Top 10: Best Films of 2018

I can’t say I’m as knowledgeable about films as I am video games, but I do find myself in the theaters quite often. Indeed, if one were to take the journalists at face value, one could get the impression that 2018 was a triumphant year in filmmaking, setting the bar higher while surpassing the masters of old. Having watched many classic films at home throughout 2018, I can confirm this is absolutely not the case. As a year, 2018 had not even the vague affectations of consistency. While I admittedly enjoyed a majority of the praised films from 2018, every now and again, I would see an acclaimed dud. In 2017, the worst film I saw in theaters was also the one with the least acclaim. In 2018, there were several instances in which I enjoyed films with relatively low scores over ones universally praised. When critics think solely with their hearts, it can make assessing the quality of their favorites tricky.

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Reel Life #24: First Man, The Hate U Give, and Giant

October seems to have completely defied the trends of the months that preceded it. While I struggled to see more than one film in theaters in both August and September, October has had so many interesting releases that I barely know where to start. This weekend, I managed to see two acclaimed films in theaters: First Man and The Hate U Give. At home, I watched the classic Western film Giant, which is popularly considered one of the best films of the fifties.

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