Ready Player One
Unsane

7
Love, Simon

6
Game Night
Hong hai hang dong (Operation Red Sea)
Ghostland
Den of Thieves
Terminal
Red Sparrow
Tomb Raider
Anon
Beirut
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay
Rampage
12 Strong
Tau
The Commuter
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight
Tang ren jie tan an 2 (Detective Chinatown 2)
Zhuo yao ji 2 (Monster Hunt 2)
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash
Scooby-Doo & Batman: The Brave and the Bold

5
Batman Ninja
Peter Rabbit
The Cloverfield Paradox
Gringo
Insidious: The Last Key
Pacific Rim: Uprising
Yeom-Lyeok (Psychokinesis)

4
Winchester
Death Wish
Mute
The 15:17 to Paris
A Wrinkle in Time
The Titan

3
Fifty Shades Freed
Additions:

8
Hereditary
Upgrade

7
Kodachrome
Tully

6
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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Ocean's Eight
Adrift

5
Skyscraper
Extinction

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Post by joachimt » September 3rd, 2018, 4:57 pm

Only seen two:
Annihilation 9/10
How It Ends 6/10
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Post by flaiky » September 3rd, 2018, 5:44 pm

2018 on IMDB only:

★★★★★
1. Grenfell
★★★★
2. Hereditary
3. Leave No Trace
★★★
4. Blackkklansman
5. Incredibles 2
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6. A Quiet Place

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Post by albajos » September 3rd, 2018, 8:06 pm

Already posted in #18 so just the last 4 weeks:

Very good
Utøya 22. juli
Love, Simon

Good
Per Fugelli: Siste resept
Andre the Giant

Average
Isle of Dogs - I probably need to see it again. Way too much information to process.

Disappointing
Tomb Raider

Bad
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 5th, 2018, 2:48 pm

I'll just post all my 2018 film viewings, with new films seen since my initial post in the thread:

1. First Reformed - 9
2. Eighth Grade - 9
3. Annihilation - 8.5
4. Leave No Trace - 8.5
5. BlacKkKlansman - 8
6. Lean on Pete - 8
7. Isle of Dogs - 8
8. Unsane - 7.5
9. Tully - 7
10. You Were Never Really Here - 7
11. Black Panther - 7
12. Ant-Man and the Wasp - 7
13. Mission: Impossible - Fallout - 7
14. Hereditary - 6
15. The Tale - 6
16. The Death of Stalin - 6
17. Deadpool 2 - 6
18. Ready Player One - 6
19. A Quiet Place - 5
20. Sicario: Day of the Soldado - 5
21. Thoroughbreds - 5
22. Upgrade - 5
23. Avengers: Infinity War - 5
24. Searching - 5
25. The Cloverfield Paradox - 4
26. Fahrenheit 451 - 4
27. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - 3
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Post by Mothravka » September 7th, 2018, 10:29 am

Another update:

1. Dead Souls (Wang Bing) 4/5
2. The Absence of Apricots (Daniel Asadi Faezi) 3/5
3. Djamilia (Aminatou Echard) 3/5
4. Água Forte (Mónica Baptista) 3/5
5. Optimism (Deborah Stratman) 3/5
6. Burning (Lee Chang-dong) 2/5
7. Gens du lac (Jean-Marie Straub) 2/5
8. The Trader (Tamta Gabrichidze) 2/5
9. Annihilation (Alex Garland) 2/5
10. Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) 2/5
11. Hereditary (Ari Aster) 1/5
12. Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) 1/5
13. Deadpool 2 (David Leitch) 1/5
14. Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony Russo & Joe Russo) 1/5
15. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (J.A. Bayona) 1/5
16. Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug) 1/5

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Post by 3eyes » September 7th, 2018, 12:12 pm

Only one I've seen so far:

The most unknown

I don't do rankings but for me, 4/5. Unusual sort of science documentary.
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Post by kathulu » September 8th, 2018, 8:10 pm

Hi everyone, new forum member, long term ICM user (8 years). Can't believe I haven't hung out here before =)

Here's my list so far:

Annihilation 9/10 (last 20 minutes were so powerful)
BlackKKKlansman 8/10
Isle of Dogs 8/10 (loved the linguistic approach!)
Alex Strangelove 7/10
Black Panther 5/10
Avengers: Infinity War 5/10
Next Gen 3/10 (very weird morals for a kids movie, couldn't get past it)
To All the Boys I've Loved Before 6/10
Ready Player One 4/10
Looking Glass 1/10 (??? Nic Cage flick, I barely even remember it, it was so bad)
Sierra Burgess is a Loser 6/10
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 9/10
Been So Long 6/10
Hold the Dark 7/10
The Land of Steady Habits 5/10
Shirkers 6/10
When We First Met 3/10
American Animals 6/10
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Post by Ivan0716 » September 9th, 2018, 11:23 am

nvm
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Post by vendetta » September 10th, 2018, 7:42 am

mostly average watches from 2018 so far...lots to watch

dissapointment - ready player one

liked - hereditary
infinity war
quiet place
parmanu
fallout
to the boys loved before
upgrade

watchable - ant man and wasp
october
rangastalam

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Post by Mothravka » September 13th, 2018, 10:19 am

Update:

1. Dead Souls (Wang Bing) 4/5
2. The Absence of Apricots (Daniel Asadi Faezi) 3/5
3. Djamilia (Aminatou Echard) 3/5
4. An Elephant Sitting Still (Bo Hu) 3/5
5. Água Forte (Mónica Baptista) 3/5
6. Optimism (Deborah Stratman) 3/5
7. The Hymns of Muscovy (Dimitri Venkov) 2/5
8. Burning (Lee Chang-dong) 2/5
9. Gens du lac (Jean-Marie Straub) 2/5
10. The Trader (Tamta Gabrichidze) 2/5
11. Annihilation (Alex Garland) 2/5
12. Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson) 2/5
13. Hereditary (Ari Aster) 1/5
14. Black Panther (Ryan Coogler) 1/5
15. Deadpool 2 (David Leitch) 1/5
16. Solo: A Star Wars Story (Ron Howard) 1/5
17. Avengers: Infinity War (Anthony Russo & Joe Russo) 1/5
18. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (J.A. Bayona) 1/5
19. Tomb Raider (Roar Uthaug) 1/5
20. Peter Rabbit (Will Gluck) 1/5

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 13th, 2018, 1:42 pm

kathulu wrote:
September 8th, 2018, 8:10 pm
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 9/10
How did you see this one already? Venice Film Festival? Big Coens fan myself, that high rating is encouraging. :)
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Post by kathulu » September 13th, 2018, 1:47 pm

I work as a translator/subtitler. =) It was amazing, I loved it so much. I can't really say anything else, NDA etc. But basically you won't regret watching it.
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Post by GruesomeTwosome » September 13th, 2018, 1:56 pm

Ah, I see, that's very cool! Yeah, really looking forward to seeing this one obviously. Preferably in the theater rather than just on Netflix.
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Post by OldAle1 » September 13th, 2018, 2:11 pm

A weak year for films seen so far, because 1) I just haven't been able to get to stuff the last 2-3 months, and 2) the numbers of non-blockbuster films playing in cinemas within 1.5 hours of me continues to decline. Not feeling anymore like making a 3-5 hour round-trip drive to see a movie, and still wanting to watch as much new stuff as possible in the cinema, I'm kind of fucked at the moment; end result this is a much less interesting year so far than any of the last 3-4 at this point for me.

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1. Annihilation


EXCELLENT
2. BlacKkKlansman
3. Black Panther


VERY GOOD
4. Leave No Trace
5. Eighth Grade
6. Isle of Dogs


GOOD
7. Game Night
8. RBG
9. The 15:17 to Paris
10. Red Sparrow
11. Hereditary
12. A Quiet Place
13. Upgrade
14. Incredibles 2


OK
15. Tomb Raider
16. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
17. Solo

MEDIOCRE
18. Avengers: Infinity War

SHIT
19. Proud Mary
20. Ready Player One

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Post by Good_Will_Harding » September 13th, 2018, 6:24 pm

Hmm, I don't entirely agree with your assessment of it being a weak year so far, but then I've seen quite a bit more than you have at this point, mostly due to just spending all of my potential free time going to the theater. The blockbusters are of course just as mixed as any other year, but I've found the summer as a whole (or at least as far as mid to low budget offerings go) to be largely exceptional and one of the strongest three-to-four month periods we've had in a long time. The last few weeks or so have been extremely flimsy though, I'll admit, but it's offered some opportunities to go back and revisit some of the ones I really loved, many of which have improved - heck, a second viewing of the Mr. Rogers doc this past weekend propelled it to my #1 spot for the whole year. If I were to recommend you catch up on one blind spot, that'd be my pick. ;)

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Post by albajos » September 13th, 2018, 7:20 pm

2 of 18 movies I would put on those yearly competitions we have. Which basically isn't enough for one of them.

But upcoming is a LGBT+ filmfestival in Oslo might have some gold.
and of course all Oscar-contenders. but so far I don't have any movie I know I must see.

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