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Saturday, March 9, 2019

George Beremov's TOP 20 Best-Reviewed Movies of 2018

[click on the title to read the quick review]

1. Shadow (9.50/10)

Quote: "...a mesmerizing wuxia epic with profound characters, whose intricate intrigue-driven story with an elegant touch of romance is elevated by breathtaking set pieces..."

Quote: "...manifesting one of the most fierce, gory, ruthless and deftly -executed fights ever put on screen, without compromising on its rousing plot and audacious characters..."

3. Black Panther [3D] (9.25/10)

Quote: "...this origin story screams 'black power' in every scene, offering a dazzling 3D imagery of Wakanda which perfectly blends 
the traditional and futuristic..."

Quote: "...it provokes with a tricky plot full of twists, captures the eye with its diverse locations, and stuns with its astonishing 
no-green-screen stunt sequences..."

5. Hereditary (9.00/10)

Quote: "...the most disturbing, twisted, and harrowing, horror film in years, benefiting from its twisted approach, sinister visuals, vague tone, hauntingly tense score, and Collette's stellar turn..."

Quote: "...visual treat full of life, humor, energy and heart that brings our Spidey back to his playful comic book roots, delivering heaps of fun, thrills, and kinetic action."

7. Avengers: Infinity War [3D] (9.00/10)

Quote: "...an emotional roller-coaster that is as funny and thrilling, as it somber and dramatic in a game -changing way, "Infinity War" is the ultimate superhero nirvana..."

8. The Incredibles 2 [3D] (8.75/10)

Quote: "...a more than worthy spot-on sequel, "Incredibles 2" effortlessly balances out some classic family-friendly plot elements with genuine laughs, and superhero thrills..."

9. Deadpool 2 (8.50/10)

Quote: "Delightfully violent, shamelessly cheeky, full of spot-on movie references, and tying with the X-Men universe in a funny manner, "Deadpool 2" is a blast of a "family" sequel..."

10. A Quiet Place (8.50/10)

Quote:  "...a near mute, yet deeply expressive horror feature that may demand patients at first, but the further it goes, and the quieter it gets, the scarier it actually becomes..."

11. Border (8.25/10)

Quote: ""Border" works equally effectively as an unsettling crime drama and creature romance with a horror twist, offering a bizarre, compelling, emotional, and ominous experience..."

12. Searching (8.25/10)

Quote: "Clever in concept, unique in execution, and brilliant in its voyeuristic approach,"Searching" takes full advantage of its relevant, technology-inspired premise..."

13. Suspiria (8.00/10)

Quote: "...a mesmerizing experience with inexplicable depth, filled with constant sense of dread, in which Guadagnino's elevates the freaky nature of the source material one step further..."

14. The Favourite (8.00/10)

Quote: "...delightfully melodramatic and viciously amusing lesbian love triangle of a story about rivalry, dominance, sexual seduction 
and masterful manipulation..."

15. A Star is Born (8.00/10)

Quote: "...works greatly as both a rocky love story of vulnerability, passion, and commitment, as well as a catchy musical all about 
real music, vocals, and talent..."

16. Green Book (7.75/10)

Quote: "Equal parts frank, genuine, funny, and touching, and featuring some of the best acting of 2018, with Mortensen's flawless turn as the flawed Tony being the driving force..."

17. Ant-Man and the Wasp [3D] (7.75/10)

Quote: "Bright, lighthearted, humorous, energetic, and above all tons of mindless fun, the 20th entry in the MCU brings the much needed 
breath of fresh air..."

18. Widows (7.75/10)

Quote: "...with the end result being an engrossing, intricate, and richly textured fusion of a feature, elevated by McQueen's 
competent direction..."

19. Crazy Rich Asians (7.75/10)

Quote: "...silkily ties in old-fashioned romance, witty humor, and poignant family drama, while showing off the beauty of Singapore through its eye -candy production values..."

20. The Hate U Give (7.75/10)

Quote: ""The Hate U Give"is an engrossing and profoundly impactful film, driven by Stenberg's outstanding turn as the fascinating, 
fierce, and fragile Starr."

Honorable mentions:
A Simple Favor (7.75/10) and Annihilation (7.75/10)


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A couple I still need to see.
Hereditary was just not my thing. It would be on my worst list.
Saw Captain Marvel yesterday and thought it was a lot of fun.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Loved, loved, loved Hereditary! So clever, unpredictable and twisted. Definitely my favorite horror movie of 2018.

You did? I'm not super excited about it, but I'll give it a go next week.