New from Kevin Wozniak on Kevflix: Decade Rewind: The Best Movies of 2018

As the 2010’s have officially come to an end, I will be looking back at each cinematic year to give a personal decade retrospective of the best movies and performances of each year.  I will break down my Top 10 movies of each year, along with my favorite performances from that year.  I will also be listing my favorite’s from each genre, like Best Animated Movie and Best Action Movie, as well as best of the technical aspects, like Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.  This will all culminate into my picks for the best movies and performances of the decade.

*Rankings of movies and performances are numbered from 1-5, with 1 being the best movie/performance.

*Gifs for each category are not specifically of the “winners” of each category, just one of the nominees.

 

 

 

 

THE YEAR: 2018

Following a stellar year like 2017 was a tough task for 2018.  Though the year itself wasn’t as good overall, the back-half of 2018 was really special, though the first-half was a bit of a letdown.  Big Hollywood films took a hit in 2018 in terms of quality, but it was indies and foreign films that crushed it, along with some surprisingly great animated films.  I loved the diversity in films that came out in 2018 and

2018 was also a big year for myself and Kevflix.  I joined my first critics groups in 2018, the Internet Film Critics Society and the Chicago Indie Critics, a true honor that I am still humbled by to this day.  This would allow me more access to more screenings, attend more film festivals, and cover more movies that I usually wouldn’t.  I saw 204 films in 2018, a career high and a mark that I still can’t believe that I hit.

Here are my picks for the best movies and performances of 2018.

 

 

 

BEST PICTURE

  1. HEREDITARY (Ari Aster)
  2. A STAR IS BORN (Bradley Cooper)
  3. BLACKKKLANSMAN (Spike Lee)
  4. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (Christopher McQuarrie)
  5. FIRST MAN (Damien Chazelle)
  6. INCREDIBLES 2 (Brad Bird)
  7. IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (Barry Jenkins)
  8. SHOPLIFTERS (Hirokazu Koreeda)
  9. WIDOWS (Steve McQueen)
  10. GAME NIGHT (John Francis Daily & Jonathon Goldstein)

 

 

BEST DIRECTOR

  1. Spike Lee, BlackKklansman
  2. Ari Aster, Hereditary
  3. Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  4. Damien Chazelle, First Man
  5. Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

 

 

BEST ACTOR

  1. Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  2. Ethan Hawke, First Reformed 
  3. Tom Cruise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  4. John David Washington, BlackKklansman
  5. Logan Marshall-Green, Upgrade

 

 

BEST ACTRESS

  1. Toni Collette, Hereditary
  2. Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  3. Elsie Fischer, Eighth Grade
  4. Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  5. Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give 

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  1. Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
  2. Adam Driver, BlackKklansman
  3. Sam Elliot, A Star is Born
  4. Russell Hornsby, The Hate U Give
  5. Ike Barinholtz, Blockers

 

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  1. Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  2. Elizabeth Debecki, Widows
  3. Blake Lively, A Simple Favor
  4. Danai Gurira, Black Panther
  5. Sakura Andô, Shoplifters 

 

 

 

 

OTHER BESTS OF 2018

 

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE – INCREDIBLES 2

  • Runner Up – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST ACTION MOVIE – MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT

  • Runner Up – Upgrade

BEST COMEDY – GAME NIGHT

  • Runner Up – Blockers

BEST HORROR MOVIE – HEREDITARY

  • Runner Up – A Quiet Place

BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE – BLACK PANTHER

  • Runner Up – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST DOCUMENTARY – THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

  • Runner Up – In Search of Greatness

BEST MOVIE NOBODY SAW – MORTAL ENGINES  

  • Runner Up – Bodied

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

  • Runner Up – Cold War/Roma

BEST EDITING – FIRST MAN

  • Runner Up – Widows

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – FIRST MAN

  • Runner Up – Aquaman

BEST SCORE – IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

  • Runner Up – Incredibles 2

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – HEREDITARY

  • Runner Up – First Reformed

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – BlackKklansman

  • Runner Up – Black Panther

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for 2019!

 

 

Check out the best of 2010 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2011 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2012 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2013 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2014 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2015 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2016 right HERE.

Check out the best of 2017 right HERE.

 

 

 

 

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