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Per blu-ray.com
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/search.php?action=search&ultrahd=1&sortby=recentlyaddeddesc

UPDATED 11/17/20 (Page 71)

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The complete list of movies for the Oscar 2019.

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 & 08: BEST PICTURE -> Winner: 05 - Green Book;

03, 05, 07, 08 & 09: BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE -> Winner: 03 - Bohemian Rhapsody (Rami Malek);
04, 06, 07, 10 & 11: BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE -> Winner: 04 - The Favourite (Olivia Colman);

02, 05, 07, 08 & 11: BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -> Winner: 05 - Green Book (Mahershala Ali);
04, 04, 06, 08 & 12: BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -> Winner: 12 - If Beale Street Could Talk (Regina King);

13, 14, 15, 16 & 17: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM -> Winner: 17 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse;

04, 06, 07, 18 & 19: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY -> Winner: 06 - Roma;
01, 04, 20, 21 & 22: BEST COSTUME DESIGN -> Winner: 01 - Black Panther;

02, 04, 06, 08 & 18: BEST DIRECTING -> Winner: 06 - Roma (Alfonso Cuarón);

23, 24, 25, 26 & 27: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE -> Winner: 23 - Free Solo;
28, 29, 30, 31 & 32: BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT -> Winner: 32 - Period. End of Sentence;

02, 03, 04, 05 & 08: BEST FILM EDITING -> Winner: 03 - Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman);

06, 18, 19, 33 & 34: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM -> Winner: 06 - Roma;

08, 22 & 35: BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING -> Winner: 08 - Vice;

01, 02, 12, 14 & 21: BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE -> Winner: 01 - Black Panther;
01, 07, 20, 21 & 27: BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG -> Winner: 07 - A Star Is Born (Shallow);

01, 04, 06, 21 & 36: BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN -> Winner: 01 - Black Panther;

37, 38, 49, 40 & 41: BEST SHORT FILM - ANIMATED -> Winner: 38 - Bao;
42, 43, 44, 45 & 46: BEST SHORT FILM - LIVE ACTION -> Winner: 46 - Skin;

01, 03, 06, 36 & 47: BEST SOUND EDITING -> Winner: 03 - Bohemian Rhapsody;
01, 03, 06, 07 & 36: BEST SOUND MIXING -> Winner: 03 - Bohemian Rhapsody;

36, 48, 49, 50 & 51: BEST VISUAL EFFECTS -> Winner: 36 - First Man;

02, 07, 11, 12 & 20: BEST WRITING - ADAPTED SCREENPLAY -> Winner: 02 - BlacKkKlansman;
04, 05, 06, 08 & 52: BEST WRITING - ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY -> Winner: 05 - Green Book.

Tip: Pick a movie and search (ctrl+f) by the number to view all its nominations & wins above,
e.g. search 01 to view all nominations & wins for "Black Panther".

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/u/StopReadinMyUsername on reddit created a list called "1001 'GREATEST' MOVIES OF ALL TIME" in 2015.

Since this list is still very popular, he posted an updated list on reddit in April 2020.

For this list he combined the average scores from IMDb, Letterboxd, Rotten Tomatoes & Metacritic, and tweaked the results with data from Letterboxd, iCheckMovies, TSPDT?, TMDb and IMDb.

source: https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/fswg60/by_combining_the_average_scores_from_imdb/

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IMDb movies from 7.5 to 7.9 rating (min. votes >= 5k)

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Pulled from Rotten Tomatoes Top Movies section:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/?year=2018

UPDATED: 11/17/20

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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/top/bestofrt/?cmp=FBRT_Top100Films

UPDATED: 11/17/19

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The complete list of MOVIES and SHOWS for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

01, 02, 03, 04 & 05: BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA -> Winner: 01 - Bohemian Rhapsody;
06, 07, 08, 09 & 10: BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY -> Winner: 08 - Green Book;

04, 11, 12, 13 & 14: BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA -> Winner: 11 - The Wife (Glenn Close);
01, 02, 04, 15 & 16: BEST ACTOR – DRAMA -> Winner: 01 - Bohemian Rhapsody (Rami Malek);
06, 09, 07, 17 & 18: BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL OR COMEDY -> Winner: 07 - The Favourite (Olivia Colman);
08, 09, 10, 19 & 20: BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL OR COMEDY -> Winner: 10 - Vice (Christian Bale);

03, 07, 07, 10 & 21: BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -> Winner: 03 - If Beale Street Could Talk (Regina King);
02, 08, 10, 13 & 22: BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -> Winner: 08 - Green Book (Mahershala Ali);

02, 04, 08, 10 & 23: BEST DIRECTOR -> Winner: 23 - Roma (Alfonso Cuarón);
03, 07, 08, 10 & 23: BEST SCREENPLAY -> Winner: 08 - Green Book (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie e Peter Farrelly);

24, 25, 26, 27 & 28: BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED -> Winner: 24 - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse;

23, 29, 30, 31 & 32: BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE -> Winner: 23 - Roma;

05, 09, 21, 25 & 33: BEST ORIGINAL SCORE -> Winner: 21 - First Man (Justin Hurwitz);
04, 05, 14, 16 & 34: BEST ORIGINAL SONG -> Winner: 04 - A Star Is Born (Shallow);

35, 36, 37, 38 & 39: BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA -> Winner: 39 - The Americans;
40, 41, 42, 43 & 44: BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY -> Winner: 43 - The Kominsky Method;
45, 46, 47, 48 & 49: BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES -> Winner: 46 - American Crime Story;

47, 48, 50, 51 & 52: BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES ACTRESS -> Winner: 47 - Escape at Dannemora (Patricia Arquette);
45, 46, 49, 53 & 54: BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES ACTOR -> Winner: 46 - American Crime Story (Darren Criss);

36, 37, 39, 55 & 56: BEST TELEVISION ACTRESS – DRAMA -> Winner: 37 - Killing Eve (Sandra Oh);
35, 36, 38, 39 & 57: BEST TELEVISION ACTOR – DRAMA -> Winner: 35 - Bodyguard (Richard Madden);

41, 44, 58, 59 & 60: BEST TELEVISION ACTRESS – MUSICAL OR COMEDY -> Winner: 44 - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan);
40, 42, 43, 61 & 62: BEST TELEVISION ACTOR – MUSICAL OR COMEDY -> Winner: 43 - The Kominsky Method (Michael Douglas);

44, 46, 48, 56 & 63: BEST TELEVISION ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -> Winner: 48 - Sharp Objects (Patricia Clarkson);
40, 43, 46, 49 & 64: BEST TELEVISION ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE -> Winner: 49 - A Very English Scandal (Ben Whishaw).

Tip: Pick a movie/show and search (ctrl+f) by the number to view all its nominations & wins above,
e.g. search 01 to view all nominations & wins for "Bohemian Rhapsody".

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This is a Dolby Vision list of Movies (for radarr users etc *wink* *wink*) . I will be updating it every couple of weeks so it stays updated.
Excluded movies:
i)anything less than 60% Trakt Rating
ii)Dolby Vision found only on web streaming services.

List also includes soon to be released dolby visions.

Feel free to share and comment on what you think.

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2018 Cannes Film Festival:
- 1-21: In Competition
- 22-39: Un Certain Regard
- 40-47: Out of Competition
- 48-67: Directors' Fortnight
- 67-77: Critics' Week
- 78-85: Special Screenings
- 86-93: Short Films Competition

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Movies nominated for the Oscars since 1960.

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The Big Four Academy Awards are those for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

92nd Academy Awards - Movies from 2019
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, - Winner: 1 - "Joaquin Phoenix"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, - Winner: 6 - "Renée Zellweger"
Directing Nominees: 1, 10, 11, 12, 3, - Winner: 10 - "Bong Joon Ho"
Best Picture Nominees: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 3, 4, 8, - Winner: 10 - "Parasite"

91st Academy Awards - Movies from 2018
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, - Winner: 15 - "Rami Malek"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, - Winner: 20 - "Olivia Colman"
Directing Nominees: 16, 20, 21, 24, 25, - Winner: 21 - "Alfonso Cuarón"
Best Picture Nominees: 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, - Winner: 19 - "Green Book"

90th Academy Awards - Movies from 2017
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, - Winner: 27 - "Gary Oldman"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, - Winner: 32 - "Frances Mcdormand"
Directing Nominees: 29, 30, 33, 35, 37, - Winner: 33 - "Guillermo del Toro"
Best Picture Nominees: 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, - Winner: 33 - "The Shape Of Water"

89th Academy Awards - Movies from 2016
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, - Winner: 38 - "Casey Affleck"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 40, 43, 44, 45, 46, - Winner: 40 - "Emma Stone"
Directing Nominees: 38, 39, 40, 47, 48, - Winner: 40 - "Damien Chazelle"
Best Picture Nominees: 38, 39, 40, 42, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, - Winner: 48 - "Moonlight"

88th Academy Awards - Movies from 2015
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, - Winner: 52 - "Leonardo Dicaprio"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, - Winner: 57 - "Brie Larson"
Directing Nominees: 52, 57, 62, 63, 64, - Winner: 52 - "Alejandro G. Iñárritu"
Best Picture Nominees: 52, 54, 57, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, - Winner: 64 - "Spotlight"

87th Academy Awards - Movies from 2014
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, - Winner: 66 - "Eddie Redmayne"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 66, 71, 72, 73, 74, - Winner: 71 - "Julianne Moore"
Directing Nominees: 67, 69, 70, 75, 76, - Winner: 70 - "Alejandro G. Iñárritu"
Best Picture Nominees: 66, 68, 69, 70, 75, 76, 77, 78, - Winner: 70 - "Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)"

86th Academy Awards - Movies from 2013
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, - Winner: 79 - "Matthew Mcconaughey"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 80, 84, 85, 86, 87, - Winner: 84 - "Cate Blanchett"
Directing Nominees: 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, - Winner: 85 - "Alfonso Cuarón"
Best Picture Nominees: 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 88, 89, - Winner: 83 - "12 Years A Slave"

85th Academy Awards - Movies from 2012
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, - Winner: 90 - "Daniel Day-Lewis"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 91, 95, 96, 97, 98, - Winner: 91 - "Jennifer Lawrence"
Directing Nominees: 90, 91, 96, 97, 99, - Winner: 99 - "Ang Lee"
Best Picture Nominees: 100, 101, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96, 97, 99, - Winner: 100 - "Argo"

84th Academy Awards - Movies from 2011
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, - Winner: 102 - "Jean Dujardin"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, - Winner: 107 - "Meryl Streep"
Directing Nominees: 102, 104, 112, 113, 114, - Winner: 102 - "Michel Hazanavicius"
Best Picture Nominees: 102, 104, 106, 109, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, - Winner: 102 - "The Artist"

83rd Academy Awards - Movies from 2010
Actor In A Leading Role Nominees: 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, - Winner: 117 - "Colin Firth"
Actress In A Leading Role Nominees: 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, - Winner: 122 - "Natalie Portman"
Directing Nominees: 117, 119, 120, 122, 127, - Winner: 117 - "Tom Hooper"
Best Picture Nominees: 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 127, 128, 129, - Winner: 117 - "The King'S Speech"

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List of Academy Award-winning since 1994 in:
- Best Picture - Best Director
- Best Actor/Actress - Best Supporting Actor/Actress
- Best Original Screenplay - Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best Animated Feature Film - Best Animated Short Film
- Best Documentary Feature - Best Documentary Short Subject
- Best Live Action Short Film - Best International Feature Film
- Best Original Score - Best Original Song
- Best Sound Editing - Best Sound Mixing
- Best Production Design - Best Cinematography
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling - Best Costume Design
- Best Film Editing - Best Visual Effects

The list includes also nominations in the same categories.

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All the movies with "Must-See" badge on Metacritic. Movie gets the badge when it has a score of 81 or higher and has been reviewed by at least 15 pro critics.

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The Films of Spike Lee

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The Grand Prix is an award of the Cannes Film Festival bestowed by the jury of the festival on one of the competing feature films. It is the second-most prestigious prize of the festival after the Palme d'Or.

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List of Nominees and Winners.

  • ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

CHRISTIAN BALE "Vice"
BRADLEY COOPER "A Star Is Born"
WILLEM DAFOE "At Eternity's Gate"
RAMI MALEK "Bohemian Rhapsody" - WINNER
VIGGO MORTENSEN "Green Book"

  • ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

MAHERSHALA ALI "Green Book" - WINNER
ADAM DRIVER "BlacKkKlansman"
SAM ELLIOTT "A Star Is Born"
RICHARD E. GRANT "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"
SAM ROCKWELL "Vice"

  • ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

YALITZA APARICIO "Roma"
GLENN CLOSE "The Wife"
OLIVIA COLMAN "The Favourite" - WINNER
LADY GAGA "A Star Is Born"
MELISSA MCCARTHY "Can You Ever Forgive Me?

  • ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

AMY ADAMS "Vice"
MARINA DE TAVIRA "Roma"
REGINA KING "If Beale Street Could Talk" - WINNER
EMMA STONE "The Favourite"
RACHEL WEISZ "The Favourite"

  • ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

"INCREDIBLES 2" Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
"ISLE OF DOGS" Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
"MIRAI" Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
"RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET" Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer
"SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE" Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller - WINNER

  • CINEMATOGRAPHY

"COLD WAR" Łukasz Żal
"THE FAVOURITE" Robbie Ryan
"NEVER LOOK AWAY" Caleb Deschanel
"ROMA" Alfonso Cuarón - WINNER
"A STAR IS BORN" Matthew Libatique

  • COSTUME DESIGN

"THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS" Mary Zophres
"BLACK PANTHER" Ruth Carter - WINNER
"THE FAVOURITE" Sandy Powell
"MARY POPPINS RETURNS" Sandy Powell
"MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS" Alexandra Byrne

  • DIRECTING

"BLACKKKLANSMAN" Spike Lee
"COLD WAR" Paweł Pawlikowski
"THE FAVOURITE" Yorgos Lanthimos
"ROMA" Alfonso Cuarón - WINNER
"VICE" Adam McKay

  • DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

"FREE SOLO" Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill - WINNER
"HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING" RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim
"MINDING THE GAP" Bing Liu and Diane Quon
"OF FATHERS AND SONS" Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert
"RBG" Betsy West and Julie Cohen

  • DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

"BLACK SHEEP" Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn
"END GAME" Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
"LIFEBOAT" Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser
"A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN" Marshall Curry
"PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE." Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton - WINNER

  • FILM EDITING

"BLACKKKLANSMAN" Barry Alexander Brown
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" John Ottman - WINNER
"THE FAVOURITE" Yorgos Mavropsaridis
"GREEN BOOK" Patrick J. Don Vito
"VICE" Hank Corwin

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

"CAPERNAUM" Lebanon
"COLD WAR" Poland
"NEVER LOOK AWAY" Germany
"ROMA" Mexico - WINNER
"SHOPLIFTERS" Japan

  • MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

"BORDER" Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer
"MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS" Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks
"VICE" Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney - WINNER

  • MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

"BLACK PANTHER" Ludwig Goransson - WINNER
"BLACKKKLANSMAN" Terence Blanchard
"IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK" Nicholas Britell
"ISLE OF DOGS" Alexandre Desplat
"MARY POPPINS RETURNS" Marc Shaiman

  • MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

"ALL THE STARS" from Black Panther; Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith; Lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe
"I'LL FIGHT" from RBG; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
"THE PLACE WHERE LOST THINGS GO" from Mary Poppins Returns; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
"SHALLOW" from A Star Is Born; Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt - WINNER
"WHEN A COWBOY TRADES HIS SPURS FOR WINGS" from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

  • BEST PICTURE

"BLACK PANTHER" Kevin Feige, Producer
"BLACKKKLANSMAN" Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" Graham King, Producer
"THE FAVOURITE" Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers
"GREEN BOOK" Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers - WINNER
"ROMA" Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers
"A STAR IS BORN" Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers
"VICE" Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

  • PRODUCTION DESIGN

"BLACK PANTHER" Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart - WINNER
"THE FAVOURITE" Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Set Decoration: Alice Felton
"FIRST MAN" Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas
"MARY POPPINS RETURNS" Production Design: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
"ROMA" Production Design: Eugenio Caballero; Set Decoration: Bárbara Enríquez

  • SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

"ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR" Alison Snowden and David Fine
"BAO" Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb - WINNER
"LATE AFTERNOON" Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
"ONE SMALL STEP" Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas
"WEEKENDS" Trevor Jimenez

  • SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

"DETAINMENT" Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon
"FAUVE" Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon
"MARGUERITE" Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset
"MOTHER" Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado
"SKIN" Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman - WINNER

  • SOUND EDITING

"BLACK PANTHER" Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone - WINNER
"FIRST MAN" Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
"A QUIET PLACE" Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
"ROMA" Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

  • SOUND MIXING

"BLACK PANTHER" Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin
"BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY" Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali - WINNER
"FIRST MAN" Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis
"ROMA" Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García
"A STAR IS BORN" Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow

  • VISUAL EFFECTS

"AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR" Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
"CHRISTOPHER ROBIN" Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
"FIRST MAN" Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm - WINNER
"READY PLAYER ONE" Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
"SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY" Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

  • WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

"THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS" Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
"BLACKKKLANSMAN" Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee - WINNER
"CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?" Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
"IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK" Written for the screen by Barry Jenkins
"A STAR IS BORN" Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters

  • WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

"THE FAVOURITE" Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
"FIRST REFORMED" Written by Paul Schrader
"GREEN BOOK" Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly - WINNER
"ROMA" Written by Alfonso Cuarón
"VICE" Written by Adam McKay

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From Cageian phantasmagoria & 18th-century mischief to a world-weary Western and a stolen Singaporean road movie
Once upon a time, Derek Smith wrote: “2017 was a year endured rather than lived.” But all due respect to the past, because here we are creeping into this new 2019 and things are so much better than we thought they’d be!

True, the year probably felt like 37 years or whatever removed from Rick Deckard’s squared-off tie and malfunctioning memory. And truth be told, the political crisis unfolding in the gray hallways might seem more honest if it resembled the light-starved, gnarled noir of Blade Runner. At least Schwarzenegger and The Running Man promised that 2019’s only choice would be “hard time or prime time,” even if its presentation of a neon capital, corporate-owned world seemed, you know, subtle. And for all the (dead) kids in cages and bodies bleeding out on street corners here and abroad, Michael Bay and The Island had a perfectly-drooped Buscemi diagnosing our humanist crisis: “I mean, you’re not human. I mean, you’re human, but you’re not real. You’re not a real person, like me.”

A lot of people were told they weren’t humans in 2018. This isn’t a writerly evasion or poetic epithet designed to elicit righteous ire/compel you to read another year-end list. Because what else could you call the concentrated attempt by some humans to discourage the freedoms of other humans? Our narrative didn’t turn science-fiction to let us off the hook: these non-humans weren’t clones or replicants or estranged Atlantean denizens returning to claim their kingly right. They just weren’t human enough (or the right kind of human) to matter in the eyes of louder, more powerful humans. All of our past’s proposed images of our worst futures pale in comparison to this denial of basic humanity that we see out our windows.

It is unsurprising, then, that cinema, our most volatile cultural mirror, began to show the stretch and strain in its images of our species. But what is surprising is that cinema in 2018 retained nuance and compassion as it mediated the cruelties and depravities of its age. Unlike this slab of prose, movies in 2018 moved beyond mediating good and evil in simple, monolithic terms. They attempted to sketch the boundaries of real freedom in an unjust world (BlaKkKlansman). They investigated, more acutely than ever before, the responsibilities of what it meant to keep (Shirkers) and tell (Madeline’s Madeline) another human’s story (If Beale Street Could Talk), especially in remembrance (Roma). They presented distorted genealogies (Hereditary) and fisheye-lens histories (The Favourite) to track the human body’s motion (Suspiria) in and out of comradeship (Support the Girls) and trauma (Burning). In 2018, we hurled our betrayed humanities up against foreign corpses (Zama), scorched country (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs), alien twins (Annihilation), and incongruent voices (Sorry to Bother You). We began to see, in everything, something like a way through the darkness. Why else keep watching the past (The Other Side of the Wind) if not to plot something we’d never imagined before (The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl)?

Our moving images in 2018 proposed that real love (Eighth Grade) and genuine care (Lazzaro Felice) could stretch impossibly across time to add up to a life steeped in both nuance and compassion (Won’t You Be My Neighbor?). Our love would not look the same (Leave No Trace) nor could it resound in strictly-feasible tones (Mandy), but we would recognize its absence; we could see that sometimes humanness looks like something we’ve never seen before (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).

More than anything, as one derelict theory proposed, “Through the negative you could see the real, inner, demonic quality of the light.” In laying the responsibilities of the filmmaker and artist at the feet of a murderer, The House That Jack Built came perilously close to endorsing our worst demons. Those demons shook and raged and hissed at us, urging us to give in to despair and make a world in their image. How did we let it stand? Thomas Merton was a central figure in a figurative, feral lens for our year, and he wrote that “despair is the absolute extreme of self-love.” To levy our humanity so close to inhumanness, suggesting that our better angels are distortions, is dangerous. To know, as these 25 films know, that there can be nothing without despair until there is love is to actually be human. To look, as we did, through our ruinous year and resist the despairs of all our oppressors and lowest urges, to shout, in image and montage and light and shadow, that this is how I deny you is to attain, beyond our humanity and into the future, a new kind of prayer. –FRANK FALISI

Source: https://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/favorite-25-films-2018

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Movies that are so insanely packed with things and ideas and visuals they become dense in one way or another.

  • Obviously subjective but not precisely my favourite movies.
  • Ordered alphabetically.

  • Suggestions welcomed but I'll have to see them to see if they fit my criteria.

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