JR'S TOP TEN FILMS-2018
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2009-2000, 2006
"Good Old JR" weighs in with his picks for the TOP 10 films of 2018

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JR'S TOP TEN FILMS-2018 EDITION
JR Picks his TOP TEN Films for 2018


 

MARY POPPINS RETURNS
(***-JR)

"...a blissfully genuine two hours of emotional uplift..."


 

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
(***½-JR)
"... it's arguably one of the greatest superhero films of all time."


 

AQUAMAN
(*½-JR)

"...the timing and tone of this movie is consistently off"


 

the FAVOURITE
(***1/2-VC)

"...relationships between the three female protagonists is-fascinating..."


 

CREED 2
(**½-JR)
"Creed II's tale-ultimately doesn't match the quality of the original."


 

AT ETERNITY'S GATE
(****-VC)

"...benefits greatly from the artist’s sensibility Schnabel brings to the film..."


 

FANTASTIC BEASTS: CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD
(**-JR)
"...a must-see on the biggest screen possible."


 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
(**-JR)
"...simple in design and abyssal in anguish..."


 

FIRST MAN
(***½-JR)
"...a must-see on the biggest screen possible."


 

HALLOWEEN
(**½-JR)
"...simple in design and abyssal in anguish..."


 

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A STAR IS BORN
(***½-JR)
"...passionate, authentic, altogether relevant saga..."


 

FAHRENHEIT 11-9
(***-VC)

"...does not feel quite as fresh as his previous works."


 

VENOM
(**-JR)
"...cheap, cheesy, and generally unsatisfying..."


 

EIGHTH GRADE
(***½-VC)

"...manages to be much more compelling than most of its big name counterparts."


 

FIRST REFORMED
(****-VC)
"...the most powerful and extraordinary English language film I have seen this year"


 

TAU
(***-VC)
"...helped put me in another world and make me forget things that bothered me"


 

DEATH OF SUPERMAN
(***½-JR)
"...an engaging entertainment that can stand with the best of the DCAU."


 

PERSONA
(****-VC)
"It struggles to reach the unknowable, the abstract and the transcendent."


 

BLINDSPOTTING
(****-VC)
"...remarkably well written-and anchored by the two superb lead performances"


 

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
(***½-VC)
"...extremely strong and original for at least two thirds of its duration."


 

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-FALLOUT
(***½-JR)
"... it's the must-see, big-screen event of the season"


 

YEARS BEST FILMS-MIDTERM EDITION
Vito Picks his TOP TEN Films of the Year as of the First Half of 2018


 

YEARS BEST FILMS-MIDTERM EDITION
JR Picks his TOP TEN Films of the Year as of the First Half of 2018


 

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
(***½-JR)
"...rich in imagination and a shrewd purveyor of monkey wrenches..."


 

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM
(**-JR)
"...an expertly manufactured hunk of corporate moviemaking...""


 

INCREDIBLES 2
(***-JR)

"...not certain the filmmaker knows what it is he actually wants to say this time out"


 

PARALLEL PLANES
(***½-VC)

"...infectious, inspirational film about creative people making innovative music..."


 

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
(**½-JR)
"It's … fine"


 

DEADPOOL 2
(***-JR)
"Deadpool 2 is very pleased with itself, and not nearly so subversive as it imagines"


 

TULLY
(***½-VC)
"...many scenes have a documentary like authenticity"


 

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR
(**½-JR)
"Marvel wrangle's a massive cast, but not a story that deserves their presence."


 

A QUIET PLACE
(***-JR)
"...an intimate tale of familial devotion and survival..."


 

READY PLAYER ONE
(***-JR)
"... a diverting slice of entertainment..."


 

ANNIHILATION
(***-JR)
"...a melding of the sumptuously scientific and the thrillingly cathartic..."

  CHICAGO EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL-2018
2017,  2016
March 9th to April 5th at the Siskel Film Center, Chicago Illinois


 

GO WEST #1 (of 3)
(***-NR)
"Garrett Gunn's words are compelling, and instantly grab us from the get-go"


 

RED SPARROW
(*-VC)
"...an unoriginal, overlong, demoralizing piece of cinematic sewage..."


 

ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS-2018 EDITION
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Three Critics, 22 nominations and fifty predictions for 2018

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