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Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 7:53 pm
by Rufus-T
Happy 2018! Welcome to the Year-by-Year Poll looking back at 2018. It is time again 1) to bring on the new year, and 2) to celebrate the movies from the year just ended.

The Rules

The rule is slightly different from our usual poll. In addition to poll the films, we will include polls for the 4 acting categories (leading actor, leading actress, supporting actor, and supporting actress).

The eligible films are the following:

1) Feature films, documentaries, short films, TV movies and TV mini-series, but not continuing TV series or individual TV episodes.

2) Listed as 2018 according to IMDb

3) Listed according to IMDb prior to 2018 if the film released in 2018 in your country. These usually are 2017 films and sometimes 2016 films. If earlier than 2016 and I do not notice any 2018 release at any country, I may disqualify it unless you can justify the inclusion in your ballot.

You may list up to 20 films for the film poll, no minimum number.

You may list up to 10 performances for each of the 4 acting categories. If you are not sure whether a performance is a leading or a supporting role, put it in the category you deem most fit. The split will consolidated later to the category with the most points follow by number of mentions and by higher ranked.

If you have an actor or actress in multiple films in your list, please list their performances for the different films at different slots since they are different performances.

Your ballot can be either ranked or unranked, but I will assume it's ranked unless otherwise stated. For ranked ballots it makes it easier if you use a numbered list.

The Scoring

For ranked ballots, the top-ranked title will receive a number of points equal to the number of titles on the ballot, with each succeeding title receiving one fewer point. So the top title on a list of 20 films will receive 20 points, the next 19 points and so on. If the list has only 10 films, the top title will receive 10 points, the next one 9, and so on. If there are 5 films on the list, the top film will receive 5 points, the next one 4, well you get the idea.

For unranked ballots, each title will receive an equal share of the total points that would have been allotted to the ballot if it had been ranked. If there are 20 films on the ballot, this means each one would receive 10.5 points.

The scoring for the performances is the same as films except that the scoring is for lists up to 10 slots.

Some resources

2018 films with the sorted by most votes on IMDb

2018 films you've rated on IMDb

2018 movies you've checked on ICM

Wikipedia's 2018 in film article

New York City 2018 Commercial Releases ** with thanks to jeff_v

Box Office Mojo International <=== select the "region" then "Country" and click on the "YEARLY BOX OFFICE" tab. Not available for all country though.

There are a some useful threads on this forum that relate to 2018 films:

viewtopic.php?p=551643
viewtopic.php?p=549092
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3150

The Deadline

This poll will run for through Mid Feb and will close on Sunday February 17 midnight Eastern Time or whenever I sign on the Monday following.

You may update your ballot at any time before the poll closes.

Don't worry too much if you have not seen enough films. You are still welcome to participate. The result turned out to be quite decent every year with enough participation. The poll may help you keep up to date the recent films. It helped me every year.

After this poll, we will return to our regular Year-by-Year poll with 1932, followed by 1972.

Thank you and happy listing!

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 7:53 pm
by Rufus-T
FILM

Annihilation
Bird Box
BlacKkKlansman
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
Chappaquiddick
Cold War
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
First Man
Halloween
Hereditary
Mandy
Paddington 2
A Quiet Place
Ready Player One
Roma
Searching
Solo: A Star Wars Story
A Star Is Born
Suspiria



LEADING ACTOR

LEADING ACTRESS

SUPPORTING ACTOR

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 8:25 pm
by joachimt
Rufus-T wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:53 pm
3) Listed according to IMDb prior to 2018 if the film released in 2018 in your country. These usually are 2016 films and sometimes 2015 films. If earlier than 2016 and I do not notice any 2018 release at any country, I may disqualify it unless you can justify the inclusion in your ballot.
I guess you mean 2017 and 2016.

Is there an easy way to find out which 2017 films were released in 2018 in my country?

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm
by joachimt
Aren't you going to use Max's spreadsheet?

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm
by Teproc
FWIW, I don't think making films eligible if they released in 2018 "in your country" is a good choice. I'll be ignoring it, because even though I only saw Call Me By Your Name in late February as that is when it came out here, it would feel silly to vote for a film that will always be counted as a 2017 film in the future, and it would feel sillier still for it to be on the list. IMDB dates have their issues in that people can't vote for stuff that hasn't come out yet, but at least they're (generally) consistent over time.

Anyway, let's list (subject to change, I assume that's fine as long as it's before the deadline ?).

FILM

1. Annihilation (Alex Garland)
2. Ahlat Agaci / The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
3. First Man (Damien Chazelle)
4. Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird)
5. BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee)
6. Se rokh / Three Faces (Jafar Panahi)
7. Plaire, aimer et courir vite / Sorry Angel (Christophe Honoré)
8. The Sister Brothers (Jacques Audiard)
9. Thunder Road (Jim Cummings)
10. Shirkers (Sandi Tan)
11. Manbiki kazoku / Shoplifters (Hirokazu Koreeda)
12. Mirai no Mirai / Mirai (Mamoru Hosoda)
13. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey & Rodney Rothman)
14. Au poste! / Keep an Eye Out (Quentin Dupieux)
15. Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson)
16. Guy (Alex Lutz)
17. Leto (Kirill Serebrennikov)
18. Zimna wojna / Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski)
19. Beoning / Burning (Lee Chang-dong)
20. Bao (Domee Shi)

LEADING ACTOR

1. Alex Lutz (Guy)
2. Jim Cummings (Thunder Road)
3. John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)
4. Vincent Lacoste (Plaire, aimer et courir vite / Sorry Angel)
5. John Huston (The Other Side of the Wind)
6. Félix Maritaud (Sauvage / Wild)
7. John C. Reilly (The Sisters Brothers)
8. Dogu Demirkol (Ahlat Agaci / The Wild Pear Tree)
9. Ryan Gosling (First Man)
10. Roman Bilyk (Leto)

LEADING ACTRESS

1. Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)
2. Claire Foy (Unsane)
3. Joanna Kulig (Zimna wojna / Cold War)
4. Charlize Theron (Tully)
5. Toni Collette (Hereditary)
6. Sakura Andô (Manbiki kazoku / Shoplifters)
7. Natalie Portman (Annihilation)
8. Behnaz Jafari (Se rokh / Three Faces)
9. Jessica Dinnage (Den skyldige / The Guilty)
10. Agathe Bonitzer (La belle et la belle / When Margaux Meets Margaux)

SUPPORTING ACTOR

1. Murat Cemcir (Ahlat Agaci / The Wild Pear Tree)
2. Riz Ahmed (The Sisters Brothers)
3. Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
4. Domnhall Gleeson (A Futile and Stupid Getsure)
5. Topher Grace (BlacKkKlansman)
6. Tom Waits (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
7. Denis Podalydès (Plaire, aimer et courir vite / Sorry Angel)
8. Eric Bernard (Sauvage / Wild)
9. Peter Bogdanovich (The Other Side of the Wind)
10. Jonathan Pryce (The Man Who Killed Don Quixote)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

1. Jeon Jong-soo (Beoning / Burning)
2. Claire Foy (First Man)
3. Zoe Kazan (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)
4. Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s Eight)
5. Mackenzie Davis (Tully)
6. Cynthia Erivo (Bad Times at the El Royale)
7. Riley Keough (Under the Silver lake)
8. Joana Ribeiro (The Man Who Killed Don Quixote)
9. Virginie Efira (Le grand bain)
10. Gina Rodriguez (Annihilation)

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 8:52 pm
by Ivan0716
Going with IMDB year, very top-heavy, Sunset is in my top 75 of all time, love the rest of the top 10, gets a bit iffy after that. Thanks to LFF and my local cinemas practically giving tickets away, I saw films I otherwise wouldn't have had the chance/desire to. There are a lot more I want to see, but very few will be available to me before the deadline, Beale Street for sure, maybe El reino which is coming out on DVD this month, so my list isn't likely to change much, might as well post now.

My year on letterboxd

Film:
1. Sunset
2. Burning
3. Long Day's Journey Into Night
4. Cold War
5. Roma
6. Ash is Purest White
7. An Elephant Sitting Still
8. The Favourite
9. Climax
10. Sunday's Illness
11. Suspiria
12. Shoplifters
13. The Wild Pear Tree
14. Widows
15. Holiday
16. Sorry to Bother You
17. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
18. Under the Silver Lake
19. In Fabric
20. Everybody Knows


Leading Actor:
1. Marcello Fonte - Dogman
2. Robert Redford - The Old Man & the Gun
3. Milan Maric - Dovlatov
4. Lakeith Stanfield - Sorry to Bother You
5. Thomasz Kot - Cold War
6. Daveed Diggs - Blindspotting
7. Liao Fan - Ash is Purest White
8. Ryan Gosling - First Man
9. Lily Franky - Shoplifters
10. Jim Cummings - Thunder Road


Leading Actress:
1. Zhao Tao - Ash is Purest White
2. Rachel Weisz - The Favourite
3. Bárbara Lennie - Sunday's Illness
4. Joanna Kulig - Cold War
5. Juli Jakab - Sunset
6. Florence Pugh - The Little Drummer Girl
7. Penélope Cruz - Everybody Knows
8. Helena Howard - Madeline's Madeline
9. Yalitza Aparicio - Roma
10. Bárbara Lennie - Petra


Supporting Actor:
1. Steven Yuen - Burning
2. Daniel Kaluuya - Widows
3. Mahershala Ali - Green Book
4. Nicholas Hoult - The Favourite
5. Murat Cemcir - The Wild Pear Tree
6. Tim Blake Nelson - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
7. Ricardo Darin - Everybody Knows
8. Michael B Jordan - Black Panther
9. Meth DamonJesse Plemons - Game Night
10. Sam Elliot - A Star is Born


Supporting Actress:
1. Elizabeth Debicki - Widows
2. Olivia Colman - The Favourite
3. Cynthia Erivo - Bad Times at the El Royale
4. Sakura Ando - Shoplifters
5. Wei Tang - Long Day's Journey Into Night
6. Emma Stone - The Favourite
7. Bárbara Lennie - Everybody Knows
8. Claire Foy - First Man
9. Jun Jong-seo - Burning
10. J. Smith-Cameron - Nancy

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 8:55 pm
by Carmel1379
Tentatively,



#1 Mandy
#2 Burning
#3 Climax
#4 Cold War
#5 The Favourite
#6 Isle of Dogs
#7 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
#8 Eighth Grade
#9 The Haunting of Hill House
#10 Annihilation
#11 Under the Silver Lake
#12 Umbilical World
#13 Anon
#14 You Were Never Really There
#15 The Miseducation of Cameron Post
#16 Current Value - That Smile (Dan Frantz & Andy Koeger)
#17 The House That Jack Built
#18 The Other Side of the Wind
#19 River's Edge (Isao Yukisada)
#20 Incredibles 2



Lead Actresses

#1 Joanna Kulig, Cold War
#2 Olivia Colman, The Favourite
#3 Emma Stone, The Favourite
#4 Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
#5 Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
#6 Chloë Grace Moretz, The Miseducation of Cameron Post
#7 Fumi Nikaidō, River's Edge
#8 Natalie Portman, Annihilation
#9 Amanda Seyfried, Anon
#10 Elastigirl, Incredibles 2


Lead Actors

#1 Tomasz Kot, Cold War
#2 Nicolas Cage, Mandy
#3 John Huston, The Other Side of the Wind
#4 Ah-in Yoo, Burning
#5 David Firth's voice & face, Umbilical World
#6 Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really There
#7 Andrew Garfield, Under the Silver Lake
#8 Matt Dillon, The House That Jack Built
#9 Clive Owen, Anon
#10 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lukas


Supporting Actresses

#1 Jong-seo Jun, Burning
#2 Andrea Riseborough, Mandy
#3 Kate Siegel, The Haunting of Hill House
#4 Tilda Swinton, Suspiria
#5 Jennifer Jason Leigh, Annihilation
#6 Gina Rodriguez, Annihilation
#7 Sasha Lane, The Miseducation of Cameron Post
#8 Mia Goth, Suspiria
#9 Siobhan Fallon Hogan, The House That Jack Built
#10 Uma Thurman, The House That Jack Built


Supporting Actors

#1 Steven Yeun, Burning
#2 Nicholas Hoult, The Favourite
#3 Linus Roache, Mandy
#4 Tom Waits, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
#5 Tim Blake Nelson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
#6 Harry Melling, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
#7 Simon Pegg, Mission: Impossible - Fallout
#8 Saul Rubinek, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
#9 Jonjo O'Neill, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
#10 Sam Louwyck, Lukas

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 9:13 pm
by joachimt
I just watched my 8th movie from 2018. Rated two movies above 7/10, so not a lot to vote for. Maybe I'll watch some more and vote right before the deadline.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 9:34 pm
by maxwelldeux
joachimt wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Aren't you going to use Max's spreadsheet?
it's in the OP here: viewtopic.php?p=541630#p541630

Just need IMDB URLs from people. And if anything breaks, PM me and I'll debug it. :cheers:

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 6th, 2019, 11:50 pm
by albajos
Based on norwegian premieres

01. Call Me By Your Name
02. Utøya, 22. juli
03. Girl
04. Love, Simon
05. The Post
06. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
07. BlacKkKlansman
08. The Shape of Water
09. Every Day
10. Roma

I'll edit and expand it as the month passes

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 3:47 am
by Rufus-T
maxwelldeux wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 9:34 pm
joachimt wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Aren't you going to use Max's spreadsheet?
it's in the OP here: viewtopic.php?p=541630#p541630

Just need IMDB URLs from people. And if anything breaks, PM me and I'll debug it. :cheers:
Thanks for the template. I was thinking about begin the use the methodology when doing the regular Year-by-Year poll when without the performance categories. Your spreadsheet is much much fancier than the one I use myself. I may even take advantage your template for the tabulation.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 3:57 am
by Rufus-T
Teproc wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm
FWIW, I don't think making films eligible if they released in 2018 "in your country" is a good choice.
Someone brought this issue up last year. It turned out that some 2016 IMDb listed films made the cut since it was released early 2017 in many places. I can not say for now how the 2017 films released early 2018 fared. It is up to you if you prefer not to list a 2017 film released in your country in 2018. You are welcome to if you wish to. I hope not to be too formal to ruin the joy for this "challenge" poll. Thank you for your participation

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 4:38 am
by sol
Rufus-T wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 3:57 am
Teproc wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm
FWIW, I don't think making films eligible if they released in 2018 "in your country" is a good choice.
Someone brought this issue up last year. It turned out that some 2016 IMDb listed films made the cut since it was released early 2017 in many places. I can not say for now how the 2017 films released early 2018 fared. It is up to you if you prefer not to list a 2017 film released in your country in 2018. You are welcome to if you wish to.
I think this leniency only makes sense. Not of all us were able to fly to Britain to watch The Death of Stalin in 2017 so that we could vote for it in last year's poll. :shrug:

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 4:42 am
by sol
Subject to change.

Updates

08.01.18 - watched The First Purge
10.01.18 - watched The Meg
11.01.18 - watched Mute
12.01.18 - watched Eighth Grade
17.01.18 - watched Maze Runner: The Death Cure
18.01.18 - watched Green Book
19.01.18 - watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
21.01.18 - watched Ready Player One

Best Picture

1. BlacKkKlansman (2018, Spike Lee)
2. The Favourite (2018, Yorgos Lanthimos)
3. The Death of Stalin (2017, Armando Iannucci)
4. The Endless (2017, Justin Benson; Aaron Moorhead)
5. Unsane (2018, Steven Sodebergh)
6. Upgrade (2018, Leigh Whannell)
7. The Insult (2017, Ziad Doueiri)
8. Eighth Grade (2018, Bo Burnham)
9. The Square (2017, Ruben Östlund)
10. Searching (2018, Aneesh Chaganty)
11. A Simple Favor (2018, Paul Feig)
12. A Star is Born (2018, Bradley Cooper)
13. Sorry to Bother You (2018, Boots Riley)
14. Green Book (2018, Peter Farrelly)
15. Game Night (2018, John Francis Daley; Jonathan Goldstein)
16. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Peter Ramsey et al)
17. Ocean's Eight (2018, Gary Ross)
18. Isle of Dogs (2018, Wes Anderson)
19. A Fantastic Woman (2017, Sebastián Lelio)
20. Widows (2018, Steve McQueen)

Best Actor

1. Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
2. Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
3. John Cho, Searching
4. Nick Robinson, Love, Simon
5. Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
6. Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun
7. John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman
8. Jonathan Pryce, The Wife
9. Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
10. Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased

Best Actress

1. Olivia Colman, The Favourite
2. Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
3. Chloë Grace Moretz, The Miseducation of Cameron Post
4. Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
5. Daniela Vega, A Fantastic Woman
6. Glenn Close, The Wife
7. Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
8. Viola Davis, Widows
9. Claire Foy, Unsane
10. Rachel Weisz, Disobedience

Best Supporting Actor

1. Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
2. Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
3. Daniel Kaluuya, Widows
4. Mahershala Ali, Green Book
5. Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
6. Josh Hamilton, Eighth Grade
7. Jesse Plemons, Game Night
8. Topher Grace, BlacKkKlansman
9. Armie Hammer, Sorry to Bother You
10. Mark Rylance, Ready Player One

Best Supporting Actress

1. Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
2. Emma Stone, The Favourite
3. Blake Lively, A Simple Favor
4. Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased
5. Anne Hathaway, Ocean's Eight
6. Cynthia Erivo, Bad Times at the El Royale
7. Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place
8. Pixie Davies, Mary Poppins Returns
9. Mackenzie Davis, Tully
10. Amy Adams, Vice

Selected from the following 54 feature films

Annihilation
Bad Times at the El Royale
Beirut
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
Boy Erased
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Death of Stalin
Disobedience
Eighth Grade
The Endless
Every Day
A Fantastic Woman
The Favourite
First Man
The First Purge
Game Night
Green Book
Hereditary
The Insult
Isle of Dogs
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Love, Simon
Loveless
Mandy
Marrowbone
Mary Poppins Returns
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
The Meg
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Mute
Ocean's Eight
The Old Man & The Gun
The Predator
A Quiet Place
Rampage
Ready Player One
Searching
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
A Simple Favor
Skyscraper
Sorry to Bother You
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
The Square
A Star is Born
Summer of 84
The Testament
Truth or Dare
Tully
Unsane
Upgrade
Vice
Widows
The Wife
You Were Never Really Here

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 8:32 am
by Gorro
joachimt wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Rufus-T wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:53 pm
3) Listed according to IMDb prior to 2018 if the film released in 2018 in your country. These usually are 2016 films and sometimes 2015 films. If earlier than 2016 and I do not notice any 2018 release at any country, I may disqualify it unless you can justify the inclusion in your ballot.
I guess you mean 2017 and 2016.

Is there an easy way to find out which 2017 films were released in 2018 in my country?
In your case you could use this list: https://www.vpro.nl/cinema/lees/artikel ... -2018.html

or browse through the Bioscoop overzicht at MovieMeter

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 12:29 pm
by edward5
FILM
1. Le livre d'image (Jean-Luc Godard, 2018)
2. Un rêve solaire (Patrick Bokanowski, 2016)
3. La casa lobo (Joaquín Cociña, Cristóbal León, 2018)
4. Somniloquies (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel, 2017)
5. Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017)
6. Amanda (Mikhaël Hers, 2018)
7. November (Rainer Sarnet, 2017)
8. Lazzaro felice (Alice Rohrwacher, 2018)
9. Shirkers (Sandi Tan, 2018)
10. In den Gängen (Thomas Stuber, 2018)
11. Ahlat Ağacı (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018)
12. The House That Jack Built (Lars von Trier, 2018)
13. Dogman (Matteo Garrone, 2018)
14. Upgrade (Leigh Whannell, 2018)
15. La douleur (Emmanuel Finkiel, 2017)
16. A Fábrica de Nada (Pedro Pinho, 2017)
17. The Rider (Chloé Zhao, 2017)
& I will see Dead Souls (Wang Bing) soon.

LEADING ACTOR
1. Bogdan Dumitrache - Pororoca
2. Marcello Fonte - Dogman
3. Vincent Lindon - En guerre
4. Adriano Tardiolo - Lazzaro felice

LEADING ACTRESS
1. Mélanie Thierry - La douleur
2. Regina Hall - Support the Girls
3. Vasilina Makovtseva - Krotkaya
4. Ophélie Bau - Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno

SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Kôji Yakusho - Korô no chi
2. Denis Ménochet - Jusqu'à la garde
3. Steven Yeun - Beoning
4. Tom Waits - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Léa Drucker - Jusqu'à la garde
2. Hafsia Herzi - Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno
3. Marina de Tavira - Roma
4. Cynthia Erivo - Bad Times at the El Royale

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 2:24 pm
by timshelboy
Hi

Can I get a ruling on THREE BILLBOARDS ??? - it is a 2017 release in country of origin but I live in UK. It had a couple of festival screenings in 2017 here but did not get general release until Jan 2018... I think it eligible... What say you?

Thanks

Tim

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 2:26 pm
by timshelboy
sol wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 4:38 am
Rufus-T wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 3:57 am
Teproc wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm
FWIW, I don't think making films eligible if they released in 2018 "in your country" is a good choice.
Someone brought this issue up last year. It turned out that some 2016 IMDb listed films made the cut since it was released early 2017 in many places. I can not say for now how the 2017 films released early 2018 fared. It is up to you if you prefer not to list a 2017 film released in your country in 2018. You are welcome to if you wish to.
I think this leniency only makes sense. Not of all us were able to fly to Britain to watch The Death of Stalin in 2017 so that we could vote for it in last year's poll. :shrug:
:rolleyes: :guns: Beautifully put Sol :P - Hope you are well

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 2:49 pm
by sol
timshelboy wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 2:26 pm
:guns: Beautifully put Sol :P - Hope you are well
Heya! Nice to see you round, tim. Always feels like a blast from the past whenever I catch you around here. :cheers:

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 3:17 pm
by timshelboy
sol wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 2:49 pm
timshelboy wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 2:26 pm
:guns: Beautifully put Sol :P - Hope you are well
Heya! Nice to see you round, tim. Always feels like a blast from the past whenever I catch you around here. :cheers:

I'm trying not to miss the BEST OF YEARS polls -

Am enjoying imdb2 spasmodically - not the traffic of the old site but enough good eggs for it to be fun.

I saw THE FAVOURITE last night and enjoyed it - not sure it boasts the best collection of female roles since ALL ABOUT EVE as has been touted- but the ladies concerned all put on good performances and seem to be having fun - the film itself amusing, original and irreverent - long way from the usual posh frocks in aspic offerings of Merchant Ivory.

Looking Forward to Spike Lee too - it has garnered his best reviews in an age.

Can't believe you thought OCEANS EIGHT that good :whistling: Bullock would get my "Most convincing impersonation of a Kardashian award " for sure - But Hathaway was smashing - I'll give you that. One not on yours that will be near top of mine is L'AMANT DOUBLE - effectively a #metoo era DEAD RINGERS - although don't watch with parents or children - some pretty full on sex scenes to navigate.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 3:24 pm
by TraverseTown
Ranked

1. Suspiria
2. Annihilation
3. Hereditary
4. Assassination Nation
5. Tully
6. Madeline's Madeline
7. Minding the Gap
8. Vox Lux
9. Eighth Grade
10. The Miseducation of Cameron Post
11. A Simple Favor
12. Mandy
13. Won't You Be My Neighbor
14. Gemini
15. The Favourite
16. Unsane
17. Fatal Pulse
18. Leave No Trace
19. First Reformed
20. Roma

Unfortunately, it takes a long time to catch up with foreign language releases in the US. Haven't even be able to see Shoplifters or Burning yet :(

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 3:57 pm
by mathiasa
1. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist
2. Avengers: Infinity War
3. Ant-Man and the Wasp
4. Bohemian Rhapsody
5. Solo: A Star Wars Story
6. Black Panther
7. The Innocent Man
8. The Other Side of the Wind
9. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 4:21 pm
by Good_Will_Harding
As compared to most previous years, I've seen almost everything I wanted to by this point, with a few big exceptions. I'll post back with a list in a few days once I fit at least one or two more films into my rear-view.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 5:16 pm
by GruesomeTwosome
1. First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
2. Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)
3. The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos)
4. Leave No Trace (Debra Granik)
5. Annihilation (Alex Garland)
6. BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee)
7. Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley)
8. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel & Ethan Coen)
9. Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson)
10. First Man (Damien Chazelle)
11. Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
12. Lean on Pete (Andrew Haigh)
13. Unsane (Steven Soderbergh)
14. Overlord (Julius Avery)
15. Support the Girls (Andrew Bujalski)

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 5:17 pm
by GruesomeTwosome
TraverseTown wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Unfortunately, it takes a long time to catch up with foreign language releases in the US. Haven't even be able to see Shoplifters or Burning yet :(
Yeah, tell me about it. <_<

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 6:29 pm
by Rufus-T
joachimt wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Rufus-T wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:53 pm
3) Listed according to IMDb prior to 2018 if the film released in 2018 in your country. These usually are 2016 films and sometimes 2015 films. If earlier than 2016 and I do not notice any 2018 release at any country, I may disqualify it unless you can justify the inclusion in your ballot.
I guess you mean 2017 and 2016.

Is there an easy way to find out which 2017 films were released in 2018 in my country?
Thanks for catching the typo. Fixed.

Not sure if there is an easy way to check other than look at the release date page for the film at IMDb. Generally for me, I follow the film releases through the year and have a general idea what film released in my area even though IMDb may indicated an earlier year.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 7th, 2019, 6:30 pm
by Rufus-T
timshelboy wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Hi

Can I get a ruling on THREE BILLBOARDS ??? - it is a 2017 release in country of origin but I live in UK. It had a couple of festival screenings in 2017 here but did not get general release until Jan 2018... I think it eligible... What say you?

Thanks

Tim
If that is the case, definitely eligible for you.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 8th, 2019, 1:45 am
by sol
timshelboy wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Can't believe you thought OCEANS EIGHT that good :whistling: Bullock would get my "Most convincing impersonation of a Kardashian award " for sure - But Hathaway was smashing - I'll give you that. One not on yours that will be near top of mine is L'AMANT DOUBLE - effectively a #metoo era DEAD RINGERS - although don't watch with parents or children - some pretty full on sex scenes to navigate.
Well, I'm a big fan of Soderbergh's original trilogy (I watch the first three films pretty much yearly) so I was probably bound to like Eight from the get-go with the way it so passionately channels the original trilogy. :shrug: I can't wait for Ocean's Nine and Ten. :$

Thanks for the recommendation. Ozon is a bit hit-and-miss with me, but that one looks awesome.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 8th, 2019, 10:35 am
by beavis
1 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7197544 - Drift (2017) - 9,5
2 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1034415 - Suspiria (2018) - 9
3 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1318517 - The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) - 9
4 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6116856 - The Night Comes for Us (2018) - 9
5 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6121444 - Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017) - 8,5
6 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6763252 - Der Hauptmann (2017) - 8,5
7 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7967600 - Classical Period (2018) - 8,5
8 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4823434 - Vuelven (2017) - 8,5
9 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8254556 - Girl (2018) - 8,5
10 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7156222 - Au Poste! (2018) - 8,5
11 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6335734 - Yoru wa mijikashi aruke yo otome (2017) - 8,5
12 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5323760 - Vinterbrødre (2017) - 8,5
13 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6346982 - Jonaki (2018) - 8,5
14 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5827212 - Laissez bronzer les cadavres (2017) - 8,5
15 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7215548 - Sekala Niskala (2017) - 8,5
16 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580036 - I, Tonya (2017) - 8,5
17 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1213641 - First Man (2018) - 8,5
18 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6155172 - Roma (2018) - 8,5
19 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5628302 - Beast (2017) - 8,5
20 - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6164502 - November (2017) - 8,5


I'm expecting a lot from

Diamantino 2018
An Elephant Sitting Still 2018
Long Day’s Journey Into Night 2018
Ash Is Purest White 2018
Season of the Devil 2018
The Wild Pear Tree 2018
High Life 2018
Her Smell 2018
Sunset 2018
Amanda 2018
Happy as Lazzaro 2018
Climax 2018

But i've not been able to see those yet....

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 8th, 2019, 3:50 pm
by jeff_v
For anyone wanting to know what was released commercially in theaters in the U.S. in 2018, this list is pretty comprehensive: http://www.panix.com/~dangelo/nymaster18.html

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 8th, 2019, 4:44 pm
by Rufus-T
jeff_v wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 3:50 pm
For anyone wanting to know what was released commercially in theaters in the U.S. in 2018, this list is pretty comprehensive: http://www.panix.com/~dangelo/nymaster18.html
Great list! Thanks for sharing.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 8th, 2019, 5:09 pm
by Rufus-T
joachimt wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Rufus-T wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:53 pm
3) Listed according to IMDb prior to 2018 if the film released in 2018 in your country. These usually are 2016 films and sometimes 2015 films. If earlier than 2016 and I do not notice any 2018 release at any country, I may disqualify it unless you can justify the inclusion in your ballot.
I guess you mean 2017 and 2016.

Is there an easy way to find out which 2017 films were released in 2018 in my country?
This could be one way to find out the release in your country: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/ <=== select the "region" then "Country" and click on the "YEARLY BOX OFFICE" tab. Not available for all country though.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 8th, 2019, 5:56 pm
by joachimt
Rufus-T wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 5:09 pm
joachimt wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Rufus-T wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:53 pm
3) Listed according to IMDb prior to 2018 if the film released in 2018 in your country. These usually are 2016 films and sometimes 2015 films. If earlier than 2016 and I do not notice any 2018 release at any country, I may disqualify it unless you can justify the inclusion in your ballot.
I guess you mean 2017 and 2016.

Is there an easy way to find out which 2017 films were released in 2018 in my country?
This could be one way to find out the release in your country: https://www.boxofficemojo.com/intl/ <=== select the "region" then "Country" and click on the "YEARLY BOX OFFICE" tab. Not available for all country though.
That's at least helpful for the bigger movies. I haven't seen anything else anyway.
Figured out already that I can vote for Three Billboards.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 10th, 2019, 2:50 pm
by viktor-vaudevillain
1. Zama (2017)
2. Di qiu zui hou de ye wan / Long Day's Journey Into Night
3. Burning
4. Jiang hu er nv / Ash Is Purest White
5. Que le diable nous emporte / Tempting Devils
6. Blue (short)
7. Somniloquies (2017)
8. The Grand Bizarre
9. Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc (2017)
10. Da xiang xi di er zuo / An Elephant Sitting Still
11. Un beau soleil intérieure / Let the Sunshine In
12. First Reformed (2017)
13. Trees Down Here (short)
14. The House That Jack Built
15. Les Garcons Sauvages / The Wild Boys (2017)
16. Becoming Animal
17. Song to Song (2017)
18. Spectral Ascension (2017)
19. Sorry To Bother You
20. Gens du lac (short)

HM: In Fabric, Shoplifters, You Were Never Really Here (2017), Bergman - A Year in the Life, Hereditary, From Its Mouth Came a River of High-End Residential Appliances (short), Cruel Optimism (short)

Western (Valeska Grisebach, 2017) which i watched in the start of January last year, I do see more as a '17 film than an '18; I also placed #1 on the 2017 poll last january.

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 7:27 am
by nimimerkillinen
Ranked but will try to watch a few before dl. Saw probably least new films this year since really got into movies so too soon 4me :P

Wild Wild Country
Annihilation
Demetri Martin: The Overthinker
Daniel Sloss: Live Shows
Bert Kreischer: Secret Time
Styx
John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
Russell Brand: Re:Birth
A Star Is Born
Deadpool 2
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Tully
Three Identical Strangers

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 11th, 2019, 4:27 pm
by sushantv10
01. Tumbbad
02. Isle of Dogs
03. Three Identical Strangers
04. Cobra Kai
05. Andhadhund
06. A Quiet Place
07. The Guilty
08. Bleach
09. Mission Impossible Fallout
10. Hereditary
11. Avengers infinity war
12. Black Panther
13. Won't you be my neighbour ?
14. Searching
15. Hearts beat Loud
16. Andre the Giant
17. Upgrade
18. Aquaman
19. Love of Simon
20. Ready Player One

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 12th, 2019, 11:34 pm
by Good_Will_Harding
Alrighty, here we go:

1. Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
2. The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos)
3. First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
4. Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)
5. Leave No Trace (Debra Granik)
6. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville)
7. Thoroughbreds (Cory Finley)
8. Private Life (Tamara Jenkins)
9. The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci)
10. Beautiful Boy (Felix van Groeningen)

11. Creed II (Steven Caple Jr.)
12. Wild Life (Paul Dano)
13. BlackKklansman (Spike Lee)
14. Hereditary (Ari Aster)
15. Widows (Steve McQueen)
16. If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)
17. Instant Family (Sean Anders)
18. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Desiree Akhavan)
19. Suspiria (Luca Guadagnino)
20. Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi)

Honorable Mentions:

A Simple Favor
Annihilation
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Blindspotting
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Cold War
Disobedience
The Kindergarten Teacher
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Paddington 2
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Support the Girls


To see: Ben is Back, Green Book, On the Basis of Sex, Stan & Ollie, Shoplifters, Burning, Capernaum, At Eternity's Gate, Free Solo, The Front Runner, The Little Stranger, Mirai, They Shall Not Grow Old, Vox Lux, The Wife, The Wild Pear Tree

Best Actor
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Ben Foster, Leave No Trace
Steve Carell, Beautiful Boy
Simon Russell Beale, The Death of Stalin
Daveed Diggs, Blindspotting
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Paul Giamatti, Private Life
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Ryan Gosling, First Man
John David Washington, BlackKklansman

Best Actress
Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Olivia Cooke, Thorougbreds
Kathryn Hahn, Private Life
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Kiki Layne, If Beale Street Could Talk
Anna Kendrick, A Simple Favor

Some honorable mentions here, since it was an insanely good year for actresses:

Carey Mulligan, Wild Life
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Joanna Kulig, Cold War
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Melisa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Anya Taylor Joy, Thoroughbreds
Maggie Gyllenhall, The Kindergarten Teacher
Regina Hall, Support the Girl
Viola Davis, Widows
Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place

Best Supporting Actor
Nicholas Hoult, The Favourite
Anton Yelchin, Thoroughbreds
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Richard E Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Russell Hornsby, The Hate U Give
Brian Tyree Henry, Widows
Tim Blake Nelson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Michael B Jordan, Black Panther
Alex Wolff, Hereditary

Best Supporting Actress
Kayli Carter, Private Life
Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Zoe Kazan, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Blake Lively, A Simple Favor
Haley Lu Richardson, Support the Girls
Amanda Seyfried, First Reformed
Michelle Yeoh, Crazy Rich Asians
Isabella Moner, Instant Family

And some HM's for this category as well:

Tilda Swinton, Suspiria
Cynthia Erivo, Bad Times at the El Royale
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Rachel McAdams, Game Night
Emily Skeggs, The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 13th, 2019, 3:52 pm
by Jimi Antiloop
:imdb: 1. System Error [Florian Opitz] 10p
:imdb: 2. The Symphony of Uncertainty [Claudia Lehmann] 10p
:imdb: 3. Dominion [Chris Delforce] 10p
:imdb: 4. The Cleaners [Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck]10p
:imdb: 5. Stress [Florian Baron] 10p
:imdb: 6. Women with Gunpowder Earrings [Reza Farahmand]10p
:imdb: 7. All Creatures Welcome [Sandra Trostel] 10p
:imdb: 8. Ready Player One [Stephen Spielberg] 9,5p
:imdb: 9. Suspira [Luca Guadagnino] 9p
:imdb: 10. Upgrade [Leigh Wannell] 9p
:imdb: 11. De Hoofdvrouw [Hester Overmars] 9p
:imdb: 12. Gundermann [Andreas Dresen] 9p
:imdb: 13. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [Terry Gilliam] 9p
:imdb: 14. No obvious signs [Alina Gorlova] 9p
:imdb: 15. Mitra [Jorge Léon] 9p
:imdb: 16. Widows [Steve McQueen] 8,5p
:imdb: 17. RBG [Julie Cohen, Betsy West] 8,5
:imdb: 18. Chernovik [Sergey Mokritskiy] 8p
:imdb: 19. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs [Ethan Coen, Joel Coen] 8p
:imdb: 20. BlacKkKlansman [Spike Lee] 8p

Re: Year-by-Year Polls: Looking back at 2018

Posted: January 14th, 2019, 2:06 am
by morrison-dylan-fan
Thanks for running the poll Rufus, my current list (in order)

1:Wildlife

2:The Favourite

3:Game Night

4: Tomb Raider

5: Tag:

6: Show Dogs.